Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was issued summons by a local court in the national capital on Wednesday in connection with an extortion case.
The summons were issued by Special Judge Parveen Singh on the basis of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involving a sum of Rs 200 crore on August 17.
The actor will appear before the court on September 26. She was named recently in the charge sheet, which was originally filed against businessman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The probe by ED revealed that Sukesh had given gifts and other items to Jacqueline worth Rs 72316321.89.
ED had seized 16 luxury vehicles belonging to Sukesh, co-accused Leena Paulose and others, after conducting searches at premises linked to Chandrasekhar and his associates,
Earlier, a charge sheet had named Chandrasekhar, Leena Maria Paul, Deepak Ramnani, Pradeep Ramnani, Kamlesh Kothari, Avtar Singh Kochhar and two others as accused in the money laundering case.
Seeking release of her passport, Jacqueline had stated in her application before the same judge that she had been living in India since 2009 and holds a good reputation in the film fraternity of this country. She said ED had not named her as an accused in the case, but seized her passport without citing any reason.
She was represented by Advocates Prashant Patil, Aman Nandrajog and Shakti Pandey.
The application further said that Fernandez had always cooperated with the ED in the investigation.