According to authorities, actress Nora Fatehi came before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday to record her statements in connection with a money laundering case filed against suspected conman Sukesh Chandrashekar and Leena Paul. The Delhi Police had previously detained Chandrasekar and Paul for allegedly defrauding the family of Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh out of about Rs 200 crore.
The FIR filed by the Delhi Police charges Chandrasekar and Paul with criminal conspiracy, extortion, and cheating. In this case, the FBI had already questioned actor Jacqueline Fernandes. She is scheduled to testify before the agency again.
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The two were recently detained by the ED while already in custody after being arrested by the Delhi Police on allegations of defrauding several people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh. The lawsuit was brought in response to a complaint made by Shivinder Singh’s wife, Aditi Singh, who claimed that a guy acting as a senior Law Ministry official promised to help Mr Singh (then in jail) gain release in exchange for money.
“Chandrasekhar is the brains behind this scam. He’s been involved in the criminal world since he was 17 years old. He is being held at Rohini prison due to several FIRs filed against him. Despite being imprisoned, Mr. Chandrashekhar allegedly “did not stop defrauding” others. “While contacting (from prison) to these people, he pretended to be a government officer promising to help them for a fee”ED
The ED searched several of Mr Chandrashekhar’s properties in August, seizing a sea-facing house in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh in cash, and a slew of luxury automobiles