Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez, who is on Enforcement Directorate’s radar in conneciton with extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, on September 26 said that she has deep roots in India and has been a tax-paying resident since 2009. The actress stressed that how closely her future work commitments and professional reputation are inextricably linked to the country.
Fernandez further asserted that she doesn't have any unity of design with Chandrashekhar.
"In fact, the applicant/Jacqueline is another victim of the criminal acts committed by the main accused and his associates, who consistently lied about his real identity and exercised 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 I would do so, without ever mentioning their source," Fernandez said in her bail plea.
In her bail plea, the actress mentioned that she has never denied receiving of expensive gifts from the conman. However, she never demanded any gifts nor had knowledge that these were proceeds of crime, on account of the deceitful and duplicitous conduct of the main accused due to which she has suffered tremendous hardship.
The plea also highlights that Jacqueline is also cooperating and participating in the attachment proceedings taking place in connection with the case. There is no risk of her leaving Indian jurisdiction without proper authorisation as there is a Look Out Circular opened against her and subsisting.
The actor on Monday appeared before a Delhi Court hearing the Rs 200 crore money laundering Enforcement Directorate (ED) case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar and others.
Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik on Monday while issuing notice to the Enforcement Directorate on Jacqueline's regular bail petition, granted interim bail to her on a Rs 50,000 bail bond till the next date of hearing. The next date of hearing is October 22, 2022.
Earlier, the court issued a summon to the actor to appear before it physically on September 26, 2022.
According to ED's earlier chargesheet, Bollywood actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi got top models of BMW cars, and expensive gifts from the accused Sukesh.