As Jacqueline Fernandez appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with Rs 200 crore money laundering case with regards to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul, her spokesperson released a statement rubbishing the 'slanderous comments' made by Chandrashekhar's lawyers. The accused's lawyers had earlier claimed that Jacqueline and Sukesh were in a relationship which have been categorically denied by the actor's spokesperson.
Her spokesperson issued a statement that said, "Jacqueline Fernandez is being called to testify as a witness by the ED. She has duly recorded her statements and in future will also be completely co-operating with the agency in the investigations. Jacqueline also categorically denies alleged slanderous statements made about relationship with the involved couple.”
Anant Malik, the lawyer representing Sukesh had told the media on Saturday, "Jacqueline and Sukesh were dating, these are my instructions, this is straight from the horse’s mouth.” Jacqueline was first called to record her statement in front of the agency in August but had skipped the later summons. She had appeared before the federal agency in August and recorded her statement under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Reportedly, the agency wants to confront her in front of Sukesh and his wife and record her statement again and understand some trail of funds and transactions that links the actor to the fraud case.
Nora Fatehi was also summoned in the same case and her team issued a statement that said, "Nora Fatehi has been the victim around the case, and being a witness, she is co-operating and helping the officers in the investigation. We would like to make it very clear that she has not been a part of any money laundering activity, she does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation.”