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Delhi Court Grants Bail To Jacqueline Fernandez In Money Laundering Case

Nupur Thapliyal
15 Nov 2022 10:22 AM GMT
Delhi Court Grants Bail To Jacqueline Fernandez In Money Laundering Case

A Delhi Court on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez in the Rs 200-crore money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate against alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik, who had reserved the decision last week.

A copy of the order is awaited.

The actor was summoned by the court in August after cognisance was taken of the supplementary chargesheet filed by the agency. Fernandez was named for the first time as an accused in the supplementary chargesheet.

On September 26, the court had granted her interim protection from arrest.

Earlier, the Special Cell of Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Chandrasekhar and others for offences punishable under Sections 170, 384, 386, 388, 419, 420, 506 and 120B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 and sec. 66(D) of Information Technology Act, 2000.

The offences punishable under Section 384, 386, 388, 419, 420 and 120B of IPC mentioned in the FIR are scheduled offences under Part A of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Thus, the ED also took up the probe under the PMLA.

According to the ED, Chandrasekhar utilised the proceeds of crime in gifting luxury items to celebrities including Fernandez

In May, the Delhi High Court, while upholding a trial court order, had granted permission to the actor to travel abroad to Abu Dhabi, UAE for IIFA Awards events.

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