Delhi Police Issues Fresh Summons To Jacqueline Fernandez In Extortion Case

Bhubaneswar: Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has issued fresh summons to Bollywood Jacqueline Fernandez, asking her to appear on 14 September in connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case allegedly involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

The question scheduled for Monday was postponed as the actor sought an alternate date citing prior commitments, media reports said.

Notably, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last month filed a charge sheet naming Jacqueline as an accused in the scam. Sukesh had allegedly extorted Rs 200 crore from the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh on the pretext of getting her husband out on bail.

According to the chargesheet, Jacqueline knew about Sukesh’s involvement in criminal cases but chose to overlook his criminal past and received gifts worth Rs 5.71 crore from him but was “trying to justify herself saying that she was a victim of his manipulative actions ”.

Jacqueline also admitted that Sukesh gave Rs 15 lakh in cash to writer Advaita Kala whom she had approached in 2021 to write a script for a web series being produced by her, contradicting her earlier statement that she gave only chocolates and flowers to Kala.

Sukesh, a native of Bengaluru, is currently lodged in a Delhi jail and facing over 10 criminal cases.

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