The Economics Offenses Wing (EOW) questioned Jacqueline Fernandez for nearly eight hours in the Sukesh Chandrasekhar case.
The actress Was earlier been named as an accused in a chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). However, Jacqueline was granted interim bail in the case after appearing before special NIA Judge Shailendra Malick earlier today.
When she spoke with the media and was questioned regarding her involvement in the extortion case, the actress insisted that she was a victim of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, not an accomplice.
For the uninitiated, in a chargesheet filed by ED, they had alleged that Jacqueline Fernandez was aware of the criminal activities that Sukesh Chandrashekhar was involved in and despite that, she continued to deal in financial transactions with the conman.
In the court proceedings that were held today, it was revealed that the actress’ legal team had sought a pre-arrest bail in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Shailendra Malick has also sought a response from the ED regarding this as well as another response about the actress opposing the summons by the agency. As of today, Jacqueline was granted an interim bail on a bail bond of Rs. 50,000.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar was arrested a few years ago in a money laundering case related to the 2017 Election Commision bribery case. And yet again, earlier this year, he was arrested in a case of conning some high-profile businessmen.
In comparison, Jacqueline Fernandez was accused of receiving financial gains worth Rs. 7 crores in the form of gifts from Sukesh. According to reports, the conman also lavished large sums of money on the actress’ family.
However, the actress has stated on multiple occasions that she was unaware of his criminal activities and that she knew him through her friend Pinky Irani, who is named as an accomplice in the case.