Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) within the Rs. 200 crore cash laundering case in opposition to Sukesh Chandrasekhar. They are being investigated for allegedly receiving luxurious items from the conman.
Reportedly, the items obtained by Jacqueline and Nora which embody luxurious automobiles, jewelry, and baggage had been introduced by the conman utilizing the Rs. 200 crore he allegedly extorted from a businessman’s spouse. In the cost sheet filed by ED, Sukesh gifted Nora a BMW automobile in December 2020. However, the actress mentioned that the automobile was given to her by Sukesh’s spouse Leena Maria in alternate 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 accordance with reviews in India Today, Nora advised ED, “No, I did not know who he was or nor have I ever spoken to him prior to the event.”
Nora additionally mentioned that she has by no means used the Signal software. This was in response to Sukesh claiming that he had referred to as Nora on December 20, 22020 to tell concerning the automobile he could be gifting.
Further, when requested if it was Leena Maria Pual who introduced on the occasion that Nora could be gifted a brand new automobile, the actress mentioned, “Yes, when the event started, she and a couple of other people along with two videographers came to the suite to gift me and to take pictures with me. They were shooting videos while they were handing me the big green Gucci box 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] did not mention any details. She just kept him on the loudspeaker and he was thanking us for coming and saying – they are huge fans of mine,” Nora mentioned.
“She [Leena] then introduced – We are gifting you a brand-new BMW automobile for your self from our aspect as a token of affection and generosity. Everyone within the room was pleasantly stunned. I keep in mind additionally saying – wow thanks however that is an excessive amount of. I am unable to, however I simply went with the stream 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. But they stored insisting,” Nora added. The actress further said that Leena expressed excitement for Nora to be judging her staff dance competition. When Nora asked the people around whether it is normal for actors to get gifts, she got a positive response.
“The fact that Ms Leena announced this while the cameras were rolling in front of people for me is considered an official professional announcement at the event because my work had started the minute I received them and the minute they came with the cameras and people,” Nora advised the ED.
She added, “I and Leena never discussed the car separately after or before the event. Any discussion about the car happened in front of people and never alone. The conversation with Ms Leena about the car happened once in my suite in front of everyone. That’s all.” Nora additionally mentioned that she by no means obtained items from Sukesh earlier than or after the occasion. The solely items she obtained was throughout 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 did not buy any Gucci bags from the mall after the event. However, I visited the Gucci store for Christmas shopping where I purchased some gifts for my family members/friends/management. At the time, I asked the Gucci representative if it was possible to exchange a gift that I received as I didn’t like the colour. She said – you must send it over and I’ll get the color changed as long as it is brand new. I made my shopping purchases via my card,” mentioned Nora.
Asked 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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