A Delhi court allowed actor Jacqueline Fernandez, accused in the Rs 200-crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, to travel to Dubai.
Jacqueline Fernandez appeared before Patiala House Court yesterday after seeking the court’s permission to travel to Dubai from January 27 to 30 to attend a conference.
Advocate Prashant Patil, appearing for Jacqueline, said the actor was contractually obligated to be present at the PepsiCo conference in Dubai and that she might be sued if she skips it.
“She got nominated for Oscars recently. At this stage of her career, it is a moment of pride for the country. She has appeared on every date of arguments on charge,” argued Patil.
Granting permission to the actor to travel abroad for professional commitments, Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malikher personal liberty can’t be curtailed to adversely affect her career.
“The high court, considering all aspects, has already once granted permission to travel abroad, upheld order of trial court… ED’s apprehension that she would flee can be addressed on similar terms as already taken care of. Certain conditions can be imposed,” the judge said.
Jacqueline was granted regular bail in the money laundering case on November 15, 2022. She was not arrested in the case.
The judge had on August 31 taken cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the ED and had asked the actor to appear before the court.
Jacqueline, who was summoned by the ED several times in connection with the investigation, has been named as an accused for the first time in the supplementary charge sheet.
Source – Daily MIrror