Entertainment / Nora is a victim in ₹200-cr money laundering case: Spokesperson as ED summons her

Zoom News : Oct 16, 2021, 07:30 AM
New Delhi: Just a day after actor Nora Fatehi was spotted in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office for questioning in connection with a Rs 200-crore worth money laundering case, her spokesperson today issued a clarification that Fatehi is the “victim around the case” and is cooperating with the investigation as a witness.

“On behalf of Nora Fatehi, we would like to clarify the various conjectures floating around amongst the media. 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, she does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation,” the statement issued by the spokesperson said on Friday.

The ED had yesterday interrogated Fatehi in New Delhi in connection with the money laundering case registered against a conman named Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

Fatehi, during the questioning that lasted for more than eight hours, appeared before the probe team in person following the ED summons. This is the second time the ED has summoned the actor-dancer for in connection with the case after one round of questioning last month.

The actor, sources say, was summoned to ascertain her connections with the accused.

The ED had also earlier summoned Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez for questioning in the case.

The case was registered based on an FIR filed by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Chandrasekhar, who has been accused of cheating and extorting Aditi Singh, wife of the former promoter of Religare Enterprises Shivinder Mohan Singh, who was arrested in October 2019 in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.

The Delhi Police had last month arrested Chandrasekhar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul for their alleged involvement in the fraud case.