In news regarding Bollywood industry, woes increase for Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez as ED has issued summons for the actresses in money laundering case. The actresses have been called by the Enforcement Directorate in their alleged involvement in a Rs. 200-crore-money-laundering case. It should be noted that this is not the first time Jacqueline has been called by the ED. Earlier this year in August, ED had roped in the Murder 2 actress in the Sukesh Chandrasekhar money laundering case.

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The Bollywood industry has infamously been associated with controversies regarding drug abuse, connections to the underworld, and tax evasions. The industry is currently startled by the Aryan Khan drug case where the 23-year-old son of Shahrukh Khan is under judicial custody, waiting to be bailed out. Earlier this year, actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra was involved in the adult film scandal where he illegally distributed and produced adult films on an application.

Now, Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez have been roped by the Enforcement Directorate.


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The Facts of the Matter

Prominent Bollywood actresses Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez have been roped in by the apex economic intelligence agency Enforcement Directorate. Fatehi and Fernandez are both asked to appear before ED to give their statement on their alleged involvement in a money laundering case.

According to reports, Nora Fatehi appeared in front of the ED on October 14 while Jacqueline Fernandez will be giving her statement on October 15, Friday. The case is regarding the infamous conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar who cheated a slew of celebrities and is now serving time in jail.

Reportedly both Nora and Jacqueline’s statements will be recorded under the PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act). The case was first lodged by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Sukesh Chandrasekhar and others in their alleged involvement in matters pertaining to extortion, conspiracy of about Rs. 200 crores.


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Who is Sukesh Chandrasekhar?

According to the ED Chandrasekhar is a “conman” who is alleged to be involved in a case of cheating and extortion to the sum of Rs. 200 crores. An Indian Express quoted the statement by the ED which read, “Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged in Rohini jail (in connection with the Delhi Police case.”


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How did Sukesh Chandrasekhar Dupe People?

Reports claim that Chandrasekhar duped people thanks to technology wherein he made fake calls claiming he was a senior government officer. ED’s claims stated, “He (with a cellphone procured illegally in prison) with the help of technology, made spoofed calls to dupe people as the numbers displayed on the called party’s phone number belonged to senior government officers. “While speaking (from prison) to these persons, he claimed to be a government officer offering to help people for a price.”

According to a News18 report, the conman posed as a close acquaintance of politician and duped several people in the pretext of providing them jobs. If reports are to be believed, the conman duped as many as 100 persons on the tune of Rs. 75 crores.