- Nora Fatehi has been summoned to investigate any connections to the accused.
- The Delhi Police detained Sukesh Chandrasekar and Leena Paul.
- Sukesh and Leena were arrested for cheating the family of a Fortis Healthcare promoter.
The Enforcement Directorate summoned actor Nora Fatehi on Thursday in connection with the money laundering case against con artists Sukesh Chandrasekar and his actor-wife Leena Paul.
The Delhi Police had previously detained Chandrasekar and Paul for allegedly scamming the family of Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh out of about Rs 200 crore.
The FIR filed by the Delhi Police charges Chandrasekar and Paul of criminal conspiracy, extortion, and cheating.
According to reports, the Enforcement Directorate, having taken notice of the FIR, intends to interrogate Ms Fatehi about her ties to the accused pair. The agency has already questioned actor Jacqueline Fernandes, who is likely to be questioned again later today.
Last month’s summons was missed by Jacqueline Fernandes.
Chandrashekar also conned Ms Fatehi and Ms Fernandes, according to the news agency PTI.
The case was brought in response to a complaint made by Shivinder Singh’s wife, Aditi Singh, who claimed that a guy acting as a senior Law Ministry official promised to help Mr Singh (then in prison) gain his release in exchange for money.
Ms Singh said that she disbursed 200 crores in 30 instalments starting in June 2020 and was informed the money was for BJP party funds. She further alleged that she was assured that Home Minister Amit Shah and then-Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were on her side.
Chandrasekhar was jailed at Delhi’s Rohini jail at the time of the incident, charged in 21 crimes.
His remand was increased by 11 days yesterday, and Leena Paul’s by 16 days.
According to the FBI, Chandrasekar intentionally used financial structures to layer and transfer the proceeds of the couple’s crimes, and therefore actively engaged in the money laundering process.
In August, the central agency announced that it had confiscated a sea-facing house in Chennai, as well as 82.5 lakh in cash and more than a dozen expensive cars, in connection with the case against him.
Furthermore, items worth 20 crore have been confiscated, including shoes, purses, and clothing by international luxury brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton.