Jacqueline Fernandez: The Delhi High Court has allowed Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez to go abroad for the IIFA Award with certain conditions. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had issued a lookout notice against the actress in an alleged money laundering case.
The high court heard the ED’s plea against the trial court’s decision to allow the actress to travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from May 31 to June 6. Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain asked the actress to submit a receipt of fixed deposit of Rs 1 crore and to give in writing that if she does not return, the amount will be forfeited along with a surety of Rs 1 crore.
Instructions not to tamper with evidence
The judge said there was no need to interfere with the trial court’s decision. The court disposed of the ED’s plea and directed Fernandez not to tamper with the evidence and not to interfere in the investigation. The ED had last year issued a lookout circular (LOC) against Fernandez in connection with the recovery of Rs 200 crore linked to alleged swindler Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Fernandez is a Sri Lankan citizen and has been living in India since 2009.
can now go abroad
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the probe agency, criticized the trial court’s order suspending the LoC on several grounds. Raju said that Fernandez may have run away to evade investigation and he has not participated properly in the investigation. Fernandez had earlier moved a trial court seeking permission to travel abroad for 15 days, saying he needed to attend events in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, France and Nepal.
Will attend IIFA Awards
In her application before the trial court, Fernandez had claimed that being a renowned film actress, she has been invited to attend events, press conferences, rehearsals and IIFA award functions, requesting release of her passport. Was. However, the ED had barred him from going abroad saying that he might have to join the ongoing investigation in the money laundering case. The ED has questioned the actress many times so far.