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Sukesh Chandrashekhar claims he dated Jacqueline Fernandez and denies extortion charges in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case

Jacqueline Fernandez, the Bollywood actress who has made headlines for her involvement in a Rs 200-crore money-laundering case, has refuted claims that she was romantically involved with accused conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Chandrashekhar is accused of extortion and has stated that he is not a “conman.” He also revealed that he was dating Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, but that their “personal relationship has no bearing on the criminal case.”

According to ANI, the alleged accused stated this in a press statement issued by his lawyer, Advocate Anant Malik.

Chandrashekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paulose are the main accused in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Apart from Fernandez, the CIA has named Nora Fatehi as a witness in the case in its charge sheet. The ED had previously interrogated the pair.

Pinki Irani, who is accused of introducing Chandrashekhar to Fernandez, was recently arrested in the case. Irani and Chandrashekhar were reportedly interrogated separately and together in the jail for more than three hours on the same set of questions.

Sukesh Chandrashekhar
Sukesh Chandrashekhar

The ED had previously confronted Irani with Fernandez, according to a report in ANI. When they were interrogated,

The agency also revealed in the charge sheet that the alleged conman Chandrashekhar gave Fernandez and Fatehi expensive gifts.

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According to the charge sheet, Fernandez made statements on August 30 and October 20 in which she agreed to accept gifts from the accused, including three Gucci and Chanel designer bags, two Gucci gym wear outfits, two pairs of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings, a multi-colored stone bracelet, and two Hermes bracelets.

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The actress also claimed that she was given a car, a Mini Cooper, which she returned, and that Chandrashekar had arranged for private jet trips and hotel stays for her on several occasions. The actress, on the other hand, has denied dating the accused.

According to reports, the ED may seize Fernandez and Fatehi’s gifts as part of the investigation. The central agency is looking into a number of people who are involved in the money-laundering case, either directly or indirectly.

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