Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi was on Saturday grilled by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police in connection with Rs 200 crore extortion case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. She was questioned for six hours.
Sukesh, currently in jail, is accused of extorting over Rs 200 crore by using fake identities. He allegedly gave expensive gifts to Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez.
“Sukesh Chandrasekhar case has given gifts and other items to many Bollywood actresses. We are investigating the matter. That’s why Nora Fatehi was called for questioning. Whether she is an accused or a witness will be decided after investigation. Names of two-three more Bollywood actresses have come up. We will also interrogate Jacqueline Fernandez,” Ravindra Singh Yadav, Special Commissioner of Police, Crime, Delhi Police.
The Enforcement Directorate had earlier questioned Sukesh Chandasekhar and actor Fatehi together on suspicion of money laundering. This inquiry is also part of ED’s charge sheet in the money trail of the extortion case.
Fatehi’s statements were recorded under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 twice in 2021, where she stated that she got a booking for a charity event and, during the event, she was gifted a Gucci bag and an iPhone by Sukesh’s wife.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had named actor Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in the Rs 200 crore extortion case. The ED had also filed the chargesheet against the Bollywood actor in August.
Sources said that the ED had found Jacqueline to be the beneficiary of the proceeds of the extorted money. The ED believes she was aware that conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar was an extortionist. Statements by key witnesses and accused have revealed that Jacqueline Fernandez was continuously in touch with Sukesh over video calls. Sukesh also confessed to giving gifts to the Sri Lanka-born actor.