Jacqueline Fernandez visited the Delhi, Patiala House Court on Thursday morning in money laundering case. She applied for bail petition and today court will hear arguments.
Lets see what’s exactly the case in detail:
Enforcement Directorate accused Jacqueline Fernandez in Rs 200 crore extortion case. Now freshly a charge sheet is filed against her by ED and charge sheet has been made public. According to ANI news agency, the ED indictment against the actress said: “Investigation so far has revealed that the accused actor is directly or indirectly involved in the proceeds of crime”.
Jacqueline Fernandez Money Laundering Case
“Jacqueline is another victim of the criminal acts committed by the main accused and his associates, who consistently lied about his real identity and exerted undue influence over the applicant’s personal and professional life either by showering her (and her family) with expensive gifts or claiming that he had done so, without ever mentioning their source,” her plea, according to ANI, stated.
ED continues saying that, she obtained, had, and utilized part profits of crime—valuable presents for herself and her family members in India and overseas, and by doing so, she committed an offence of money laundering u/s 3 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002, which is punishable u/s 4 of PMLA, 2002.
She deliberately made the decision to ignore Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s criminal history and continued to conduct business with him. Jacqueline had benefitted a lot financially from the relationship, but this is just not it. She, her family member and her friends also benefited financially from their relationship.
“ED also came to the conclusion that the allure of money made it such that the person she was engaged with didn’t care about their criminal background. In addition, Jacqueline Fernandez, the accuser, has repeatedly changed her mind about the presents she and her family received.
Meanwhile she turned out to be the beneficiary of the allegedly extorted money proceeds. ED also believes Sukesh Chandrashekhar was communicating with Fernandez via video call.
When ETimes contacted Jacqueline’s attorney, Prashant Patil, he said: “I repeat, that my client is innocent and she shall fight for her dignity by following the due process of law.”
The actress has been granted interim legal protection of Rs 50,000 bail by the court of first instance until November 10th.