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Delhi court to hear regular bail plea of Jacqueline Fernandez in PMLA case today

New Delhi: A Delhi court is scheduled to hear Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez’s regular bail plea on Thursday in connection with the Enforcement Directorate’s ₹200 crore money laundering case involving fraudster Sukesh Chandrashekar and others.

Earlier, the court of the first instance had granted her interim bail in this case.

Speaking to ANI, Advocate Prashant Patil, Jacqueline Fernandez’s lawyer, confirmed that she (Jacqueline Fernandez) will attend the court hearing scheduled for Thursday.

In its reply against Jacqueline’s proper bail plea, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that she never cooperated with the investigation and only disclosed this when confronted with the evidence.

Jacqueline was informed of Sukesh’s criminal antecedents within 10 days of her introduction. She is not an ordinary person but a Bollywood actress with huge funds and thus high status and influence referred to in the ED.

The Additional Sessions Judge had earlier sent notice to the ED of Jacqueline’s regular bail application and granted her interim bail pending disposal of the regular bail application.

On 17 August 2022 in a Delhi court, Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was named as an accused in the supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the ₹200 million extortion case against fraudster Sukesh Chandrashekar.

Jacqueline Fernandez has also been summoned several times by the ED in the matter for investigation.

Advocate Prashant Patil appeared for Jacquline and said that she has always cooperated with the investigating agencies and attended all summonses. She relayed all information to the best of her ability to the ED.

According to the earlier ED Chargesheet, Bollywood actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi investigated and stated that the actresses were given top model BMW cars, the most expensive gifts by accused Sukesh.

The ED charge sheet clearly stated, “During the investigation, the statements of Jacqueline Fernandez were recorded on 30th August 2021, and on 20th October 2021, Jacqueline Fernandez stated that she had received gifts – three designer bags from Gucci, Chanel, and two Gucci outfits for gym wear.

A pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings, and a bracelet made of multi-colored stones, two Hermes bracelets. She was also given a Mini Cooper which she returned.’

According to the ED, Sukesh was confronted by Jacqueline on October 20, 2021. Jacqueline Fernandez stated that Sukash Chandrasekhar arranged private jet trips and hotel stays for her on various occasions.

On 12 September 2021 and 14 October 2021, Nora Fatehi’s statements were recorded under Section 50 of the PMLA Act 2002 in which she stated that she had obtained a booking for a charity event and was presented with a Gucci bag and one iPhone during the event by Leena Paulos (wife Chandrashekhar).

Nora Fatehi further stated that Leena Paulose called her husband and put the phone on the speaker where he thanked her and said they were her fans. She then announced that they were giving her a brand new BMW car as a token of love and generosity.

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