Mumbai: Jacqueline Fernandez, who is on the radar of the Enforcement Directorate for her connection with alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, has moved an application in a Delhi court seeking permission to travel abroad to attend the IIFA Awards in Abu Dhabi.
The actor whose assets of ₹7.27 crore were attached by the central agency has also sought permission to travel to France and Nepal.
A lookout circular was issued against her in this case, due to which he was barred from travelling abroad in December last year.
As the investigation continues and Jacqueline’s relationship with Sukesh Chandrashekhar is being probed, the actor is not allowed to leave the country. She was briefly detained at the Mumbai airport as she was about to leave for Mumbai and was then released and allowed to go home.
The actor has been questioned several times in this case. According to the ED, the actor has admitted to receiving a gift from Sukesh Chandrasekhar, which the actor claimed had approached the actor with an offer of the film. Jacqueline claimed that Sukesh had introduced himself as the owner of a channel.
According to the ED, Chandrashekhar had gifted Jacqueline more than ₹5 crores from extortion money, besides her close family members having around US$173,000 and around US$27,000.
In the investigation so far, it has been found that Sukesh Chandrashekhar had paid a hefty amount to Sukesh’s aide Pinky Irani to introduce Jacqueline to Chandrashekhar.
The case is based on an FIR registered by the Economic Offenses Wing of Delhi Police against Chandrashekhar, who is accused of cheating and extorting Aditi Singh, wife of former Religare Enterprises Shivinder Mohan Singh, who was arrested in October 2019 in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd.
Chandrashekhar and his associates allegedly took money from Aditi posing as government officials and promised bail to her husband.
While lodged in Rohini jail, Chandrashekhar allegedly persuaded a central government official to transfer the money over a spoof call and promised to arrange bail for her husband.