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Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was prevented from leaving India on Sunday, in the wake of a look out circular issued against her in connection with a probe into an over Rs 200 crore money-laundering case involving alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.

According to media reports, the actor was stopped at Mumbai airport when she was leaving for a show in Dubai.

During the investigation against the coman, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had reportedly found a trail of funds and transactions that are allegedly linked to Fernandez.

The actor had, in October,  deposed before the federal agency after skipping its summons at least three times earlier. Her statement was recorded under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

After she recorded her statement before the ED, her spokesperson said the actor would completely cooperate with the agency in the investigations.

“Jacqueline Fernandez is being called to testify as a witness by the ED. She has duly recorded her statements and in future will also be completely cooperating with the agency in the investigations. Jacqueline also categorically denies alleged slanderous statements made about relationship with the involved couple (Chandrashekar and his wife Leena Maria Paul),” the spokesperson had said in a statement.

—With PTI inputs

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