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Jacqueline Fernandez seeks Permission to Travel Abroad

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Published on: 25 January 2023 at 15:31 IST

Jacqueline Fernandez moved an application in a Delhi’s Patiala House Court and seeks permission to travel to Dubai from January 27 to 30, to attend the PepsiCo India conference.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought time to file a response on the Jacqueline application. Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik on Wednesday granted time to ED and fixed the matter for January 27, for a hearing.

Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday withdrew her earlier application seeking to travel to Dubai due to rescheduled of her travel programme. The plea stated that Applicant/Jacquelineis seeking permission of this Court to travel to Dubai from January 27 -January 30.

The reason for undertaking the travel to Dubai is on account of the PepsiCo India Conference in Dubai; to which the Applicant has recently received an Invitation.

As per Plea, Jacqueline Fernandez recently received an invitation to perform at the said PepsiCo Conference in Dubai as a star performer for the concert scheduled on Sunday, the 29th of January, 2023 for the Annual Bottler Conference organized by PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Jacqueline Fernandez is being investigated by the ED in an Rs-200 crore money laundering case involving alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

Jacqueline Fernandez earlier had appeared before the probe agency for questioning in a money laundering investigation against Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others.

Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Plea submitted that, “The Applicant has always joined the investigation before the Enforcement Directorate and remains present in all court proceedings, following law of the land. She earlier stated that she is ready and willing to abide by any such conditions that this Court may deem fit to impose if the prayer sought for is granted, in accordance with the law,”.

Delhi police’s Economic Offence Wing (EOW) also filed a supplementary chargesheet against Pinki Irani in connection with investigation in the Rs 200-crore extortion case involving Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

The ED’s case is based on an FIR filed by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) 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. Chandrasekhar and his associates reportedly took money from Aditi after posing as government officials and promising to get bail for her husband.

Reportedly Chandrasekhar persuaded Aditi to transfer money by impersonating a central government official over a spoof call while he was lodged in Rohini jail and promised to manage bail for her husband.

In the duping case Delhi Police arrested Chandrasekhar and his Leena Maria Paul in September last year for their alleged role.