Bollywood’s Jacqueline Fernandez says she too was conned and manipulated by conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar per week after she was named in a cost sheet filed by India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in a cash laundering case involving Chandrasekhar. The Sri Lankan actor was charged underneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act and stated, via her lawyer, that probably the most she might be accused of is receiving presents from the conman himself.
In April this 12 months, the ED had ordered the provisional attachment of Fernandez’s fastened deposits price INR 72 million and only a week in the past, it filed a cost sheet towards her, accusing the Vikrant Rona actor of laundering proceeds of crime.
The Hindustan Instances reviewed her response filed via her lawyer Prashant Patil the place she stated, “Just because she is (a) recipient of certain gifts which were forced on her for forming a connect, can’t be used to ignore the fact which the record otherwise clearly shows that she was conned by Sukesh Chandrasekhar. The approach of ED, unfortunately, seems to be highly mechanical and motivated, hence, blinded towards the fact that respondent (Jacqueline) has lost more than what can be measured in money.”
Asserting that she was manipulated, Fernandez added through her consultant, “What she has lost and suffered as a woman cannot be calculated in monetary terms”.
Concerning the INR 72 million fastened deposits, the actor stated they had been created via the reinvestment of proceeds of already current fastened deposits and was “her professionally earned income generated through blood and sweat and working in the industry for so long”.
Fernandez additionally accused the enforcement of malafide intentions. “What is surprising is that like the respondent (Jacqueline), some other celebrities, notably Norah Fatehi was also conned by Chandrasekhar and Fatehi and other such celebrities who received gifts from the accused, are made witnesses whereas she is sought to be dragged as an accused. This clearly shows a mala fide, motivated and biased approach on the part of investigation authority which cannot be ignored,” the actor added.
She revealed that she was lured into forming reference to the alleged conman Chandrasekhar however by no means abetted his actions. Whereas giving her assertion, she revealed that to lure her in, Chandrasekhar used Pinki Irani alias Angel, one other accused, to attach together with her and claimed himself to be the nephew of the previous chief minister of Tamil Nadu and somebody who owns Solar TV.
Along with her declare that the conman “insisted” on showering her with a number of presents regardless of her refusing to just accept any, the Sri Lankan citizen stated that the conman would go on a rampage and if his presents weren’t accepted or she didn’t reply, he would instruct his males to go away the presents with a watchman exterior her gate. She added that she by no means had the chance to test the supply of those presents that arrived at her doorstep.
Pointing in the direction of the costs towards Chandrasekhar, who allegedly cheated the wealthy of INR 2 billion by impersonating an influential particular person with political connections and an organization of his personal, Fernandez stated, “The conduct of accepting gifts from a person who had impersonated himself makes her a victim and maximum a prosecution witness.”
India’s ED has but to response to the feedback made by the Bachchhan Paandey actor.
In keeping with the publication, the conman is at present on the Tihar jail and had given numerous costly presents to Fernandez, together with designer baggage from Gucci and Chanel, two gymnasium outfits from an Italian high-end model, a pair of Louis Vuitton footwear and two pairs of diamond earrings in addition to a bracelet, two Hermes bracelets and a Mini Cooper automobile which she stated she had returned.
The conman was arrested by the Delhi police in April 2017 in a bribery case. Whereas he was in jail, Chandrasekhar spoofed calls to dupe folks by impersonating senior officers and therefore he was capable of extort greater than INR 2 billion whereas being jailed.
Fernandez received the Miss Universe pageant in 2006 and debuted as an actor with the Indian movie Aladin. Since then she has starred in movies similar to Housefull 2, Homicide 2 and Netflix movies Drive and Mrs. Serial Killer. Her most up-to-date work is with Kiccha Sudeep in Vikrant Rona.
She will likely be subsequent seen in Ram Setu alongside Akshay Kumar and Nushrat Bharucha, and Cirkus with Ranveer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and extra.