Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has posed as a high-ranking official from a Union ministry to speak to a reluctant Sri Lanka born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, says The Indian Express.
India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) says so in a charge-sheet filed yesterday (13) at Patiala House court in New Delhi in a money laundering case against Chandrashekhar.
The charge-sheet further states that Chandrashekhar tried to contact Fernandez through her make-up artist and when she declined, he made a “spoof call” and posed as a “very important person in the Government”.
The agency stated that Sukesh had claimed he was from “Jayalalithaa’s political party and owner of Sun TV…”
The ED claims that Sukesh gave expensive gifts to Fernandez and actress Norah Fatehi, which were part of proceeds of the crime.
He was in touch with Fernandez till his arrest and had “provided various gifts to her and her family members, arranged chartered flights for her to fly within India and her hotel stay, made payments in cash to a script writer on (her) behalf… All these expenses/payments were made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar out of proceeds of crime acquired through criminal activities related to a scheduled offence,” the ED says.
The ED claimed that Fernandez, during questioning, stated that she “received gifts viz three Gucci and Chanel designer bags, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings and a bracelet of multi-coloured stones, and two Hermes bracelets. She also received a Mini Cooper, which she returned.”
Sukesh stands accused of duping Rs 200 crore from Aditi Singh, the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh.
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