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Sunny Side Up: Jacqueline questioned

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is of Sri Lankan origin, was questioned as a witness in a money laundering case, India’s Enforcement Directorate sources were quoted as telling the Indian media.

This was in connection with an alleged multi-crore extortion racket operated by one Sukesh Chandrashekar, a “known conman” who is also an accused in bribery involving the Election Commission, a news report on NDTV stated.

“She is not an accused, but is being examined as a witness in the case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar,” sources in the Enforcement Directorate had told NDTV.

The agency had questioned the Sri Lankan movie star for around five hours.

Chandrashekar had allegedly swindled the 36-year-old too, agency sources had said, and it is believed that the actor fell on his radar through his wife Leena Paul.

Another top film star has been his target, sources had said.

On 24 August, the probe agency had said that it had seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, Rs. 82.5 lakhs in cash, and over a dozen luxurious cars in connection with the money laundering case against Chandrashekar.

According to NDTV, the case is based on an FIR (First Information Report) of the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing against him and others over alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion to the tune of about Rs. 200 crore.