Bollywood startlet Jacqueline Fernandez ‘consciously overlooked’ conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s criminal past, according to a chargesheet filed against her by India’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED).
The actress and her family benefited from the relationship financially, the ED believes. The directorate had earlier named Jacqueline an accused in an INR 2,000 million money laundering case against Chandrasekhar who is currently imprisoned and under investigation.
In her reply to the ED last week the actor claimed she was forced to accept gifts from the ‘conman’. “Just because she is a recipient of certain gifts which were forced on her for forming a connect, can’t be used to ignore the fact which the record otherwise clearly shows that she was conned by Sukesh Chandrasekhar. The approach of ED, unfortunately, seems to be highly mechanical and motivated, hence, blinded towards the fact that respondent (Jacqueline) has lost more than what can be measured in money,” she had said.
The starlet added that the most she can be accused of is receiving gifts from Chandrasekhar. The ED had ordered the attachment of Jacqueline’s fixed deposits worth INR72 million in the case.