Chahat Khanna appears in court in money laundering case

Chahat Khanna appears in court in money laundering case: Chahat's statement recorded under 164 CrPC in Delhi's Patiala House Court

Jan 3, 2023 - 20:50
Chahat Khanna appears in court in money laundering case

Recently, actress Chahat Khanna was questioned in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case. After this, on Tuesday (January 3), he got his statement recorded in Delhi's Patiala House Court. His statement is being recorded under section 164 of CrPC. Bollywood actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi have also been questioned in this case.
According to media reports, Pinky Irani introduced Chahat Khanna to Sukesh. These meetings were arranged under different names Sukesh. In return, the con man gave money and gifts to the actress. In this case, ED has already questioned Chahat. Pinky Irani used to do the work of introducing Sukesh to Jacqueline and other actresses. Pinky used to be an anchor in the first TV show. He is good friends with many big faces in Bollywood.
ED had told in the charge sheet that Chahat had met Sukesh in 2018. Then Sukesh had described himself as a relative of Jayalalithaa. Chahat was further told by the thug that he has been implicated in some election voting scam and he will come out in 4-5 days. He gave his full name as Sukesh Chandrasekhar Reddy and is the owner of Sun TV. At the same time, Pinky Irani revealed her name as Afreen. During that time, Sukesh had gifted two lakh rupees cash and a blue colour Versace watch to Chahat.
Along with Chahat, the names of actresses like Nora, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nikki Tamboli and Neha Kapoor have been linked in this case. According to the disclosure statement, Sukesh had also contacted Shilpa Shetty. When Raj Kundra was in jail in the Raj Kundra pornography case, Sukesh talked to Shilpa about his conditional release.
In the case related to Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the first FIR was registered with the Delhi Police. Delhi EOW started an investigation on that FIR in August. In this case, the ED had also started investigating money laundering. Sukesh is accused of duping the wives of former Ranbaxy promoters Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh of more than 200 crores on the pretext of getting them out of jail.
Sukesh used to describe himself as an officer attached to the PM's office and sometimes to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Many officers of Tihar Jail were also involved in his fraud. Sukesh used to pay a huge amount to all of them. The ED had seized Sukesh's sea-facing bungalow in Chennai on August 24. Rs 82.5 lakh, 2 kg gold and more than 12 luxury cars were seized from the bungalow.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer