Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was aware of conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s criminal history and “cooked up a false story” to wriggle out of investigations in a multi-crore money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate has said in its chargesheet accessed by NDTV.
Jacqueline Fernandez’s claim of having no knowledge of criminal antecedents of Sukesh is false, the Enforcement Directorate says. She also knew he was married, according to the agency.
“Jacqueline Fernandez was well aware about the criminal antecedents of Sukesh Chandrashekhar and also the fact that Leena Maria Paul is his wife in February 2021,” the chargesheet says.
“Despite this, Jacqueline Fernandez ignored this fact and continued the relationship with Sukesh and also received, used and enjoyed the financial benefits from Sukesh, which are nothing but proceeds of crime,” the agency said.
The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the money trail in the Rs 200 crore extortion case, named Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused earlier this month.
Jacqueline Fernandez admitted to receiving 5 watches, 20 pieces of Jewellery, 65 pairs of shoes, 47 cloth items, 32 bags, 4 Hermes bags, 9 paintings and 1 Versace Crockery set as gifts from the conman, according to the charhesgeet.
The agency said Sukesh Chandrashekar gifted two cars to the parents of Jacqueline Fernandez in April 2021 which she did not disclose during their questioning.