The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with a money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
Top officials told India Today that the actor has been asked to appear before the agency in Delhi on September 25.
The ED had recorded her witness statement on August 30 in connection with the case.
Sources told India Today that Jacqueline Fernandez's statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the cheating case lodged against Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The agency, according to sources, is trying to find out if there was any financial transaction between the conman and the actor.
According to sources, another Bollywood actor was also questioned by ED officials recently in connection with the case.
Lodged at Delhi's Rohini jail as an under trial, Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been accused of extorting 200 crore from a businessman over a period of one year. He also has over 20 other cases of extortion against him and operated a racket from inside his jail cell.
The ED also raided the residence of Sukesh's associate - Leena Maria Paul, suspecting her involvement in the case. Paul, an actor, has worked in multiple movies - mostly in Malayalam. She also had a part in John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena, four other associates and few jail officials were arrested by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing.