Jacqueline Fernandezwho was recently named as a suspect in the 200 crore extortion case related to scammer Sukesh Chandrashekhar has responded to the Enforcement Directorate after they confirmed several of its fixed deposits in the case. The actor insisted that she made the investment of her income before coming into contact with Sukesh. Read also| Jacqueline Fernandez appears in public for the first time since she was named in an extortion case
Jacqueline then became involved in the Money Laundering Prevention (PMLA) case Enforcement Directorate investigation revealed links between her and Sukesh. The investigation said the con man, who was accused of extorting money by defrauding high-profile people, including the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, Aditi Singh, had given Jacqueline expensive gifts from the proceeds of his criminal activities. .
In the latest development in the case, ED had seized Jacqueline’s fixed deposits. According to ANI, in a response to PMLA adjudication authorities, she protested, insisting that the deposits were not created using the alleged proceeds of crime. The agency said: “The actor claimed that deposits come from the actor’s own legitimate sources of income and much earlier in time even knowing that the prime suspect Chandrashekhar even existed in this world.” Jacqueline, in her reply, added that in the present case, at best, the accusation against her is that she is the ‘recipient of the gifts’.
According to ED’s chargesheet filed last year, Jacqueline Fernandez confirmed that Sukesh donated her 3 designer bags from Gucci, Chanel, 2 Gucci gym wear outfits, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, 2 pairs of diamond earrings, a bracelet of multicolored stones, and 2 Hermes bracelets. She also got a Mini Cooper car that she turned in.
Photos of Jacqueline and Sukesh had also surfaced on social media after the link emerged, suggesting the two were dating. The actor initially denied this, but according to reports, he later admitted it to the agency. Jacqueline’s lawyers have maintained that she herself is a victim rather than an accused in the case.
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