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Sukesh Chandrashekhar paid huge amount of money to get introduced to Jacqueline Fernandez: ED

By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
Dec 18, 2021 10:31 AM IST

Shelling out crores to get his work done is not new in the case as ED officials earlier found that Sukesh was paying prison staff of Rohini jail crores of rupees in a month to allow him to run his extortion racket.

Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar who is accused of a 200 crore money laundering case is believed to have paid a huge amount of money to Pinky Irani, an aide of Sukesh, only to get introduced to Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez. Pinky Irani has recently been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and on Friday, ED officials confronted Pinky Irani and Sukesh Chandrashekhar in Tihar jail, news agency ANI reported. They were asked the same set of questions separately and together and their statements were recorded, the agency reported.

This photo of Sukesh Chandrashekhar and actor Jacqueline Fernandez went viral a few months ago. 
This photo of Sukesh Chandrashekhar and actor Jacqueline Fernandez went viral a few months ago. 

ED officials said Irani introduced Sukesh Chandrashekhar to Jacqueline Fernandez and got a huge amount of money for the work. Shelling out crores to get his work done is not new in the case as ED officials earlier found that Sukesh was paying prison staff of Rohini jail crores of rupees in a month to allow him to run his extortion racket. Inside Rohini jail, he was given an entire barrack. While he was free to use his two mobile phones, all the CCTV cameras were covered.

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ED has found that when Chandrashekhar was in jail when the wife of Ex-Ranbaxy promoter was duped to the tune of 200 crore. Aditi Sigh used to visit her husband Shivinder Mohan Singh, arrested in 2019 in a fund misappropriation case. Sukesh met Aditi in jail. Then he called her from a virtual number using a spoofing app and posed as a central government official. He promised bail of her husband in exchange for that money. ED officials are now looking into the trails of the money and whether it has already been invested abroad.

The connection of Jacqueline and Sukesh Chandrashekhar has already come on the radar of the investigators as the actor received several expensive gifts from the conman. Jacqueline told ED officers that Sukesh Chandrashekhar posed as the owner of Sun TV, connected to the Jayalalithaa family, and asked her to do movies for the southern film industries. Sukesh, as Jacqueline revealed, got in touch with her through her makeup artist who was called from the spoofing app impersonating a home ministry official. 

When Sukesh Chandrashekhar was out on bail for a brief period early this year, he apparently met Jacqueline and some photos of the two went viral. Nora Fatehi is another Bollywood personality who have got linked with Sukesh. 

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