New Delhi: Seemingly shocked, actor Jacqueline Fernandez shared a cryptic note on Instagram after she was named by Enforcement Directorate in Rs 200 crore extortion case.
“Dear me, I deserve all good things, I’m powerful, I accept myself, it’ll all be okay. I’m strong, I will achieve my goals and dreams, I can do it,” she posted.
The actor has been named in a supplementary charge sheet filed in a Delhi court by the Enforcement Directorate, or ED, which is probing a money trail in the extortion case linked to Chandrashekar.
Chandrashekar was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly extorting ₹ 215 crore from Aditi Singh and Shivinder Singh, the former promoters of pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy.
Her story post first appeared in an account called “SheRoxworld”, a blue-tick online space run by her that has 1.18 lakh followers. “SheRox is a safe space made by us, all for you. A place where everyone belongs and is invited to find the magic within,” the account’s description reads.
A horse worth ₹ 52 lakh and a Persian cat worth ₹ 9 lakh were among gifts worth ₹ 10 crore given by the conman to Fernandez, Enforcement Directorate sources have said. The 36-year-old actor, in her statement recorded by the Enforcement Directorate last year, had said she received Gucci and Chanel designer bags and clothes, and a bracelet of multi-colored stones from Chandrashekar.
Fernandez was aware that the gifts were bought from the proceeds of extortion, probe agency sources have said. Chandrasekhar had put Pinky Irani, his longtime associate, and co-accused in this case, to deliver the gifts to her.