Jacqueline Fernandez was detained in Mumbai Airport last night for a brief period by the ED (Enforcement Directorate). She was then allowed to leave Mumbai. She was detained based on a look-out notice circular issued to her for a Rs 200 crore extortion case involving a conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
She was detained on Sunday evening while she was on her way to go abroad for a show. Along with Sukesh Chandrashekar, Jacqueline Fernandez is being investigated in the Rs 200 crore extortion cases.
According to India Today reports, Fernandez was completing her boarding process when officials stopped her and informed her about the lookout notice. The airport officials then confirmed that she was detained in the airport by the ED.
A lookout circular is issued by ED when a suspect is identified by law enforcement agencies or investigators for a case; they are then not allowed to leave the country by no means. According to some reports by India Today TV, Jacqueline will be questioned again in Delhi. Previously her statement has been taken twice by the Enforcement Directorate.
The ED mentioned Jacqueline’s name in a recent charge sheet registered against Sukesh Chandrasekhar. They mentioned her involvement with the conman. India Today TV reports state that in the charge sheet it was mentioned that Sukesh sent expensive gifts worth Rs 10 crore to Jacqueline. Bollywood Actor Nora Fatehi is also mentioned in the charge sheet.
It is also mentioned that Sukesh and Jacqueline have been in contact since January 2021. Sukesh used to be in contact with Jacqueline even when he was in jail, the charge sheet mentioned. The rich gift items included diamond jewellery, crockery, 4 Persian cats and a horse worth 52 lakhs.
According to reports, when Sukesh was out on bail, he booked a chartered flight to Chennai and he did the same for Jacqueline from Mumbai to Delhi. Sukesh supposedly spent around Rs 8 crore for his air travel in private jets when he was on bail. It is also reported that he sent money to Jacqueline’s siblings.
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