Jacqueline Fernandez Granted Interim Bail by Delhi Court in ₹200 Crore Extortion Case

Jacqueline Fernandez Law Insider

Tanisha Rana

Published on: September 26, 2022 at 20:10 IST

A Delhi Court on Monday granted Jacqueline Fernandez temporary bail in the alleged  ₹200 crore money laundering case involving suspected conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

In an appearance before Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik, Fernandez’s attorneys Prashant Patil and Aman Nandrajog petitioned for bail, claiming that she had never been detained while under investigation.

The senior lawyer revealed, Jacqueline has been granted interim bail. This appearance is mere procedural. The next date to appear before the Court is October 22.”

Her lawyer Patil further added, “We had filed a regular bail application. Now, the ED has to file a reply.”

The actor was granted interim bail on a ₹50,000 bond by the court.

After reviewing the supplemental chargesheet that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had submitted on August 17, the court had called the actor on August 31.

Fernandez was then told to show up in court today.

For the first time in the case, she was recently listed as an accused in the chargesheet.

The ED claims that 16 expensive automobiles belonged to co-accused Leena Paulose or others were discovered following searches at locations connected to Chandrasekhar and his cronies.

Sukesh Chandrasekhar allegedly gave the actor jewellery worth more than Rs 7 crore.

Additionally, he allegedly sent the actor and her family members a number of high-end vehicles, pricey bags, outfits, shoes, and watches.

Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who is currently incarcerated, is accused of defrauding numerous prominent people, including Aditi Singh, the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh.

The con artist allegedly gave the actor jewellery worth more than Rs 7 crore.

She allegedly received gifts of expensive watches, designer clothing, expensive purses, and many high-end cars.

Jacqueline had earlier claimed in a statement to the ED that con artist Sukesh introduced himself as the head of Sun TV and a member of a powerful political family from Chennai.

Jacqueline had testified that Sukesh Chandrasekhar gave her luxury purses, diamond jewellery, a mini cooper, limited edition perfumes every week, flowers every other day, and flowers on alternate days.

Eight people were charged in the ₹200-crore money laundering case, including Chandrasekhar, Leena Maria Paul, Deepak Ramnani, Pradeep Ramnani, Kamlesh Kothari, Avtar Singh Kochhar, and two others.

Fernandez had claimed in a separate appeal for the release of her passport that she had been a resident of India since 2009 and was well-known in the Indian film community.

It was noted that although her passport had been taken without cause, the investigative agency had not listed her as an accused party in the case.

The case’s next hearing is scheduled for October 22.

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