Jacqueline Fernandez quizzed for 8 hrs in Rs 200-crore scam, cops find loopholes in statements A to Z Counsel


The Delhi Police has found inconsistencies in the responses of Jacqueline Fernandez and Pinky Irani, both of whom were summoned by the Economic Offences Wing on Wednesday in connection with an extortion case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, sources said. The senior officials will discuss Jacqueline’s statements amongst themselves before deciding on when to summon the actor again.

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez joined the probe after being issued a third summons and was questioned for nearly eight hours in the extortion case today. She was accompanied by Pinky Irani, who was tasked to introduce Jacqueline Fernandez to the conman and was allegedly paid in crores of rupees for the job.

During the first round of questioning, the Delhi Police found inconsistencies in their responses and is likely to confront them again.

Initially, the statements of Pinky Irani and Jacqueline Fernandez were recorded separately, then they were confronted and questioned together to get more clarity in the case.

Earlier this month, another Bollywood actor, Nora Fatehi, was questioned by the agency for six to seven hours in the case and her statement recorded.

According to the ED, Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez received luxury cars and other expensive gifts from Chandrashekhar from the proceeds of the crime.

Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is currently in jail, is accused of cheating various high-profile individuals, such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh.

On August 17, the ED filed a charge sheet naming Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore money laundering case linked to Chandrashekhar.

The actor was allegedly gifted jewellery worth over Rs 7 crore by Sukesh Chandrashekhar. He had also allegedly gifted several high end cars, expensive bags, clothes, shoes and costly watches to the actor and her family members.

Earlier in a statement to the ED, Jacqueline had said that conman Sukesh introduced himself as the owner of Sun TV and as a member of an influential political family from Chennai. Jacqueline had stated on record that she received limited edition perfumes every week, flowers every other day, designer bags, diamond earrings and a mini cooper from Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Jacqueline had also said that she met Sukesh for the first time in June, after he informed her that his uncle had passed away due to cardiac arrest and urged her to attend the funeral in Chennai. She had also said that Sukesh convinced her that he was the owner of the private jets and helicopters she had used for her personal visits.


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