Jacqueline Fernandez Named Accused In Rs 200 Crore Money Laundering Case

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been named an accused in the supplementary charge sheet filed in a Delhi court by the ED.

Jacqueline named accused

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has named Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in the supplementary charge sheet in connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, officials said on Wednesday.


During interrogation, Jacqueline confessed to having been gifted by Sukesh Chandrashekhar but the actor refused to have any knowledge of the money laundering case. According to ED, Sukesh Chandrashekhar gave gifts worth Rs 5.71 crore to the actor, including cars, diamond jewelry, a horse, three Persian cats, etc.

The ED revealed that the actress was a beneficiary of a Rs 215 crore extortion case and accused her of the same. It is reported that Jacqueline was aware that Sukesh was a criminal and an extortionist.

“Sukesh Chandrasekhar had given various gifts worth Rs 5.71 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez from the proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion. Chandrasekhar had put Pinky Irani, his long-time associate and co-accused in this case to deliver the said gifts to her,” the ED had then said in a statement.


The recorded statements

The 36-year-old actor has been questioned multiple times by the agency related to the case and for her relationship with Sukesh. The last time she was questioned was in June.

Jacqueline also reportedly told ED in her recorded statement that she also ‘received’ gifts, including three designer bags of Gucci, Channel, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings, a bracelet of multi-cloured stones, and two Hermes bracelets from Sukesh.

In her statement, she had also informed the Enforcement Directorate that she had returned a Mini Cooper that she received from him as a gift. It was also discovered that he was in ‘regular contact with the actress since February till he was arrested on August 7 last year by the Delhi Police.


Sukesh was later arrested by ED and his name is investigated by several central agencies including CBI and Income Tax. He had been accused of extorting Rs 215 crore from the wife of a Delhi-based businessman through fake calls. Sukesh has also been allegedly involved in a 5-year-old cheating case involving TTV Dhinakaran.