Sukesh Chandrasekhar Money Extortion Case Update: The ED had questioned Sukesh and Nora together on money laundering.
Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi was questioned by the Delhi Police on Friday in connection with a ₹200 crore extortion money case linked with Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
Is Nora Fatehi involved in Sukesh Chandrasekhar Money Extortion Case?
Ms Fatehi had denied talking to the conman before 12 December 2020, whereas Sukesh claimed he had spoken to her two weeks prior to that after an event.
On the luxury BMW car allegedly gifted to her, Ms Fatehi claimed she said “ok” when initially offered the car by Sukesh, but later said she didn’t need it. “So I informed Bobby about this, Bobby had spoken to Sukesh in this regard. I told Bobby to take the car if he is getting this chance”.
Bobby Khan is a family friend of the Bollywood actor. The conman countered this as well, saying he gifted the car directly to Ms Fatehi and the family friend had nothing to do with it.
The investigation agency had also asked if there was an exchange of expensive gifts like luxury bags between them. Ms Fatehi said it never happened, claiming that she was publicly gifted a Gucci bag and an iPhone 12 at an event where she was the chief guest.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, however, said that he had gifted four bags to the Bollywood actor which she had selected herself along with some money.
The bags were picked up by Ms Fatehi’s staff at a Mumbai mall, he claimed.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar allegedly extorted around ₹ 215 crores from Aditi Singh and Shivender Singh former promoters of pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy.
A Delhi Court had sent Sukesh Chandrasekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul to three days ED remand in connection with the ₹ 200 crore extortion case. They were arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for running an extortion racket from a Delhi jail.
Nora Fatehi had earlier said that Leena Maria Paul had called her and put the phone on the speaker, where Sukesh thanked her and said that they were her fans. She then announced that they were going to gift her a brand-new BMW car as a token of love and generosity.
Ms Fatehi’s statements were recorded under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 twice in 2021 where she stated that she got a booking for a charity event and during the event, she was gifted a Gucci bag and one iPhone by Sukesh’s wife.