Delhi Police questioned Noora Fatehi in the 200 crore extortion case linked to jailed conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Noora Fatehi was questioned by the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police.
The Enforcement Directorate had earlier questioned Sukesh Chandasekhar and Fatehi together on suspicion of money laundering. This inquiry is also part of ED’s charge sheet in the money trail of the extortion case. When questioned by the probe agency, Fatehi had denied speaking to the conman before December 12, 2020. Whereas Sukesh claimed he had spoken to her two weeks prior to that after an event.
Noora Fatehi received luxury bags and a BMW car in the gift.
On the luxury BMW car allegedly gifted to her, Fatehi claimed she said ok when initially offered the car by Sukesh. But later said she didn’t need it. “So she informed Bobby about this, Bobby had spoken to Sukesh in this regard. Noora told Bobby to take the car if he is getting this chance. Bobby Khan is a family friend of the Bollywood actor. The conman countered this as well, saying he gifted the car directly to Fatehi and the family friend had nothing to do with it. The probe agency had also asked if there was an exchange of expensive gifts like luxury bags between them. Noora Fatehi said it never happened, claiming that she was publicly gifted a Gucci bag and an Iphone 12 at an event where she was the chief guest. Sukesh Chandrashekhar, however, said that he had gifted four bags to the Bollywood actor; which she had selected herself along with some money. The bags were picked up by Fatehi’s staff at a Mumbai mall.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar allegedly extorted around Rs 215 crores from Aditi Singh and Shivender Singh. The former promoters of pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy. A Delhi Court had sent Sukesh Chandrasekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul to three days ED remand; in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case. They were arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for running an extortion racket from a Delhi jail. Nora Fatehi had earlier said that Leena Maria Paul had called her and put the phone on the speaker. Where Sukesh thanked her and said that they were her fans. She then announced that they were going to give her a brand-new BMW car as a token of love and generosity.