The Enforcement Directorate filed the chargesheet in the Rs 200 crore extortion case against Sukesh Chandrasekhar, his wife Leena Maria Paul and others in a Patiala House Court.
Chandrasekhar is said to have extorted hundreds of crores from politicians, businessmen, and celebrities, including actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi. According to the investigating agency, Sukesh Chandasekhar, Leena Maria Paul, Deepak Ramnani, Pradeep Ramnani, lawyer Mohan Raj, Arun Muthu, Hawala businessman Avtar Singh Kochhar and Kamlesh Kothar have been named in the chargesheet.
The ED said Chandrasekhar used an elaborate network to launder this money and the proceeds of crime were used to buy movable and immovable properties. Two renowned Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi were also called during the investigation in this case and their statements were recorded.
The ED had taken cognizance of two FIRs registered by the Delhi Police on this matter. Simultaneously, the ED has also questioned officials of a private bank who were part of the Sukesh racket, as well as a hawala operator who was earlier arrested by the Delhi Police.
According to the police, Sukesh used to entail new associates in his team, depending on the nature of the crime they were planning to commit all this and his wife Leena was involved in all of his criminal activities. In this case, the investigating agency had first arrested Deepak Ramnani and his brother Pradeep Ramnani who had helped Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
After this, Sukesh Chandrasekhar and his wife were taken into police custody.
Earlier, Leena Maria Paul had been arrested in three cases along with him. In 2015, Chandrasekhar moved to Mumbai along with his wife and started a Ponzi scheme defrauding 450 investors who had deposited money in his company. The CBI filed a case and Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Leena were named as accused for cheating the investors to the tune of Rs 19.5 crore.