Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) within the Rs. 200 crore cash laundering case towards Sukesh Chandrasekhar. They’re being investigated for allegedly receiving luxurious presents from the conman.
Reportedly, the presents acquired by Jacqueline and Nora which embrace luxurious automobiles, jewelry, and baggage have been introduced by the conman utilizing the Rs. 200 crore he allegedly extorted from a businessman’s spouse. Within the cost sheet filed by ED, Sukesh gifted Nora a BMW automobile in December 2020. Nevertheless, the actress mentioned that the automobile was given to her by Sukesh’s spouse Leena Maria in trade for participation in an occasion in Chennai. In her assertion, she mentioned that she was a sufferer within the case and has nothing to do with the cash laundering case.
When Nora was referred to as in for questioning by the ED she was requested whether or not she knew or met Sukesh earlier than the December 2020 occasion in Chennai. in keeping with experiences in India In the present day, Nora instructed ED, “No, I didn’t know who he was or nor have I ever spoken to him previous to the occasion.”
Nora additionally mentioned that she has by no means used the Sign utility. This was in response to Sukesh claiming that he had referred to as Nora on December 20, 22020 to tell in regards to the automobile he can be gifting.
Additional, when requested if it was Leena Maria Pual who introduced on the occasion that Nora can be gifted a brand new automobile, the actress mentioned, “Sure, when the occasion began, she and a few different individuals together with two videographers got here to the suite to reward me and to take footage with me. They have been taking pictures movies whereas they have been handing me the large inexperienced Gucci field and the iPhone”.
Nora mentioned that there have been many witnesses when she was gifted the automobile and that Leena additionally had a person on telephone on the loudspeaker whom she known as her husband. “She [Leena] didn’t point out any particulars. She simply stored him on the loudspeaker and he was thanking us for coming and saying – they’re big followers of mine,” Nora mentioned.
“She [Leena] then introduced – We’re gifting you a brand-new BMW automobile for your self from our aspect as a token of affection and generosity. Everybody within the room was pleasantly stunned. I keep in mind additionally saying – wow thanks however that is an excessive amount of. I can not, however I simply went with the move as a result of I wasn’t actually positive if this was only for present in entrance of the cameras or in the event that they actually meant it. However they stored insisting,” Nora added. The actress additional mentioned that Leena expressed pleasure for Nora to be judging her workers dance competitors. When Nora requested the individuals round whether or not it’s regular for actors to get presents, she acquired a optimistic response.
“The truth that Ms Leena introduced this whereas the cameras have been rolling in entrance of individuals for me is taken into account an official skilled announcement on the occasion as a result of my work had began the minute I acquired them and the minute they got here with the cameras and folks,” Nora instructed the ED.
She added, “I and Leena by no means mentioned the automobile individually after or earlier than the occasion. Any dialogue in regards to the automobile occurred in entrance of individuals and by no means alone. The dialog with Ms Leena in regards to the automobile occurred as soon as in my suite in entrance of everybody. That is all.” Nora additionally mentioned that she by no means acquired presents from Sukesh earlier than or after the occasion. The one presents she acquired was through the occasion for Leena.
Nora was additionally requested if she purchased baggage from the Gucci story in Mumbai’s Palladium Mall after the occasion. “I didn’t purchase any Gucci baggage from the mall after the occasion. Nevertheless, I visited the Gucci retailer for Christmas buying the place I bought some presents for my members of the family/buddies/administration. On the time, I requested the Gucci consultant if it was attainable to trade a present that I acquired as I did not like the color. She mentioned – it’s essential to ship it over and I am going to get the colour modified so long as it’s model new. I made my buying purchases through my card,” mentioned Nora.
Requested if she bought any bag from Palladium Mall, the fee for which was made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Nora Fatehi responded with: ” No! Hell no!”
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