A horse value Rs 52 lakh and a Persian cat value Rs 9 lakh have been amongst items value Rs 10 crore given by conman Sukesh Chandrashekar to actor Jacqueline Fernandez, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has mentioned in its chargesheet, in line with sources.
The probe company has filed the chargesheet in a Delhi court docket in a cash laundering case. It’s alleged that Chandrashekar extorted Rs 200 crore from a businessman’s spouse whereas he was lodged in Tihar jail.
Together with Ms Fernandez, the chargesheet mentions actor Nora Fatehi, who has been questioned within the case. Ms Fernandez and her aides have additionally been questioned.
Chandrashekar had earlier instructed the media that he had gifted a automobile to Ms Fatehi.
In line with the chargesheet, Chandrashekar and Ms Fernandez began speaking round January this 12 months and he later began sending her items, sources mentioned.
Among the many items have been jewelry, crockery and 4 Persian cats — one among them value Rs 9 lakh — and a horse value Rs 52 lakh, they added.
The probe company, it’s learnt, has additionally mentioned Ms Fernandez would converse to Chandrashekar over the cellphone whereas he was in jail.
After Chandrashekar was granted bail, he booked a chartered flight for Ms Fernandez from Mumbai to Delhi and one other from Delhi to Chennai, the company has mentioned in its chargesheet, in line with sources. The chargesheet additionally states, it’s learnt, that the 2 stayed at a resort in Chennai.
The chargesheet, mentioned sources, says Chandrashekar spent Rs 8 crore on air journey by chartered flights whereas he was out on bail. The ED, sources mentioned, has additionally instructed the court docket that Chandrashekar despatched enormous quantities to family of Ms Fernandez.
The chargesheet says the conman gifted a BMW automobile and an iPhone, value Rs 1 crore in whole, to Nora Fatehi, sources mentioned.
Earlier, a consultant of Nora Fatehi had mentioned that she “has been a sufferer”. “She doesn’t know or have any private reference to the accused and has been known as by ED to strictly assist with the investigation,” the consultant mentioned, including that the actor is cooperating within the probe.