Jacqueline Fernandez skips ED summons again in money laundering case

Fernandez once appeared before the ED in August

72-Jacqueline-Fernandez Jacqueline Fernandez | AFP

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez skipped the questioning before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third time on Saturday. She had been asked to record her statement on Saturday after she skipped her summons on Friday in connection with a money laundering case being probed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar and actress Leena Maria Paul.

Fernandez once appeared before the federal agency in August and recorded her statement under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in this case. According to reports, the agency wants to confront her with Chandrashekhar and Leena .

Actress Norah Fatehi recorded her statement with the ED on Thursday in this case. "Nora Fatehi has been the victim around the case and being a witness, she is co-operating and helping the officers in the investigation," her representative said.

Chandrashekhar and Leena were recently arrested by the ED while they were already lodged in a local jail after being taken into custody by the Delhi Police on charges of cheating some people, including some high-profile individuals like former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.

The ED had claimed in a statement that Chandrashekhar is a "known conman" and is being probed by the Delhi Police in a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion to the tune of about Rs 200 crore.

-with PTI inputs