Saturday September 03, 2022

Delhi police grill film star Nora Fatehi, ask over 50 questions in Rs2b extortion case

Delhi police grill film star Nora Fatehi, ask over 50 questions in Rs2b extortion case

Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi.

Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi was questioned by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi police in connection with the Rs2 billion extortion case involving multimillionaire conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Fatehi appeared before EOW office at Mandir Marg where she was grilled for about six hours. "Fatehi reached EOW's Mandir Marg branch at around 11am and was questioned till 6pm. She can be summoned again if need arises. We have sent summons to Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez to join the investigation in the same matter on Dec.12," an official said.

Answering 50 questions, Fatehi said that not only does she not have anything to do with Fernandez but she wasn't aware of Chandrashekhar’s criminal background either.

The actor was said to have been cooperative with the investigators. Fatehi was asked more than 50 questions, running the gamut from what gifts she received to who she spoke to and where she meet them. She and Fernandez were talking to Chandrashekhar separately.

Earlier this month, in a plea before the Appellate Authority of PMLA, Jacqueline Fernandez shared several celebrities including Nora Fatehi were also conned by the main accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar in the Rs2 billion extortion case.

However, Fernandez expressed shock at the fact that Fatehi has been made a witness in the case, whereas she should be among the accused. Now, according to a report in Hindustan Times, the latter has denied having any sort of connection with Fernandez.

Fatehi said Chandrashekhar’s wife called her up for a nail art function and they remained in touch. While she was gifted a BMW from Chandrashekhar, she revealed she had no clue about his criminal record. Nora is one of the judges on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, along with Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit. She is known for her hit dance numbers in Bollywood films.

Chandrashekhar was arrested for allegedly cheating and extorting money from some high-profile people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.

Many Bollywood actors and models have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for their alleged links with Chandrashekhar.

In April last year, Chandrashekhar was arrested in another money laundering case linked to the 2017 Election Commission bribery case, which allegedly involved a former AIADMK leader, among others. 


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