The Enforcement Directorate (ED) office summoned Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi on Friday for questioning in connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
On September 15, Nora and Pinky Irani—who allegedly introduced Nora and Jacqueline Fernandez to the imprisoned conman—were both interrogated by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) for more than four hours. On November 15, however, the Patiala House Court granted Jacqueline interim bail in exchange for a personal bond in the amount of Rs. 2 lakh and one surety in the same amount.
On September 12, 2021, and October 14, 2021, statements made by Nora Fatehi were notably recorded under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, in which she claimed to have received a booking for a charitable event. Leena Paulose gave her an iPhone and a Gucci bag at the occasion. (Chandrashekhar’s wife)
Leena Paulose had called Nora’s husband, who had put the phone on speaker, and he had thanked her and mentioned that they were fans of hers, according to Nora. She then announced that as a sign of their love and generosity, they would give her a brand-new BMW car.
According to the ED, searches were carried out throughout the inquiry at a number of locations connected to Sukesh Chandrashekar and his colleagues. 16 high-end cars that were either registered in the names of Leena Paulose’s companies or in the names of other parties were seized during the search under Section 17 of the PMLA. It is further argued that it has come to light that Sukesh knowingly set up the framework for layering and transferring the proceeds of crime, actively taking part in the money laundering process.