Canadian dancer and Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi was questioned for over eight hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
Nora Fatehi appeared before the agency’s Delhi office at 11.30 am and was questioned till 8.30 pm.
Sources said that the 29-year-old actor was confronted with certain financial transactions.
Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez has also been asked to appear before ED’s Delhi office on Friday for questioning in the case.
Earlier, the ED had recorded Jacqueline Fernandez’s statement on multiple occasions in August and September in connection with the case.
Sources told India Today that Nora Fatehi’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a cheating case lodged against Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is lodged at Delhi’s Rohini jail as an undertrial, has been accused of extorting 200 crore from a businessman over a period of one year. He also has over 20 other cases of extortion registered against him and operated a racket from inside his jail cell.
The ED also raided the residence of Sukesh’s associate – Leena Maria Paul, who is suspected of involvement in the case. Paul, an actor, has worked in multiple movies – mostly in Malayalam. She also had a part in John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena, four other associates and a few jail officials were arrested by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing.