Taking cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet against Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez, Delhi's Patiala court summoned her on September 26.
The Enforcement Directorate named Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in a Rs 215 crore extortion case. The ED also filed the chargesheet against the Bollywood actor earlier this month.
Sources said that the ED had found Jacqueline to be the beneficiary of the proceeds of the extorted money. The ED believes she was aware that conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar was an extortionist. Statements by key witnesses and accused have revealed that Jacqueline Fernandez was continuously in touch with Sukesh over video calls. Sukesh also confessed to giving gifts to the Sri Lanka-born actor.
Earlier, the ED had found that Sukesh Chandrashekhar had sent her gifts worth Rs 10 crore. The ED has so far attached assets of the actor worth more than Rs 7 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar is being investigated in over 32 criminal cases by several state police and three central agencies — CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax.