Our favourite and Bollywood’s finest dancer was recently traumatised by a layman.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a conman who managed his company from the Tihar Jail in Delhi, has amassed property worth billions of rupees. Approximately Rs. 200 crore was allegedly extorted from Aditi Singh, the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh, in order to secure his bail. Shivinder Singh and his brother Malvinder Singh have been imprisoned in a fraud case since October 2019.
About Sukesh Chandrashekhar
According to the police, the conman pretended to be an official from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Home Ministry, or the Law Ministry at various times, and used ministers’ names extensively to fool others.
Ms Singh said in her police statement that she had paid 200 crore in 30 payments over 11 months starting June 2020. The money was to be transferred to the BJP party funds, and central ministers Amit Shah and then-law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were on her side.
Aditi Singh said the initial contact came from a lady who claimed she needed to talk with “legal secretary Anoop Kumar.” In light of the Covid situation, the “Law Secretary” said he had “orders from above” to assist her spouse.
After that, he phoned again and stated he was on speaker phone with Home Minister Amit Shah, according to Aditi Singh’s complaint.
“Anoop Kumar” phoned again after that. Truecaller, a phone id software, revealed that the number belongs to Prime Minister’s Office advisor PK Mishra. The cops have yet to figure out how he cheated the system.
They wanted money — 20 crore for the BJP’s party fund — after numerous such conversations with “Anoop Kumar” and “under-secretary Abhinav.” “Intelligence services were monitoring,” they said, therefore they wanted the affair kept private.
They first requested that the money be transferred abroad, but the money was subsequently retrieved by a man named Rohit and a lady in a sedan vehicle. They repeated this process numerous times over the next few months.
“Anoop Kumar” then requested Rs. 30 crore, claiming that Aditi Singh had made the “party pleased.”
“These individuals used to terrify and frighten me. So, using my jewellery, investments, and other assets, I gradually handed them 200 crores. The threats persisted even then. They pointed to my children who were studying in another country and claimed they would settle the score with them “In her complaint, Aditi Singh stated.
The callers gradually began to use social media to reach other members of the family.
One day, callers stated they wanted to speak with Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla. Ms Singh noticed that all of the so-called officials spoke with a south Indian accent after conversing with them, and it dawned to her that the whole thing may be a scam.
The money extorted from Aditi Singh and the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Malvinder Singh was used to buy an opulent sea-facing home in Chennai, according to police.
In the living area of the luxuriously decorated house is a racing automobile, a Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, which appears to be from the 1955 Mille Miglia race.
A Rolls Royce Ghost, a Bentley Bentayga, a Ferrari 456 Italia, one Lamborghini Urus, an Escalade, and a Mercedes AMG 63 were among the imported automobiles owned by the conman and his accomplice Leena Marie Paul, a small-time actress.
So far, the Enforcement Directorate has confiscated shoes, bags, and clothing from foreign labels like as Ferragamo, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Versace, totaling Rs. 20 crore.
According to CBI, Enforcement Directorate, and Delhi Police officials, the pair is facing 23 cheating charges throughout the nation.
What happened with Jacqueline
On Tuesday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials stated that conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar used caller ID spoofing from Tihar jail to contact Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
Jacqueline Fernandez’s witness testimony in connection with a money laundering case filed against Sukesh Chandrasekhar was recorded by the financial investigation agency on Monday.
According to the reports, Sukesh Chandrasekhar disguised his true name and pretended to be a renowned celebrity when speaking with the actor.
“Once Jacqueline began to believe Sukesh, the conman began bringing her costly flowers and chocolates as a gift,” according to insiders. Sukesh had previously used phone spoofing from Tihar Jail to target another well-known female celebrity, according to reports.
The ED searched a house owned by conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar in Chennai last Thursday. Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is currently incarcerated in Delhi’s Rohini prison, is accused of extorting Rs 200 crore from a businessman over the course of a year. He’s also been charged with extortion in over 20 other cases and ran a racket from his jail cell.
According to sources, Jacqueline Fernandez may have been a victim of Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s con.
Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s detention at the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has been prolonged for another four days. As the evidence against the conman piled up, the EOW filed a case against him and brought him into jail.
Enforcement directorate statement.
In a money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the Enforcement Directorate has recorded actor Jacqueline Fernandez’s witness testimony.
The Enforcement Directorate took actor Jacqueline Fernandez’s testimony as a witness in a money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar on Monday.
According to India Today, Jacqueline Fernandez’s testimony was recorded as a witness in the cheating case filed against Sukesh Chandrasekhar under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED has yet to provide official confirmation. However, a security guard at the agency’s Delhi headquarters claimed to have seen the actor enter the building about 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
The news comes only a week after the ED searched a Chennai home belonging to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The ED officials were taken aback by the extravagant show.
According to sources, the actor may be a victim of Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s extortion scheme. Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is currently incarcerated in Delhi’s Rohini prison, is accused of extorting 200 crore from a businessman over the course of a year. He’s also been charged with extortion in over 20 other cases and ran a racket from inside his jail cell.
Sukesh’s accomplice, Leena Maria Paul, was also raided by the ED, who suspected her of being involved in the case. Paul, a Malayalam actor, has appeared in a number of films. She also appeared in the John Abraham film Madras Cafe.
The complex plan devised by Conman
When asked how Sukesh Chandrashekhar managed to pull off such a complex operation from the confines of a prison cell, the official replied, “He began by obtaining a cell phone and used modern technology to make fake calls to his targets. The unwitting victims thought they were dealing with government authorities when they were actually speaking with the hustler who was in jail.”
According to the officer, the conman also enlisted the help of a few top jail personnel to ensure that his plot went off without a hitch.
All of us need to be very careful and vigilant about such thing, any suspicious calls should be reported to a police officer without any details.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar had also enlisted the aid of a banker, Komal Poddar, Vice-President of RBL Bank, and a few others to help him transfer the money around, while others in the scheme were in charge of collecting.