1 min read.Updated: 30 Aug 2021, 08:29 PM ISTLivemint
According to initial reports, Jacqueline is being questioned as a witness
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday quizzed Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in New Delhi. According to initial reports, Jacqueline is being questioned as a witness with an alleged multi-crore extortion racket operated by one Sukesh Chandrashekar.
ED said the 36-year-old actor was examined for four hours and her statement was recorded. "She is facing allegations of money laundering and that is why is she is being questioned as a witness in the ongoing case." ED official told ANI.
The ED last week had raided some of Chandrashekar's premises and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹82.5 lakh cash and over a dozen luxurious cars.
It had claimed in a statement that Chandrasekhar is a "known conman" and is being probed by the Delhi Police in a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion to the tune of about ₹200 crore.
"Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged in Rohini jail (in connection with the Delhi Police case)," the ED had said.
Despite being in the jail, it said, Chandrasekhar "did not stop conning" people.
"He (with a cellphone procured illegally in the prison) with the help of technology, made spoofed calls to dupe people as the numbers displayed on the called party's phone number belonged to senior government officers.
"While speaking (from the prison) to these persons, he claimed to be a government officer offering to help people for a price," the ED had claimed.