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Patiala House Court takes cognizance of ED chargesheet against Sukesh Chandrasekhar in another extortion case

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court of Delhi on Tuesday took cognizance of a chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Japna Singh case, in which Sukesh Chandrashekhar is accused of having extorted an amount of around Rs 3.5 crore.
ED last week filed a Prosecution Complaint (Chargesheet) against Sukesh Chandrashekhar in another case of extortion and money laundering based on a complaint filed by businessman Malvinder Singh's wife Japna Singh. The Special Judge Shailender Malik on Tuesday while taking cognizance also directed for production of all accused named in the said chargesheet on May 16 this year.
Sukesh who is facing several cases of Extortion, cheating and money-laundering case, was arrested by the ED on February 16 this year, in this case, for allegedly duping businessman Malvinder Singh's wife Japna Singh for Rs 3.5 crore.
According to the complainant, Sukesh Chandrashekar had called Japna M Singh by impersonating himself as a senior government official and extorting money from her.
While seeking remand, ED submitted that there is material evidence and reasons to believe that the said accused is guilty of the offence of money laundering as per Section 3 punishable under Section 4 of PMLA.
The accused is involved in the laundering of proceeds of crime and has been involved in projecting the proceeds of crime as untainted.
"The accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar is deliberately withholding and not divulging the evidence and thus not cooperating in the investigation. Custodial interrogation of the accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar is essential to establish money trail of Proceeds of Crime," said the ED in court.
The said FIR has been registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Japna M Singh, wife of Malvinder Singh against certain unknown persons for impersonating themselves as government officers and thereafter cheating her to the tune of Rs. 3.5 crores.
The ED's case is based on an FIR filed by Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Sukesh Chandrasekhar who is accused of cheating and extorting Japna Singh and Aditi Singh, wife of the former promoter of Religare Enterprises, who are in Judicial custody related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.
Both Chandrasekhar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul were arrested by the Delhi Police in September last year for their alleged role in the duping case.
Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi and several other names surfaced during the investigation of the Economic Offence Wing of the Delhi Police and Enforcement Directorate. (ANI)

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