Delhi court to hear Jacqueline case on Dec 12

New Delhi, Nov 24 (Agency) A Delhi Court adjourned for December, 12 for hearing arguments in Rs 200 crore Money Laundering case alleged against actor Jacqueline Fernandez. Special Judge Shailendra Malik on November, 15 granted bail with the condition to furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 2 lakh and with the condition not to go abroad without permission of the court. Counsel for Fernandez submitted in the bail application that she appeared twice for questioning before investing agency and was never arrested and even not informed about the lookout notice. Enforcement Directorate earlier opposed the regular bail application of Fernandez by submitting that she never cooperated with the investigating agency and if granted bail she may flee the country.

In this matter, Special Court after hearing argument on behalf of Prosecution and Defence Counsel granted interim bail to Fernandez with the conditions of furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000. Delhi Police have registered a case under section 170, 384, 386,388,419,420,506 and 120 B of Indian Penal Code(IPC) and the violation of provisions of Information Technology Act(IT Act). After that Enforcement Directorate investigated the case under the provisions of PMLA. The Special Court had taken cognisance of the supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in which Fernandez was first time named as an accused. ED has alleged that Fernandez after examined submitted that she had received expensive gifts from conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.