Jacqueline Fernandez gets relief in money laundering case; can fly overseas without court's permission

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is one of the accused in the money laundering case of Rs 200 crore, gained major relief from the court as her restriction to travel abroad was altered.

Updated on Aug 17, 2023   |  11:10 AM IST  |  101.7K
Jacqueline Fernandez gets relief in money laundering case; can fly overseas without court's permission
Jacqueline Fernandez gets relief in money laundering case (Pic Courtesy: Jacqueline Fernandez Instagram)

Key Highlight

  • Jacqueline Fernandez has been allowed by the court to travel overseas without prior permission
  • The actress is one of the accused in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is known for films like Murder 2, Kick, Race 2, and others, is one of the accused in a money laundering case amounting to Rs 200 crore. The main suspect, in this case, is conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar who has already been convicted. Jacqueline was granted bail last year and now it has been learned that a Delhi court has decided to alter the conditions of her bail. Apparently, the restrictions around her overseas travel have been relaxed. Read on to know more about it.

Jacqueline Fernandez has been allowed to travel overseas without the court’s permission

According to a report in the Times of India, Jacqueline has received major relief in the money laundering case as her bail restrictions have been changed. As long as Jacqueline notifies the court and the Enforce Directorate (ED) three days in advance of her departure, the court will permit her to leave the country without prior authorization. The actress’ work obligations required regular worldwide travel, and Special Judge Shailendra Malik acknowledged this while making his ruling. The judge pointed out that Jacqueline had never violated any of her bail terms, and the previous necessity to get approval in advance to travel abroad may limit her employment options. Jacqueline is a citizen of Sri Lanka and has lived in India since the year 2009. It was observed by the court that she had regularly paid income tax and had also abided by all her bail terms.

Jacqueline Fernandez’s court application in detail

Jacqueline had earlier filed an appeal in the court claiming that the lengthy procedures involved in obtaining court authorization for travel frequently resulted in monetary losses and reputational consequences for her. She also asserted that as a globally recognized artist, she often participated in filming, award ceremonies, and events, all of which were essential for her career and were her means of subsistence. The Roy actress cited instances when filmmakers and important people from the business had chosen to work with other artists due to her prolonged approval procedure. The decision to alter her restriction was made on the basis of her application. She received bail on November 15, 2022, and the court began her trial in July. The second supplementary charge sheet filed recently by the ED cited her as an accused in the case. Jacqueline and actress-dancer Nora Fatehi have recorded their testimonies. 

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