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  • Jacqueline Fernandez stopped from leaving country
  • Actor has been questioned in 200 cr extortion racket
  • ED asks Jacqueline to not leave India pending probe

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Jacqueline Fernandez wanted to travel to Dubai for a show when she was stopped by the ED at Mumbai airport

Trouble is mounting for actor Jacqueline Fernandez who is embroiled in an ongoing money-laundering investigation.

The Enforcement Directorate on Sunday stopped the actor at the Mumbai airport preventing Jacqueline from flying abroad. The agency stated that she may be required to join the ongoing investigation against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others.

The 36-year-old actor was first stopped by the immigration authorities at the airport on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LoC) issued by the federal probe agency.

Agency sleuths then reached the Mumbai airport and stopped Jacqueline Fernandez from travelling, asking her to remain in the country as she may be required to join the probe.

Also watch | Conman Chandrasekhar gave Jacqueline Fernandez gifts worth Rs. 10 crores, including Rs. 52 lakh horse: ED

It is understood that she was travelling to Dubai for a show.

The Sri Lankan-origin actor was questioned by the ED in connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case being probed against Chandrashekhar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul.

The agency on Saturday filed a charge sheet before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in this case and named Chandrashekhar, his wife and six others in it It had alleged in the charge sheet that Chandrashekhar had gifted the actor numerous costly gifts, including some Persian cats and a horse. He is accused of cheating some people, including some high-profile individuals such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.

Another Bollywood actor-dancer Nora Fatehi has also been grilled by the ED in this case Investigation found that Chandrashekhar was lodged in a Delhi jail when he allegedly ran an extortion racket using a phone spoofing technology.

The ED had arrested the couple and two co-accused, Pradeep Ramnani and Deepak Ramnani, in this case.

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