New Delhi: A Delhi Court after hearing permitted Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, one of the accused in Rs 200 crore Money Laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandersekhar, to go abroad to Dubai for attending Pepsico India Conference.
Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik after hearing arguments in the application on behalf of Counsel for Fernandez and Enforcement Directorate allowed the application of Fernandez to travel from January 27 to 30 for her professional commitments with the condition to deposit a fixed Deposit of Rs 1 crore. The Court further directed to Fernandez to report to the Court after returning.
Jacqueline is on regular bail with the condition that she will not leave the country without the permission of the court.
Counsel for Jacqueline submitted through application that she is a Sri Lankan National and belongs to a Bollywood Fraternity and holds a good name in the Bollywood industry.
Counsel requested to court through application that she has always joined the investigation and is ready to abide by any such conditions that this Court may deem fit to impose after allowing the permission in the interest of justice.
Enforce Directorate vehemently opposed the application of Fernandez by submitting that the matter is at the crucial stage of hearing arguments on the charge. So the application of the Fernandez may kindly be dismissed.
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has lodged an First Information Report (FIR) against Sukesh Chandrasekhar who is accused of cheating and extorting Aditi Singh, wife of the former promoter of Religare Enterprises Shivinder Mohan Singh, who was arrested in October 2019 in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.
It is alleged that Chandrasekhar and his associates took money from Aditi after posing as government officials and promising to get bail for her husband.
Chandrasekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul were arrested by the Delhi Police for their alleged role in the duping case.
Delhi police has alleged that Mumbai based Pinky Irani is a close aide of Chandrashekhar and introduced him to Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez.