Tihar Jail 200 Crores Extortion Case Jacqueline Fernandez ED File Preparation Chargesheet Source

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to file the indictment against Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with the money laundering investigation, an ABP News official has informed.

According to the official, the agency has started the process of reviewing the evidence against Jacqueline Fernandez.

In April, the agency tied fixed deposits of Fernandez’s finances worth Rs 7.12 crore and Rs 15 lakh in cash as “proceeds of crime”. She had already been interrogated in August last year.

Chandrasekhar, who is being held at Tihar Prison in New Delhi, allegedly gave Fernandez expensive gifts, which she said she eventually returned.

An ED statement released in April highlighted its investigation and said Chandrasekhar gave him gifts totaling Rs 5.71 crore from alleged proceeds of crime earned through illegal acts like extortion.

In addition to these gifts, he had provided sums totaling $1,72,913 and AUD 26,740 to close family members of Jacqueline Fernandez via co-defendant Avtar Singh Kochhar, an established international hawala operator and well known.

It was also revealed that Chandrasekhar paid a screenwriter 15 lakh on behalf of Fernandez as an advance for writing a script for his web series idea.

Fernandez admits receiving gifts and vacationing on private planes, but claims she never participated in any illegal dealings.

Chandrasekhar was arrested in April 2017 for allegedly accepting money from AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Indian Election Commission officials in connection with a disagreement over the awarding of the AIADMK election symbol.

He faked calls from Tihar in order to trick people into thinking he was representing government authorities.

He allegedly called the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh in 2020, posing as Union House, Legal Secretaries and a staff member in the Prime Minister’s Office, to extort around 200 crores under the guise of a donation to party coffers.

She said she received a call in June 2020 from a man posing as a Justice Department official promising to help her husband, who was in jail at the time, secure his release in exchange for money .

In August last year, the ED uncovered Chandrasekhar’s assets, which included a luxury house in Chennai and 26 automobiles.