Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez will be appearing before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering investigation lodged against multimillionaire alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. She will be recording her statement as a witness in the case. Fernandez has been questioned by the ED in this case earlier also. The questioning will happen at the MTNL building in Central Delhi where ED has an office. A woman official along with five others will record her statement. Jacqueline Fernandez had to cancel her Da-bangg tour because of this as she was detained at the airport.
Fernandez was stopped at the Mumbai Airport by the immigration authorities on December 5 while she was on her way to Delhi. The authorities were acting on a Look Out Circular (LoC) issued by the ED against her as it feared that she might flee the country. She was quizzed at the Mumbai airport for hours and then let go. On Monday, the ED once again sent her summons to join the ongoing probe. As we know, the ED has established that Sukesh Chandrashekhar was in touch with her. It seems they met when he was out on bail and he arranged a private jet for her to come and meet him in Chennai. There are reports of how he lavished expensive gifts on her, which allegedly included horses and Persian cats.
The Enforcement Directorate had on Saturday (December 4) filed a charge sheet under the PMLA Act naming a few Bollywood actors, including Fernandez, as witnesses. The court had taken cognisance of the charge sheet and had asked the agency to supply the charge sheet copy to all the accused. The next date in the charge sheet matter is December 13. The ED officials were tight-lipped over the matter. Apart from Jacqueline, another Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has also recorded her statement as a witness in the case.
The actress has been looking at a career in the South too. She has a movie with Sudeep Kiccha Sudeep ready for release. In the middle of all this, there are rumours that she might be replaced in Krish - Pawan Kalyan's movie Hari Hara Veera Mallu. The makers are closely keeping tabs on the case.
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