New Delhi: Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi was on Thursday questioned for practically 5 hours by Delhi Police’s Financial Offences Wing for investigation in reference to an extortion case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, officers mentioned.
This was the second time that she was summoned for questioning by the Delhi Police for her alleged function within the case, they mentioned. Fatehi was questioned alongside Pinki Irani who allegedly launched her to Chandrashekhar. Irani was quizzed on Wednesday too together with actor Jacqueline Fernandez in reference to the case, police mentioned.
A senior police officer mentioned each Irani and Fatehi joined the probe on the Financial Offences Wing’s workplace at Mandir Marg. “Fatehi, her brother-in-law Mehboob alias Bobby and Irani had been questioned for practically 5 hours. All of them cooperated throughout the investigation and so they had been supplied lunch. Since Irani had approached Fatehi’s brother-in-law as effectively, all of the three had been additionally confronted with one another,” he mentioned.
“We had already questioned Fatehi however we needed to hunt particulars about who truly obtained a automotive as a present from Chandrashekhar’s spouse after she attended an occasion for the couple in Chennai and examine particulars of the financial institution statements of her brother-in-law,” the officer added. Fatehi and her brother-in-law got a questionnaire which had 30 questions. They answered all questions, he added.
Interrogation has revealed that Fatehi was approached by Irani on behalf of Chandrashekhar in January. Fatehi claimed that she went to attend the occasion in Chennai for a studio inauguration and Chandrashekhar’s spouse gifted her an costly bag and a automotive, as an alternative of price, the officer mentioned. Nonetheless, Fatehi has by no means met Chandrashekhar in particular person however they’ve had restricted dialog over WhatsApp and she or he was not privy to his unlawful actions, the officer added.
Chandrashekhar’s spouse had insisted Fatehi to take the automotive as a present as an alternative of charging price for the Chennai occasion, he mentioned. After the occasion, Chandrashekhar repeatedly tried to contact Fatehi on telephone however she grew to become suspicious and broke all ties with him, the officer mentioned. In January this yr, Irani had approached Fatehi’s brother-in-law and he obtained the gifted automotive as an alternative of Fatehi resulting from sure authorized constraints, he mentioned, including it’s a part of investigation. “The automotive obtained as a present was later bought by him,” the officer mentioned.
“Irani claimed to have appeared as an anchor on a Tv present and is effectively related to the (movie) trade. She is an affiliate of Chandrashekhar. She additionally contacted Fatehi’s borther-in-law and tried to lure him saying they will get him movies,” he mentioned. Irani admitted to have contacted Bobby in a bid to affect him to get into movies, police mentioned. As a part of the investigation, Irani might be questioned once more together with different people who find themselves related to the case, they mentioned.
“They are going to be questioned to hunt additional readability and joint the connecting dots,” the officer mentioned.
Although the company had questioned Fatehi for six to seven hours on September 2 and recorded her assertion, she is being additional interrogated as there are “sure unanswered questions”, he mentioned. Additional investigation has revealed that Chandrashekhar had supplied a motorbike to Fernandez’s agent Prashant on his birthday however he declined to take it. Nonetheless, Chandrashekhar left the two-wheeler and its keys at Prashant’s place, police mentioned, including the motorbike has been seized.
Fatehi was earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) within the case.
On Wednesday, Fernandez was questioned for over eight hours. In accordance with police, she cooperated throughout the probe and may additionally be referred to as once more for questioning.
Chandrashekhar, who’s presently in jail, is accused of dishonest many individuals, together with high-profile people equivalent to former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.
On August 17, the ED filed a chargesheet naming Fernandez as an accused in a multi-crore cash laundering case linked to Chandrashekhar.In accordance with the ED, Fatehi and Fernandez obtained luxurious vehicles and different costly items from him.