Actor Nora Fatehi on Thursday appeared before by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering case against con artists Sukesh Chandrasekar and his actor-wife Leena Paul.
Chandrasekar and Paul have already been arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly duping the family of Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh of around ₹ 200 crore.
The FIR submitted accuses Chandrasekar and Paul of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion.
The Enforcement Directorate is questioning Ms. Fatehi about her connections to the accused, sources report. Actor Jacqueline Fernandes, is expected to come in for further questioning later today, after being summoned by the agency earlier.
According to early PTI reports, both Ms Fatehi and Ms Fernandes were also scammed by Mr. Chandrashekar.
Aditi Singh, wife of Shivinder Singh, first lodged a complaint against a man who she said, posing as a senior Law Ministry official, offered to help get bail for Mr. Singh (then in jail for alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd) in 2019.
According to the police, Chandrasekhar, an accused in 21 cases, including the Election Commission bribery case, had made the call to Aditi Singh. He was arrested in August.
At the time of the incident, Chandrasekhar was lodged in Delhi’s Rohini jail and was running an extortion racket from behind the bars.
The agency told the court Chandrasekar knowingly actively participated in the process of money laundering.
Mr. Chandrashekhar’s remand has since been extended.
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