Coming in as a major development, actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been asked to appear in the Delhi Patiala House Court next month. The Enforcement Directorate has also named the actor as an accused in the 200 crore extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. The actor was rumoured to be in a relationship with him. According to ANI, Patiala House court took cognizance of the supplementary charge-sheet filed in the case recently, thus directing Fernandez to appear in court on September 26.
Chandrasekhar extorted money by cheating high-profile people, and the Enforcement Directorate had earlier alleged that Sukesh used that money to purchase gifts for the actor.
In her response to the court through her legal team, the actor maintained that her fixed deposits are from her own money and not from what was gifted to her by Sukesh. “The actor claimed that deposits are from the actor's own legitimate sources of income and much before in time from even knowing that the main accused Chandrasekhar even existed in this world,” the agency told media.
Jacqueline’s lawyer had told ETimes earlier this month that she was just a victim in the case, not accused. “You have to understand the humanitarian side of this. When any person is innocent, and if she is charged with a fake offence, it definitely is painful and not fair. Without hearing Jacqueline’s side of story, it’s not fair to prosecute her with such untrue allegations,” he said.
The actress was last spotted in the city promoting the Pan-India film ‘Vikrant Rona’ in Mumbai after her song, ‘RaRa Rakamma’ got immense popularity.