Sukesh Chandrashekhar is currently been probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in the Rs, 200 crore money laundering case has mentioned that he has an association with several Bollywood celebrities including actors Shilpa Shetty and Shraddha Kapoor.
According to the disclosure statement of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, he revealed that he has known Sharadha Kapoor since 2015 and helped her in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) case.
While speaking about other Bollywood celebrities, Chandrashekhar told to ED that he knew actor Harman Baweja and was planning to co-produce his next movie "Captain" starring Kartik Aryan.
Sukesh's disclosure statement also mentioned that he also contacted actor Shilpa Shetty for husband Raj Kundra's conditional release.
The central agency stated that Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi received top models of luxury cars and other expensive gifts from the accused.
Recently Patiala House Court took cognizance of the ED's charge sheet filed against Sukesh Chandrashekhar, wife Leena Maria Paul, and others in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case.
Presently all the accused are presently in judicial custody. The ED, a financial probe agency, has recently arrested them under the PMLA in the extortion racket which was being run from a Delhi jail.
According to ED, during the investigation, searches were conducted at various places linked to Chandrashekar and his associates.
During the search, 16 high-end vehicles were seized under section 17 of the PMLA and these cars are either in the name of firms of Leena Maria Paul or in the name of third parties.
It is further submitted that it has emerged that Chandrashekar knowingly created the structure for layering and transferring proceeds of crime and thus, actively participated in the process of money laundering.
Chandrashekar and Leena Maria Paul along with several others accused were earlier arrested by Delhi Police. The police have recently also invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the case.
Delhi Police had alleged that Leena, Chandrashekar with others used hawala routes, created Shell companies to park the money earned from proceeds of crime.