Nora Fatehi Leaves ED Office: Actress Nora Fatehi was questioned on Friday, December 2, 2022, in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. After questioning, she has left from the office of the Enforcement Directorate. Actually, she had appeared before the ED to record her statement afresh in this case.
Nora Fatehi has been questioned several times in the past in this matter as well by the investigating agency. The Canadian-origin actress came to India about seven-eight years ago to work in the Hindi film industry. Sources said that the actress, who has worked in several Bollywood films, was questioned in some more cases related to Chandrashekhar and her statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It is believed that he has been questioned on some new facts that have come to light in the case.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez was also questioned
The ED had named actress Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in its earlier chargesheet filed in the case, while Fatehi’s statement was included in the same prosecution complaint. He had told the agency in his statement that Chandrasekhar’s wife Leena Maria Paul (Lena Pauloz) had invited him for a charity event at a five-star hotel in Chennai in December 2020 and had offered her a new iPhone, A Gucci Bag and BMW car were offered.
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2022
He told the ED, “I got the bag and phone on the spot in front of everyone, but the process of gifting the car took place after the function was over.” The actress told that the car was given to her relative, who sold the vehicle in February, 2021 due to “some financial issues”. Fatehi had told the agency, “I did not receive anything other than the above items (Gucci bag and mobile phone), the BMW was also not given to me, instead it was given to Bobby (relative).”
When asked whether he had bought any bag from a mall in Mumbai for which the payment was arranged by Chandrashekhar, Fatehi denied the allegation and said in his statement, “No, not at all.”
The agency has alleged that Chandrashekhar used illegal money, which he earned by duping high-profile people including Aditi Singh, wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, to buy gifts for Nora Fatehi. This amount was around Rs 200 crore. Chandrasekhar and his wife Paul were arrested by the ED.
Read this also: Money Laundering Case: Jacqueline Fernandes was made to meet Pinky Irani, thug Sukesh Chandrasekhar in police custody!