A Delhi Court docket has sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on an software moved by Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez looking for permission to launch her passport for pressing journey to Abu Dhabi, UAE, Nepal, and France for 15 days.
Ms Fernandez is being investigated by the ED in Rs 200 crore extortion case involving alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
She had earlier appeared earlier than the probe company for questioning in a money-laundering investigation towards Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others.
The Extra Classes Choose Praveen Singh on Wednesday sought a response from the probe company and listed the matter for Could 18, 2022, for listening to.
The plea submitted that Ms Fernandez is a Sri Lankan nationwide residing in India since 2009. It mentioned she belongs to the Bollywood fraternity and holds a superb title within the Hindi film trade.
Advocate Ajit Singh, representing the actor, submitted that the ED has filed the chargesheet and has not named the applicant as an accused within the current matter. Nonetheless, with out citing any cause to the applicant, the ED has seized the passport of the applicant.
The plea states that being a famend movie actor the applicant is invited to occasions, press conferences, rehearsals and participation in occasions.
The applicant prays for the discharge of her passport and seeks permission from this Hon’ble Court docket to journey to Abu Dhabi, UAE, tentatively from Could 17, 2022, to Could 22, 2022, as Worldwide Indian Movie Academy (IIFA) Awards is organizing the 2022 IFA weekend and awards in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
It additional states that the applicant actor represents the Hindi movie trade on the Cannes Movie Competition and has been invited to attend and take part in the identical from Could 17, 2022, to Could 28, 2022, in France.
The applicant can also be related to the Dabangg present since 2017 and has been additional invited to attend the identical in Nepal from Could 27, 2022, to Could 28, 2022.
“Solely after the discharge of her passport and permission from this Court docket, the applicant will e-book tickets and can accordingly submit the detailed itinerary earlier than this Court docket thereafter,” the plea acknowledged.
“The applicant has at all times joined the investigation earlier than the Enforcement Directorate and stays prepared and keen to abide by any such circumstances that this Court docket might deem match to impose if the prayer looked for is granted, in accordance with the regulation. Grave prejudice can be precipitated to the Applicant if her permission to journey overseas is denied, whereas no helpful function can be served to the prosecuting company if the Utility is allowed,” the plea additional mentioned.
There’s an lively ‘Look Out Round’ towards her which had led to her temporary detention at Mumbai Worldwide Airport final yr.
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