Actor Jacqueline Fernandez, on 30th August 2021, was examined by the Enforcement Directorate, in New Delhi, in a case related to money laundering, which associated with Sukesh Chandrashekhar, an alleged conman.
The statements of the actor were recorded after the period of examination of four hours under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
The line of questioning posed to the actor was regarding the money laundering case in which Chandrashekhar is alleged to have conducted an extortion racket amounting to crores of rupees, from the jail in Rohini, Delhi.
The mastermind behind this is believed to be Chandrashekhar, who is already in the custody of Delhi Police on charges of criminal conspiracy (Section 120A, IPC) , extortion ( Section 383, IPC) and cheating ( Section 417, IPC) for an amount estimated to be about Rs. 200 Crores.
A raid had been conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on Chandrashekhar’s sea-facing bungalow in Chennai where they found and seized various luxurious cars and over Rs. 82 .5 Lakhs in cash.
It is believed that even after being under the custody of Delhi police, alleged conman Chandrashekhar got a hold of a mobile phone in the jail through illegal means and conducted spoof calls claiming to be a government official who could help the people for some price.
The parties whom he called believed that he was a government official as the name on their phone’s screen appeared to be so, which it is believed that he managed to do through technology.
He was previously arrested for reportedly taking money from TTV Dhinakaran in order to bribe the Election Commission officials for fraudulently winning a seat in the by-elections to the R.K.Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu, in order to get the AIADMK two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala Faction.
As per the Enforcement Directorate, he has been a part of such criminal activities for a very long time and has various complaints lodged against him.
In the early of August 2021, the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Chandrashekhar in the above-mentioned cases of extortion while being in police custody for which the actor was probed as a witness by the police.