Jacqueline’s friend arrested in Rs 200cr fraud case

Published : 01 Dec 2022 07:03 PM

It appears that the investigation into Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez’s money laundering case is nowhere close to an end. In the latest development, it is now learned that the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested Pinky Irani, who also happens to be the actor’s close friend, in connection with a Rs 200-crore money laundering case wherein actor Jacqueline Fernandez, conman Sukesh Chandrashekar and others are embroiled.

Delhi Police sources, as reported by India Today, have held Irani responsible for introducing Jacqueline to Sukesh.

"After having sufficient evidence against her, Pinky Irani has been arrested in this case and produced before the concerned court, where her three-day police custody remand was granted," police sources said, as reported by India Today.

Delhi Police spokesperson Suman Nalwa, as per ETimes, confirmed the development of such sources and said that Irani is a resident of Mumbai and had joined the investigation at the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) office.

"After having sufficient evidence against her, she has been arrested in this case and produced before the court where her police remand for three days has been granted. Further investigation is in progress," Nalwa said.

Notably, Irani was earlier arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and was later released on bail

Last week, the 37-year-old actress recorded her statement under Section 164 in Delhi's Patiala Court wherein she has been named as an accused in the case. Weeks ago, Jacqueline was granted pre-arrest bail in the case by a Delhi court on November 15.

Chandrashekhar, who is currently lodged in jail, is accused of allegedly cheating various people, including high-profile people such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.

On August 17, the Enforcement Directorate filed a charge sheet that stated Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore money laundering case. Adding up, the ETimes reported that Fernandez and Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi allegedly received luxury cars and other expensive gifts from the conman.