NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday (October 15) questioned actor and dancer Nora Fatehi in reference to Rs 200 crore cash laundering case lodged in opposition to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. According to experiences, Nora had met Sukesh and his spouse Leena Maria Paul and had obtained expensive gifts throughout an occasion.
Nora deposed earlier than the investigators in response to the ED summons issued in opposition to her earlier asking her to affix the probe on Thursday. It was the second time when the ED summoned the Moroccan actress-dancer for questioning in reference to the case.
The company had examined Fatehi final month too.
The actor reached the ED workplace at round 11.30 am and was quizzed for nearly 8-9 hours yesterday. Agency sources say Nora was known as to establish connections to the accused. The ED has additionally summoned Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez to seem earlier than the investigators on Friday for questioning within the case. However, Jacqueline failed to seem earlier than the ED for the second consecutive time period after which the probe company issued a 3rd summon to the actress on Friday.
The ED case relies on an FIR filed by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in opposition to Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who’s accused of dishonest and extorting Aditi Singh, spouse of the previous promoter of Religare Enterprises Shivinder Mohan Singh, who was arrested in October 2019 in a case associated to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.
Both Chandrasekhar and his actor spouse Leena Maria Paul had been arrested by the Delhi Police final month for his or her alleged function within the duping case. Both Chandrasekhar and his actor spouse Leena Maria Paul had been arrested by the Delhi Police final month for his or her alleged function within the duping case.
The ED suspects that Chandrasekhar had extorted cash from a number of individuals whereas he was in jail.
The ED officers had just lately carried out raids at Chandrashekhar`s sea-facing bungalow in Chennai and had discovered a fleet of 16 luxurious vehicles value crores of rupees. At the time of the incident, Chandrashekhar, accused in 21 circumstances, was lodged in Delhi`s Rohini jail and was operating an extortion racket from behind the bars.
A Delhi courtroom on Tuesday prolonged the ED remand of Chandrasekhar for an extra interval of 11 days, and that of Leena Paul by 16 days.
On October 9, each had been despatched to three-day ED remand.
Earlier this month, the ED had arrested two aides of jailed conman in opposition to whom the Delhi Police just lately invoked stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
Chandrashekhar was allegedly operating the dishonest and extortion racket in connivance with jail officers and a few associates exterior.