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ED is calling Jacqueline Fernandez to testify as a witness: Actor’s spokesperson

New Delhi: Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is being called by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to testify as a witness in the over Rs 200 crore money laundering case, her spokesperson said on Saturday.

The statement comes two days after he appeared before the federal agency after having dropped his summons at least three times earlier.

Fernandez’s spokesperson said she would fully cooperate with the agency in the investigation.

“Jacqueline Fernandez is being called by the ED to testify as a witness. She has duly recorded her statements and will fully cooperate with the agency in future investigations as well.

“Jacqueline also categorically denies the alleged libelous statements she has made regarding her relationship with the couple involved,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the actor’s statement was recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with a money laundering case registered against alleged thug Sukesh Chandrashekhar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul.

Fernandez, 36, had earlier appeared before the federal agency in the case in August and recorded his statement.

29-year-old actress and dancer Nora Fatehi had recorded her statement in this case in front of the ED last week.

Fatehi’s representative had said that she was the victim of the case and being a witness, she was helping the authorities in the investigation.

Chandrashekhar and Paul were recently arrested by the ED while lodged in a local jail after they were detained by the Delhi Police on charges of cheating some people, including Aditi Singh, wife of Shivinder Mohan Singh, a former Fortis Healthcare promoter. Like some high-profile individuals were also involved. .

In August, the ED had raided some of Chandrasekhar’s premises and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh in cash and over a dozen luxury cars.

It had claimed in a statement that Chandrashekhar is a “known thug” and is being investigated by the Delhi Police for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion of around Rs 200 crore.

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