On Wednesday, Jacqueline Fernandez filed a complaint with a Delhi court, requesting protection from intimidation from conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The Bollywood actor claimed in her plea that on July 18, she was using Webex to participate in the court proceedings when she got unwanted messages and a voicemail from Sukesh, who was also using the same platform.
The actor said that she chose not to respond to the texts because they were “completely unwarranted and highly inappropriate.”
Jacqueline also alleged conman Sukesh’s barrage of letters and messages posed a substantial threat to her safety and that the conman had intentionally been writing these letters to the electronic and print media.
The actress claimed to have filed a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW), highlighting Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s concerning attempts to initiate unapproved contact with her. But the Delhi Police haven’t done anything about it yet.
Meanwhile, in its response, the EOW stated, “It has been observed that the accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been in the habit of sending letters, concerning Jacqueline to media platforms, through various means, which is not only harassing/threatening her directly, but also affecting her social/professional assignments.”
“Such aggravating nature of the threat/harassment to the victim/applicant is a matter of grave concern for the investigating agency that an important witness of the case is being coerced/harassed/ threatened by the accused. It will have serious implications on the conduct of the trial of the case, concerning Jacqueline,” it stated.
The court ordered the jail administration to submit a thorough report regarding the actions taken against Sukesh Chandrashekhar in response to the actor’s appeal.
On January 17, the case will have its next hearing.
The development comes days after the Bollywood actor approached the Delhi High Court seeking to quash the FIR against her in the Enforcement Directorate’s Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving Chandrashekhar.