Actor Nora Fatehi on Thursday appeared before by the Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi in connection with the money laundering case against con artists Sukesh Chandrasekar and his actor-wife Leena Paul. Chandrasekar and Paul have already been arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly duping the family of Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh of around Rs 200 crore. The Delhi Police FIR accuses Chandrasekar and Paul of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion.
The Enforcement Directorate, having taken cognisance of that FIR, wishes to questions Ms Fatehi about her connections to the accused couple, sources have said. The agency had earlier also questioned actor Jacqueline Fernandes, who is expected to come in for further questioning. According to news agency PTI, Ms Fatehi and Ms Fernandes were also scammed by Chandrashekar. The agency told the court Chandrasekar knowingly financial structures for layering and transferring proceeds of the couple's crimes and had thus actively participated in the process of money laundering.In August the central agency said it had seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹ 82.5 lakh in cash, and over a dozen luxury cars in connection with the case against him.