October 16, 2021: Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Saturday skipped the summons issued to her by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar for the second consecutive day. This is the third time that she has skipped her questioning in this case.
Sources say that the actor informed the investigators that, owing to some professional commitments, she would not be able to join the investigation. India Today has learnt that she has been asked to appear before the officials in Delhi on Monday.
The actor on Friday had requested the officials to postpone her questioning till the first week of next month. However, the officials wanted to question her immediately.
Earlier, in a last-minute communication, Jacqueline Fernandez told the ED officials that she wouldn’t be able to appear on Friday due to some personal unavoidable circumstances.
Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi were summoned by the ED for questioning on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The agency, according to sources, is probing if there was any financial transaction between conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Jacqueline and Nora Fatehi.
Earlier, the ED had recorded Jacqueline’s statement on multiple occasions in August and September in connection with the case. In her first statement, she allegedly told the investigators that she was also a victim of Sukesh and denied any wrongdoing.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena, and six others are in the custody of ED.