Jacqueline Fernandez’s awareness of conman Sukesh’s crimes exposed in courts
By: Staff Writer
February 01, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lankan born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, accused in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case, was knowingly involved in the possession and enjoyed the use of proceeds of crime of alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, Delhi High Court proceedings revealed.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed the Delhi High Court that Jacqueline Fernandez knowingly participated in the possession and use of proceeds of crime related to Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who is facing charges in a ₹200-crore money laundering case, with Fernandez being named as an accused.
The ED stated to the HC, “She continues to withhold the truth even to this date. It is also a fact that Fernandez wiped out the entire data from her mobile phone after Chandrasekhar’s arrest, thereby tampering with the evidence.
She also instructed her colleagues to destroy the evidence. The evidence conclusively proves that she knowingly participated in the possession and use of the proceeds of the crime committed by Chandrasekhar.”
In August 2022, the ED had highlighted the same in its supplementary charge sheet. The ED asserted that Fernandez initially denied that Chandrasekar had purchased cars for her parents living in Bahrain, but when confronted with evidence, she “admitted” to it, indicating her collusion with accused Sukesh Chandrasekar to conceal the use of the proceeds of the crime.
Additionally, during her questioning, Fernandez attempted to “cover up” her conduct by repeatedly claiming to be a victim in the case. However, she “failed to provide any substantial material to establish victimization by Sukesh.”
Her lawyer, on the other hand, maintained that “Jacqueline is a victim of a larger conspiracy.”
The matter was listed before Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri and Jacqueline Fernandez’s counsel sought time to file a reply in response to the ED’s contention. The matter will be next heard by the High Court on April 15.
In its reply, the ED claimed that Jacqueline Fernandez “held back the truth till date” regarding the financial transactions with Sukesh Chandrasekhar and concealed facts until confronted with evidence, PTI reported.
It is also a fact that Fernandez wiped out the entire data from her mobile phone after the arrest of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, thereby tampering with the evidence.
She also asked her colleagues to destroy the evidence. Evidence proves beyond doubt that she had been enjoying, using and is in possession of the proceeds of crime,” the probe agency said.
Thus, it is proved that Fernandez was knowingly involved in the possession and use of proceeds of crime of accused Chandrasekhar,” it claimed.
The actress, the ED alleged, attempted to cover up her conduct by stating she was a victim of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, but was not able to furnish any substantial evidence to establish her claim.