Jacqueline’s Interim Bail Extended till Nov 15 in 200Cr Money Laundering Case

Delhi: An order to extend the pre-arrest interim bail of Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been passed today by the Patiala House Court, Delhi. The ‘Kick’ actress has been in legal trouble since the Enforcement Directorate named her in Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s 200 crore money laundering case. She has been called for questioning by the ED officials several times and they have also filed a chargesheet against her related to the case. The Patiala court had granted interim bail to the actor on September 26 on a personal bond of 50,000 rupees. The bail has further been extended till Nov 15 by the court on Thursday. 

The ED officials had opposed her bail and argued that she might flee the country. In a statement to a leading daily, they said, “We have not seen ₹ 50 lakh in cash in our entire life but Jacqueline frittered away ₹ 7.14 crore for fun. She has tried every trick in the book to try and escape because she has enough money.” On this argument, the Patiala court also asked the ED officials why haven’t they arrested the actress yet. “Why haven’t you arrested Jacqueline yet despite issuing an LOC? Other accused are in jail. Why adopt a pick-and-choose policy?”, asked the court.

Jacqueline has been cooperative with the ED officials since the investigation of the case began. She has also accepted to be close to Conman Sukesh but she did not accept any involvement in the 200 cr money laundering case. Another celebrity, Nora Fatehi has also been summoned by the ED related to the case and investigations are on against her as well. Jacqueline’s lawyer said that she is a “victim of a larger conspiracy” and that she is cooperating with the ED officials to the best of her abilities. 

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