In a new statement made by Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul have claimed that they had gifted Nora Fatehi a BMW car last year.
Sukesh who has been in jail since 2017 in connection with an election commission bribery case came on the radar after Delhi Police registered a case for extorting Rs 200 crore from Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi Singh.
The Enforcement Directorate now suspects Chandrasekhar of bribing crores to senior officials of Tihar jail. “During the interrogation, Chandrasekhar has revealed that he has given bribes in crores to the Rohini and Tihar jail officials,” said the sources. Sukesh even revealed to ED, “he got extra favours with jail officials in exchange for a bribe”. Reportedly the six officials were suspended after the inquiry.
According to Sukesh a black colour BMW car was gifted to actress Nora Fatehi in which ED has recorded her statement accordingly. ED suspects that the car was purchased using the money which was extorted by Sukesh from the wife of Shivinder Singh.
However, Fatehi has denied the allegation made by Sukesh in the interrogation. Her spokesperson has also issued a statement a day after she appeared in ED.
“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,” read the statement. “She does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by the ED to strictly help with the investigation,” it further added.
Reportedly Sukesh also revealed the details of the gift that has been given to the Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. ED is trying to verify the claims by Sukesh and his wife.
Earlier in the month, ED issued a third summons to Fernandez as she skipped the questioning in connection with its ongoing probe in Rs 200 crore money laundering case.