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Jacqeline Fernandez Questioned by ED Again in Rs 200 Cr Money Laundering Case

Jacqueline Fernandez At The Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone Wedding Reception

Jacqueline Fernandez, the Hindi actor and former Miss Sri Lanka, was once again questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday in connection to a Rs 200 crore money laundering case, ETimes reported.


The actor was questioned for over seven hours.

According to the report, the investigating agency had issued fresh summons to the actor on October 15 and 16. She was supposed to appear before the ED but did not do so due to personal unavoidable reasons, she said.

The actor was previously questioned in the case on August 30 in the case against Suresh Chandrashekhar the alleged mastermind of the money laundering racket. He was introduced to Fernandez through his partner Leena Maria Paul.

The ED has been probing the case based on an FIR filed by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing against Chandrashekhar and others over alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion of about Rs 200 crore. The agency has till date seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, along with Rs 82.5 lakh in cash and over a dozen luxury cars, in connection with the case.

Chandrasekhar, who has over 20 cases to his name, was arrested in 2017 for attempting to bribe the Election Commission. He was accused of taking money from Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam head TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials in order to get the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala faction in a by-election for the RK Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu. He was jailed in Delhi’s Rohini jail for this.

Chandrasekhar was allegedly running the extortion racket from behind the bars too. His associates have informed the Additional Commissioner of Police of the EOW that they were helped by the Rohini jail officials.


Following Fernandez’s summon, in September, Paul, the Malayalam actor known for featuring in the 2013 Hindi film Madras Cafe, was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing for helping Chandrashekhar.

On October 14, actor Nora Fatehi had arrived at the ED office for questioning in the same case. The actor was questioned for over eight hours to establish connections with Chandrashekhar and his wife. She was earlier summoned by the agency last month in the same case.