Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi today appeared before Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing for investigation in connection with an extortion case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, officials said.
This is the second time that she has been summoned for questioning by the Delhi Police for her alleged role in the case, they said.
She will be questioned alongside Pinki Irani who allegedly introduced her to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and was quizzed on Wednesday along with actor Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with the case, police said.
A senior police officer said both Ms Irani and Ms Fatehi have joined the probe at the Economic Offences Wing’s office at Mandir Marg.
“They will be quizzed separately at first and then confront each other and questioned together,” the officer added.
Though the agency had questioned Nora Fatehi for six to seven hours on September 2 and recorded her statement, she is being further interrogated as there are “certain unanswered questions”, the officer added.
“There are some contradictions in the statements made by Irani. So, it is important, we confront both Irani and Nora together. Also, Irani is suspected to have played the key role (in introducing Fatehi to Chandrashekhar) so, it is important that we ask the unanswered questions and seek clarity,” the officer said.
Nora Fatehi was earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case.
On Wednesday, Fernandez was questioned for over eight hours and according to police, she cooperated during the probe and might also be called again for questioning.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is currently in jail, is accused of cheating various people, including high-profile individuals such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh.
On August 17, the ED filed a charge-sheet naming Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore money laundering case linked to Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
According to the probe agency ED, Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez received luxury cars and other expensive gifts from him.
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