Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi, questioned by the Enforcement Directorate within the alleged multi-crore extortion racket operated by conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, have confessed to receiving presents value crores from the accused, the probe company has mentioned in its chargesheet. Chandrashekhar’s spouse, it’s learnt, additionally performed a serious position because the conman lavished presents – from an iPhone to BMW automotive – on the 2 actors.
The chargesheet, filed by the company early this month in a Delhi court docket, named Chandrashekhar, his spouse Leena Maria Paul and 6 others in it. The questioning of each the actors is critical because the company investigates the cash path.
Each the actors have shared particulars of the presents they’ve acquired from Chandrashekhar.
Whereas Sukesh Chandrashekhar made a “spoof” name replicating the workplace variety of Union House Minister Amit Shah to befriend actor Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi got here in touch with the conman by means of his spouse at a charity programme in Chennai, the company mentioned.
Throughout her questioning, Nora Fatehi revealed that Sukesh Chandrashekhar had gifted her a BMW sedan. Chandrashekhar’s spouse, Leena Maria Paul, additionally gifted her a Gucci bag and an iPhone as a “token of affection” from her husband.
Ms Fernandez, who appeared earlier than Enforcement Directorate twice this yr, is learnt to have confessed to receiving a 1.5 lakh greenback mortgage from Chandrashekhar, together with presents that included a horse value ₹ 52 lakh and a Persian cat value ₹ 9 lakh, multi stone earrings and an Hermes bracelet.
Aside from this, Ms Fernandez, it’s learnt, “acquired” a Mini Cooper automotive which she later returned.
The company mentioned Jacqueline Fernandez’s make-up artist Shaan Muttathil was contacted by a authorities workplace and instructed that the actor should get in contact with Mr Shekhar as “he is a vital particular person and wish to converse to her.”
Sukesh Chandrashekhar mentioned that he was a giant fan of the actor and that she ought to do movies within the southern movie business and “as Solar TV they’ve many initiatives lined up”, it mentioned.
The company present in its probe that Chandrashekhar was in “common contact” with Ms Fernandez since February, till he was arrested on August 7 by the Delhi Police.
Chandrashekhar and his spouse are being probed by the Delhi Police in addition to the Enforcement Directorate over allegations of fraud and dishonest folks like former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.
Investigations discovered that Chandrashekhar, whereas he was lodged in Delhi jail, ran an extortion racket utilizing his telephone.
“He (utilizing a cellphone procured illegally in jail) with the assistance of expertise made spoofed calls to dupe folks because the numbers displayed on the referred to as celebration’s telephone quantity belonged to senior authorities officers.
“Whereas talking (from jail) to those individuals, he claimed to be a authorities officer providing to assist folks for a value,” the Enforcement Directorate had claimed.