Nora Fatehi’s team on Friday, clarified that the dancer-actor “has not been a part of any money laundering activity, and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation.”
The recent development comes a day after Nora was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering case filed against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.
Well, the recent statement rubbishes all her connections with the case.
“On behalf of Nora Fatehi, we would like to clarify the various conjectures floating around amongst the media. Nora Fatehi has been the victim around the case and being a witness, she is co-operating and helping the officers in the investigation. We would like to make it very clear that she has not been a part of any money laundering activity, she does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation,” the official statement from Nora Fatehi’s spokesperson read.
The statement further added, “We would like to request our fellow friends in the media to refrain from slandering her name and making any statements before any official information is released.”
The Bollywood industry has been facing tough times of late. Several A-list celebrities were summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) last year. Nora’s summons came as a shock to the entertainment industry and many had expressed their concerns.
Several pictures and videos of Nora stepping into the ED office had surfaced on the internet and reportedly the actress was grilled for an entire day by the officials.
Sources said Nora’s statement was recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has also been summoned to join the probe, reported Indian Express.