ED summons Jacqueline Fernandez for the third time in money laundering probetext_fields
After Jacqueline Fernandez failed to show up before the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with a money laundering case, she has received a summons for the third time. She is now asked to appear at ED's Delhi office at 11 AM tomorrow.
She is being questioned in a case against fraudsters Sukesh Chandrasekhar and his actor-wife Leena Paul. They were arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly duping Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh of around ₹ 200 crores, reported NDTV.
The actress appeared before the investigation agency once on August 30 and was examined for four hours as a witness. Her statements were recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Shivinder Singh's wife, Aditi Singh, filed the complaint saying a man posing as a senior Law Ministry official offered to help get bail for him in return for money. Singh was in jail at the time for the alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Limited.
Aditi Singh stated that Rs 200 crore was paid in 30 instalments starting from June 2020. The con man told Mrs Singh that the money would go to BJP party funds.
Chandrasekhar was in jail at the time of the incident after being accused in 21 cases. The ED says that the known conman was in regular touch with Fernandez during this time and is questioning her for the same.