Jacqueline Fernandez, who has been named as an accused in a money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, was granted bail by the Patiala House Court in Delhi on Tuesday. Special Judge Shailendra Malik of Patiala House Court granted the bail. The actress was present there on Tuesday.
Earlier, Jacqueline was granted interim bail by the Patiala House Court on a bond of Rs 50,000. The Enforcement Directorate had filed a supplementary charge sheet before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act court naming her as an accused. The previously filed charge sheet and supplementary charge sheet didn't mention her as an accused.
Jacqueline, who was summoned for questioning by the ED on several occasions, was stopped from travelling out of India earlier this year. The agency also issued a Lookout Circular (LOC) to stop her from leaving the country.
The Sri Lanka-born is said to be conman Sukesh's girlfriend. Reportedly, Sukesh gifted jewellery, diamond-studded jewellery sets, crockery, four Persian cats (the cost of one cat is around Rs 9 lakh) and a horse worth Rs 52 lakh to Jacqueline. It was even reported that he arranged private jet trips, hotel stays for her and promised to produce a superhero film featuring her in the lead.
Sukesh, along with actress Leena Maria Paul and six others, is currently serving a jail term for allegedly duping former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh of Rs 200 crores. Apart from Jacqueline, Nora Fatehi was also summoned by the ED for questioning.
(Source: Viral Bhayani/ ANI)