Jacqueline Fernandez a conned victim of Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s Rs 200 crore scam?

The ED had last week seized properties of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, an alleged conman arrested Chandrasekhar was arrested in 2017 for allegedly taking money from TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials to get the AIADMK two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala faction in a by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu. He was arrested early this month from a jail in Delhi for allegedly running an extortion racket from behind bars and is now accused of a Rs 200 crore scam.

Now the buzz is that Actor Jacqueline Fernandez was one of the many victims in the ₹200-crore money laundering racket carried out by Sukesh Chandrashekhar from jail. Jacqueline was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for hours on Monday in connection with the case.

The 36-year-old actor was examined for four hours as a witness in the case and her statement was recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The questioning of the actor was done in connection with the money laundering probe being conducted against Chandrasekhar. The ED last week had raided some of his premises and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh cash and over a dozen luxurious cars.

The ED had said, “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)”. Despite being in jail, the ED said, Chandrasekhar “did not stop conning” people. “He (with a cellphone procured illegally in the 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 the prison) to these persons, he claimed to be a government officer offering to help people for a price,” the ED had claimed.

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Jacqueline has several projects in her pipeline including Ram Setu and Bachchan Pandey alongside Akshay Kumar, Kick 2 with Salman Khan, Bhoot Police with Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Arjun Kapoor, and Cirkus with Ranveer Singh and Pooja Hegde.