Mini Cooper, Chanel bags, diamond earrings: the gifts alleged crook Sukesh gave the actors


Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi received luxury cars, phones and other expensive gifts from suspected con artist Sukesh Chandrashekhar, according to the ED indictment sheet.

Fernandez and Fatehi were recently questioned by the ED as part of an investigation into a case filed by the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh, Aditi Singh, who claimed that Chandrasekhar had duped her of Rs 200 crore claiming to be a government official. Chandrasekhar has reportedly said he could secure Shivinder’s release on bail.

The indictment, filed before Extra-Sessional Judge Praveen Singh, claimed that Fernandez’s statements were recorded on August 30 and October 20, in which she said she received gifts such as three designer bags from Gucci and Chanel, two Gucci sportswear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a multicolored stone bracelet and two Hermès bracelets. She also received a car, Mini Cooper, which she returned, the ED claimed.

She added that Chandrashekar had organized private jet trips and her hotel stay on different occasions.

To get in touch with Jacqueline first, Sukesh made a “spoofed” call reproducing the office number of Union Home Secretary Amit Shah to befriend her, and claimed he was from the “political family” of Tamil Nadu’s chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the ED said. said in an indictment filed under the anti-money laundering law. The agency recorded the statement of Fernandez, 36, twice this year, where she said Chandrasekhar introduced himself to her as “Shekhaar Ratna Vela”.

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The agency further claimed that Chandrashekar gave Fatehi a BMW car in December 2020 and later gave him Rs 75 lakh, in addition to other expensive gifts. The court heard of an indictment against Chandrashekhar, Paul and six others earlier this month.

Delhi Police’s Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) previously registered an FIR against Chandrasekhar for allegedly duping the wives of former Ranbaxy promoters, Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, for Rs 200 crore. The ED lodged its complaint on the basis of a police FIR.

According to judicial sources, the indictment comprises approximately 7,000 pages, including several annexes. All the accused are currently in judicial detention.

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The ED recently arrested the couple and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a case related to the extortion racket that was being carried out from a Delhi prison. Chandrasekhar and Paul had previously been arrested by Delhi police, along with others.

Police also recently invoked the Maharashtra Organized Crime Control Act (MCOCA) in this case. Delhi police alleged that the couple and others used the Hawala roads, set up shell companies to park money earned from the proceeds of crime.