At Mumbai airport, ED blocks actor Jacqueline Fernandez from flying overseas

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The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) barred actress Jacqueline Fernandez from flying overseas on Sunday because she could be required to join an ongoing money laundering investigation against suspected con artist Sukesh Chandrashekar, reported officials said.

The 36-year-old actor was arrested by immigration authorities at Mumbai airport on the basis of a surveillance circular (LoC) issued by the federal investigative agency, they said.

The agency’s detectives then reached Mumbai airport and banned her trip asking her to stay in the country as she could be forced to join the investigation.

The Sri Lankan-born actor had been questioned by the Directorate of Execution during several sessions in connection with the ongoing money laundering case of more than 200 crore against the alleged Chandrashekar and his actress wife Leena Maria Paul.

The agency filed an indictment on Saturday in a special court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case and named Chandrashekar, his wife and six others.

He alleged in the indictment that Chandrashekar gave the actor many expensive gifts, including Persian cats and a horse. He is accused of having deceived certain people, including certain figures such as the wife of the former promoter of Fortis Healthcare, Shivinder Mohan Singh, Aditi Singh.

Another Bollywood actress-dancer, Nora Fatehi, was also grilled by the ED in the affair.

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