Jacqueline Was Aware Of Conman Sukesh's Criminal Past, Yet Enjoyed Valuable Gifts: ED Chargesheet

Jacqueline Was Aware Of Conman Sukesh's Criminal Past, Yet Enjoyed Valuable Gifts: ED Chargesheet

Hours after Delhi’s Patiala Court summoned Jacqueline Fernandez in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in its chargesheet claimed that the Bollywood actor consciously chose to overlook Chandrashekar’s criminal past and continued to indulge in financial transactions with him, news agenvy ANI reported.

The probe agency also alleged that not only Fernandez, but her family members and friends too have financially benefitted from the relationship of the actor and the conman.

Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh took cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate and asked Fernandez to appear before the court on September 26 in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case. 

Further in its chargesheet, ED pointed out that Fernandez has consistently shifted her stance with regard to the gifts given by Chandrashekhar to her and her relatives. The actor, ED said, still had been denying certain assets purchased by the alleged conman for her and the investigation on that aspect is going on from the collection of evidence.

“Investigation so far has revealed that the accused actor is directly or indirectly involved in the proceeds of crime and acquired, possessed & used part proceeds of crime – valuable gifts for herself & her family members in India and abroad and thereby committed an offence of money laundering u/s 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, which is punishable u/s 4 of PMLA, 2002,” the chargesheet stated, ANI reported.

It is being alleged that despite knowing that the accused in involved in several financial offenses, Fernandez allowed him to transfer huge amount of money in her brother and sister’s bank account in the name of loan. Chandrashekhar, ED said, also bought cars for actor’s father and mother.

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Fernandez has been named as an accused for the first time in the supplementary charge sheet.

The documents, however, had mentioned the details of the statements recorded by Fernandez and fellow actor Nora Fatehi in the past. It came to light that both Fernandez and Fatehi, who were examined the probe agency earlier, had received luxury cars and other expensive gifts from Chandrashekar.