The clouds of despair continue to cast a shadow over Bollywood as this time actress Nora Fatehi has come into the picture. The actor was called in for questioning in the Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Leena Paul money laundering case.
She appeared for the same before the Enforcement Directorate today as the agency intended to know about her connection with the con artist and his actor wife as the cases registered against him.
A fraud of Rs 200 crore has been filed against the couple and the Delhi police have arrested the duo following the con committed with Shivinder Singh, Fortis Healthcare promoter’s family.
As per the First Information Report, the Delhi police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) have charged Chandrasekhar and Paul of cheating, extortion and criminal conspiracy.
While Jacqueline Fernandes, too, have earlier been summoned in the same case, sources said that the Enforcement Directorate moved ahead with the FIR and called in Nora to know her link to the con artists.
Jacqueline did not attend the summons scheduled last month but is expected to be present for October 15th‘s interrogation. Her previous statement was recorded under provisions of the PML act (Prevention of Money Laundering Act).
Both the actresses were also conned by Chandrasekhar, according to a report by PTI. According to the ED, many Hindi film industry celebs are active participants of this case.
The incident surfaced after Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi Singh approached the police and filed a complaint against a man who contacted her earlier when Mr Singh was in the jail. She said he identified himself as a senior Law Ministry official and offered help in bailing out her husband in return for money.
The deal was made for Rs 200 crore, which Ms Singh paid to the man in 30 installments from June 2020. The person posing as the official had said that the money was for BJP party funds. She further claimed that the man told her that Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar were supporting her in this case.
Chandrasekhar was spending his tenure in Rohini jail of Delhi, being named in 21 cases, when this event occurred. His remand was extended for 11 days yesterday while his wife’s by 16 days.
On August 23rd, the ED raided the couple’s house and seized the luxurious sea-facing beach bungalow in Chennai. It also recovered Rs 82.5 lakh in cash, 2 kg of gold, and 16 luxury cars from the man accused in several bribery cases too.
Apart from this, many high-end items amounting to Rs 20 crore were also seized, including bags, clothes and shoes of international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and others.