Nora Fatehi sues Jacqueline Fernandez for defamation: Check out the details:
Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has filed a defamation suit against fellow actor Jacqueline Fernandez and some media organizations in a Delhi court in connection with the INR 200 crore extortion case being probed by central agencies in which “conmon” Sukesh Chandrashekhar is the main accused.
In the defamation suit, Jacqueline Fernandez has been made the “accused 1”.
“It has started to become evident that the aforementioned rivals being unable to compete with the Complainant fairly in the industry have started to try and tarnish her reputation which would cause her loss of work,” Fatehi said in the suit.
Fatehi’s plea alleged that Fernandez “made defamatory imputations” due to “malicious reasons” with an intent to “destroy her career to further her own interests”.
What has Fatehi claimed in her plea?
Fatehi’s plea stated that Fernandez had made a written statement to the appellate tribunal, PMLA that she was “falsely implicated by the ED while celebs such as Nora Fatehi who had received gifts from Conman Sukesh Chandrashekar had been made witnesses”.
This, Fatehi claimed, was an attempt to defame her and destroy her career.
“Jacqueline Fernandes sought to criminally defame the complainant in order to destroy her career to further her own interests, since they are both working in the same industry and have similar backgrounds, amongst other reasons,” her plea read.
Her plea stated that Fernandez’s statements were made to malign her image when Fatehi has nothing to do with the matter.
Their involvement in Sukesh’s case:
Sukesh has been accused of allegedly extorting Rs 200 crore from the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh. In its supplementary charge sheet filed in the case on August 17, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that Fernandez had received gifts worth Rs 5.71 crore from Chandrashekhar, which were from the proceeds of crime, but is “trying to justify herself that she was in fact the victim of manipulative actions by Sukesh against her”.
However, in November, a Delhi court granted bail to Fernandez. The court said while she was accused of receiving gifts from Sukesh out of the proceeds of crime, it would be decided during the trial “whether there was any knowledge, intention, or connection of the accused in taking those gifts and of proceeds of crime in this case”.