Investigators declare actor Jacqueline Fernandez tried to flee India after being named in a Rs 200-crore extortion case, however the alleged kingpin, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, has launched a letter defending her.
“It is very, very lucky that Jacqueline has been made an accused within the PMLA (cash laundering) case,” he stated in a handwritten letter for the media, launched by means of his lawyer.
“We had been in a relationship and if I’ve given her and her household presents, what’s their fault… She by no means requested me for something besides loving her and standing by her,” he wrote.
He claimed that “each single penny” he spent on them was “earned by means of reliable sources of earnings”, including that the case in opposition to him is “a masks to a bigger conspiracy”. He reiterated his declare that he would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, and “win fingers down”.
The Enforcement Directorate has stated Ms Fernandez, who has denied any information of his crimes, acquired luxurious vehicles and different costly presents comparable to designer purses from Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
“I acquired 4 luggage from Gucci, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, three footwear from Louis Vuitton and Louboutin, two outfits from Gucci, perfumes, 4 cats, a Mini Cooper, two diamond earrings, a multi-coloured diamond bracelet,” she advised the probe officers, the ED has stated.
At this time Ms Fernandez, who’s on interim bail, appeared for an everyday bail plea listening to in a Delhi courtroom, the place the investigators stated she knew about Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s involvement in prison instances and that he was married, however she ignored that to make monetary transactions with him.
Her attorneys stated she hadn’t acquired any doc from the Enforcement Directorate, after which the courtroom advised the ED to take action. The case might be heard subsequent on November 10.
Opposing her plea, the ED alleged she tampered with proof throughout investigation by deleting information from her cell phone. The company additionally stated that she has not been cooperating with the investigators. She wished to go away India, however couldn’t achieve this as her identify was on the “lookout round”, or the record of individuals to be stopped from fleeing the nation, the ED stated within the courtroom doc.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who’s jailed in Delhi, allegedly cheated many high-profile folks by posing as a authorities officer, amongst different impersonations.
One other actor, Nora Fatehi, has been questioned about presents she allegedly acquired from Sukesh Chandrashekhar.