As a Delhi court on Thursday heard the bail plea of Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with the ₹200 crore money laundering case, the court asked why the Bollywood actor has not yet been arrested.
The order on the bail plea of the actor has been reserved for tomorrow. The actor was present at the court during the hearing.
The case assumed political importance ahead of the election season as conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar who is the main accused of the case made sensational allegations against AAP and AAP leaders. Also Read: ‘Ready to be hanged if wrong’: Conman Sukesh’s fresh letter targeting Kejriwal, Hindustan Times reported.
The ED earlier contested Jacqueline’s bail plea and said she tried to flee the country. Last year, the ED issued a lookout circular against Jacqueline and the actor had to take the court’s permission before travelling abroad.
Earlier, Jacqueline was granted interim bail in the matter. Today, the court heard a regular bail plea. The Enforcement Directorate in its reply opposing the regular bail plea of Jacqueline stated that she never cooperated with the investigation and only made the disclosure when confronted with evidence. Jacqueline was informed about Sukesh’s criminal antecedents within 10 days of her introduction to him. She is no ordinary person but a Bollywood actress with huge financial resources and hence high stature and influence mentioned in the ED.
While the case is going on, Sukesh Chandrashekhar has come up with media statements accusing the Aam Aadmi Party of taking money from him.
In his latest letter written to Delhi LG VK Saxena, Sukesh said he was receiving threats for the revelations he made and sought transfer from Tihar jail to any other jail of the country “to ensure safety of their lives and limbs”.
“My client (Sukesh Chandrashekhar) has received constant threats and pressure to withdraw complaints filed before the Lieutenant Governor’s office against Aam Aadmi Party, Satyendar Jain, Arvind Kejriwal & Kailash Gehlot and also to retract from disclosure statements given to the EOW and ED during the investigation of the above-said case,” Sukesh’s lawyer AK Singh said.