Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been questioned today as a witness in a money laundering case, Enforcement Directorate sources said today. This was in connection with an alleged multi-crore racketeering racket operated by one Sukesh Chandrashekar, a “known con man” who is also accused of bribery involving the Election Commission.
“She is not a suspect, but is being questioned as a witness in the case against con man Sukesh Chandrasekhar,” sources from the Enforcement Directorate told NewsMadura, referring to the 36-year-old Sri Lankan film star.
On August 24, the investigative agency said it had seized a sea-view bungalow in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh cash, and more than a dozen luxury cars in connection with the money laundering case against Chandrashekar.
The case is based on an FIR from the Delhi Police Economic Crimes Department against him and others for alleged criminal conspiracy, deception and extortion amounting to approximately Rs 200 crore.
“Sukesh Chandrasekhar is the mastermind behind this fraud. He has been part of the crime scene since he was 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is currently incarcerated in Rohini Prison,” the Enforcement Directorate said in its post-raid statement. from last week.
It is also alleged that he took money from TTV Dhinakaran, leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK) ‘Amma’ faction, to bribe poll panel officials in connection with the ‘two leaves’ dispute party election symbol.
He is reported to have struck a 50 crore deal to help the AIADMK (Amma) faction keep the ‘two leaves’ symbol. An amount of Rs 1.3 crore was allegedly seized from his possession at the time of his arrest.