ED to name Jacqueline Fernandez as accused in conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar cheating and money laundering case

The ED claimed that the actress was a beneficiary of a Rs 215 crore extortion case and accused her of it

The ED claimed that the actress was a beneficiary of a Rs 215 crore extortion case and accused her of it
The ED claimed that the actress was a beneficiary of a Rs 215 crore extortion case and accused her of it

Jacqueline Fernandez named as accused by ED in chargesheet of Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s Rs.200 cr extortion case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to name notorious conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s conduit and partner in crimes Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore cheating and money laundering case. The 37-year-old actress has been questioned multiple times by the agency in this case, the last being in June. The actress, a Sri Lanka national, debuted in the Hindi film industry in 2009.

Sukesh currently in jail was a notorious conman fooling and cheating many. Even in jail he used communication networks illegally in connivance of corrupt jail officials and duped people by pretending as Supreme Court judges, and top officials of the Prime Minister’s Office[1]. He has luxurious life with many film actresses including Jacqueline and parked his ill-gotten wealth with them.

The ED is expected to file a fresh (second supplementary) charge sheet or prosecution complaint in this case on Wednesday before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Delhi and, according to sources, the actor has been arraigned in it as an accused. The ED in April provisionally attached Rs.7.27 crore funds of the actor under the PMLA apart from Rs.15 lakh cash as the agency called these funds “proceeds of crime”.

“Sukesh Chandrasekhar had given various gifts worth Rs.5.71 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez from the proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion,” the ED had then said in a statement. “Chandrasekhar had put Pinky Irani, his long-time associate, and co-accused in this case, to deliver the said gifts to her,” the ED had said.

In addition to these gifts, the agency said, Chandrasekhar also gave “funds to the tune of USD 1,72,913 (about Rs.1.3 crore as per current exchange rate) and AUD 26,740 (approx. Rs.14 lakh) to the close family members of Fernandez out of the proceeds of crime through co-accused Avtar Singh Kochhar, an established and well known international hawala operator.” The agency said its probe found that Chandrasekhar had “delivered cash to the tune of Rs.15 lakh to a writer on behalf of Fernandez as advance for writing a script of her web series project.”

The ED has alleged that Chandrashekhar used illegal money to purchase gifts for Fernandez which he had extorted by cheating high-profile people including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh‘s wife Aditi Singh. He conned Aditi Singh and her sister by impersonating the Union Home Secretary and also the Law secretary over the phone. “Adopting this modus operandi, the said person contacted Aditi Singh, wife of Shivinder Mohan Singh, by impersonating himself as Union home secretary, Union law secretary, an officer from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and other junior officials and extorted more than Rs.200 crore from her over a period of one year on the pretext of contribution to party funds.”

Jacqueline Fernandez told the ED, in her statement recorded in August and October last year, that she “received” gifts like three designer bags from Gucci, Chanel, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multi-colored stones and two Hermes bracelets from Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Jacqueline Fernandez further said that she returned a Mini Cooper car that she had similarly received.

The agency found in its probe that Chandrashekhar was in “regular contact” with Fernandez from February till he got arrested on August 7 last year by the Delhi Police. The ED has arrested eight people in this case till now including Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena Maria Paul, Pinky Irani, and others, and has also filed two charge sheets before a Delhi court.


[1] Meet the conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who dials Supreme Court Judges from prison, impersonating as Law MinisterJun 24, 2022, PGurus.com

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  1. She only kissed & took money !! But innocent !! Else cannot maintain my cosmetic. Else how do you expect her to run expenses of the life i.e. utility bills & luxury life bills…..truly Penquin Baby & others are innocent & never did any wrong. They only supplied white sugar which is good for health


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