New Delhi: Actor and dancer Nora Fatehi on Thursday, October 14, arrived at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office to join the investigation in case related to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Sources said Nora’s statement was being recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with a case filed against Chandrashekar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul, news agency PTI reported.
Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was also summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with the money laundering case, reported ANI, citing officials familiar with the matter. While Fatehi was asked to be present before the law enforcement agency on Thursday itself, Fernandez is expected to join the probe tomorrow (i.e. Friday), according to officials quoted by ANI.
Both the actors are understood to be helping the agency in taking the probe forward as they themselves had been allegedly conned in the racket run by Chandrashekhar and his wife. The couple were recently arrested by the ED while they were already lodged in jail after being held by Delhi Police on charges of cheating some people including some high-profile individuals like former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh.
It had claimed in a statement that Chandrashekhar is a “known conman” and is being probed by the Delhi Police in a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion to the tune of about Rs 200 crore.
With Inputs from ANI and PTI