It appears that the inquiry into the suspected money laundering case involving Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is still ongoing. In the most recent development, it is now known that the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police on Wednesday detained Pinky Irani, who also happens to be the actor's close friend, in connection with the Rs 200-crore money laundering case in which actress Jacqueline Fernandez, con artist Sukesh Chandrashekar, and others were involved.
India Today cited officials from the Delhi Police who said Irani was responsible for hosting Sukesh and Jacqueline.
According to police sources quoted by India Today, "After having sufficient evidence against her, Pinky Irani has been arrested in this case and produced before the concerned court, where her three-day police custody remand was granted".
According to ETimes, Suman Nalwa, a spokesman for the Delhi Police, corroborated the information from these sources and stated that Irani is a resident of Mumbai who joined the inquiry at the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) office.
"After having sufficient evidence against her, she has been arrested in this case and produced before the court where her police remand for three days has been granted. Further investigation is in progress," added Nalwa.
Irani was reportedly detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before being freed on bail.
The 37-year-old actress, who is an accused person in the case, gave a Section 164 statement last week in Delhi's Patiala Court. Earlier this month, on November 15, a Delhi court granted Jacqueline pre-arrest release in the matter.
Chandrashekhar, who is denied bail, is suspected of defrauding numerous people, including prominent figures like Aditi Singh, the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh. Fernandez was named as an accused in a high-profile money laundering case in a charge sheet that the Enforcement Directorate submitted on August 17. According to the ETimes, the con artist allegedly gifted Fernandez and Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi extravagant presents like fancy cars.