After being quiet for a while now, the saga surrounding actor Jacqueline Fernandez and alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has witnessed a major development. A recent report confirms that Fernandez has been names accused in the chargesheet that will be filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case.
It also stated that Fernandez will not be arrested as the court is yet to take cognisance of the charge sheet, however she may not be allowed to travel outside the country. It was previously revealed that the actress received a lot expensive jewellery, cars and gifts from the conman.
It was also being said that Fernandez spoke to Chandrashekhar while the latter was still in jail. In the recent past, Fernandez has been questioned several times by the ED, but she has always maintained that she is a witness in this case. The actor had told officials that she was in touch with Sukesh Chandrasekhar since 2017 and that the conman had told her that he belonged to late Jayalalithaa’s family. "I have been speaking to Sukesh since February 2017. In August 2021, he was arrested, after which I never met him. He told me that he is the owner of Sun TV and from the political family of Jayalalithaa," Jacqueline told the ED, reads the charge sheet according to PTI.
The actress also mentioned that her sister took a loan of $1,50,000 from Chandrasekhar and accepted that he transferred around Rs 15 lakh to the account of her brother who lives in Australia. Previously, the ED had attached Jacqueline’s assets worth Rs 7 crore. The luxury gifts received by Jacqueline include diamond earrings, bracelets, Birkin bags, Louis Vuitton shoes and a mini cooper car among other things.
After intimate pictures of Jacqueline and Sukesh were leaked online, there was a strong buzz about the couple being in a relationship.
After this charge sheet, it is said that Jacqueline’s legal team will counter on the grounds that the actress was not aware that she was a beneficiary of extortion money.