Delhi Court Reserves Order On Jacqueline Fernandez Bail Plea In Money Laundering Case
Special judge Shailendra Malik reserved the order on the bail plea of Jacqueline Fernandes in an alleged Rs 200 crores money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar after hearing the submission of lawyers of both parties. Read on for details:
New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Thursday reserved the order on the bail plea of Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandes in an alleged Rs 200 crores money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.
Special judge Shailendra Malik reserved the order on the bail plea of Jacqueline Fernandes after hearing the submission of lawyers of both parties. The court has listed the matter for hearing arguments on charges in the matter on November 24 and 25.
The Court also raise questions, "Why did the agency not arrested her during the investigation? Jacquline's Counsel senior advocates Siddharth Agarwal and Prashant Patil submitted that the actor cooperated with the investigation and her statement was recovered five times.
They also submitted that she was not arrested during the investigation and a supplementary chargesheet has been filed and she is also a woman. This proposition ought not to be altered by the court.
It was also argued that she was not aware that the gifts she received were out of proceeds of crime. In these circumstances, she is entitled to bail. On the other hand counsel for ED submitted that she has a history of attempting to flee the country. She did not cooperate in the investigation.
Apart from this, she is economically sound, she can influence the investigation and win over the witnesses. Actor Jacqueline Fernandez, who was physically present in the court on Thursday, is on interim bail granted by the Patiala House court in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case against Sukesh Chandrashekar. (Agencies)