A Delhi court on Tuesday gave Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez permission to go overseas from May 25 to June 12 despite being charged with money laundering with suspected con artist Sukesh Chandrasekar.
The plea filed by Fernandez, who said she had to go to Abu Dhabi from May 25 to May 27, in order to attend the IIFA Awards, was approved by Special Judge Shailendra Malik.
The actress claimed that she was compelled to participate on a movie shoot, therefore the court also approved her trip to Milan, Italy, from May 28 to June 12.
On November 15 of last year, the court granted bail to Fernandez, who is a defendant in the case but wasn't detained.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police filed a FIR against Chandrasekhar accusing him of defrauding and extorting money from Aditi Singh, the wife of former Religare Enterprises founder Shivinder Mohan Singh. The ED had opened the probe as a result.
In a case involving the suspected theft of money at Religare Finvest Ltd., Singh was detained in October 2019.
After pretending to be government representatives and offering to get her husband's release on bail, Chandrasekhar and his friends allegedly stole money from Aditi. While he was being held in Rohini prison, Chandrasekhar allegedly convinced Aditi to send money by pretending to be a federal government official during a hoax call.
In the case, Fernandez is charged with money laundering.