Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday was granted interim bail on bond of Rs 50,000 (approx Dh2250)in Delhi's Patiala House Court. She had appeared at the court as an accused in connection with Rs2 billion extortion case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
Fernandez wore a lawyer’s robe before entering the Patiala House Court in connection in her bid to dodge the media, who were present in huge numbers outside the court.
Her lawyers had moved a regular bail application before the court.
The court has now fixed October 22 as the next date of hearing. On this date, the court will hear the arguments on her regular bail plea. The scrutiny of the documents will also be done on the date.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recently filed its second supplementary charge sheet in which Jacqueline Fernandez has been named as an accused.
Jacqueline and another Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi had recorded their statements as witnesses in the case. Earlier, fixed deposits worth Rs70 million belonging to Fernandez were attached by the ED. The ED termed these gifts and properties as proceeds of crime received by the actresses.
In February, the ED filed its first supplementary prosecution complaint against Pinky Irani, an alleged aide of Chandrashekhar, who introduced him to Bollywood actresses.
It has been alleged in the charge sheet that Pinky Irani used to choose costly gifts for Fernandez and later used to drop it at her house after the payments were made by Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
In December last year, the ED filed the first charge sheet in this matter before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh. Later on in February, the ED filed a supplementary charge sheet against Irani.
Sukesh has spent around Rs2 billion on different models and Bollywood celebs. A few had refused to take the gifts from him.