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200 crore fraud case: Jacqueline Fernandez gets permission to travel abroad, instructions to deposit FDR of 1 crore

Pankaj Prasad
Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez

Special Judge Shailendra Malik of Patiala House Court has allowed the actress to travel abroad and participate in promotional activities.

A Delhi court has allowed Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez to travel to the US for work. His name along with thug Sukesh Chandrasekhar is involved in a Rs 200 crore money-laundering and extortion case. Jacqueline, 37, in the application sought permission to travel to the US from August 10 to 20 to attend professional services.

Special Judge Shailendra Malik of Patiala House Court has allowed the actress to travel abroad and participate in promotional activities. However, while allowing foreign travel, the court rejected the arguments put forth by the counsel for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding visas.

The ED's counsel suggested that promotional activities could be conducted through video conferencing, but the court said it had no jurisdiction to decide visa matters. The judge said the US embassy or the visa-issuing authority would independently examine the applicant's case for travel.

Apart from this, the court also said that it is up to the USA-based company to decide whether the promotional activities will be conducted physically or through virtual medium. The court has directed Jacqueline to deposit a Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) of Rs 1 crore while allowing her. In addition, he will also have to provide details of his itinerary and place of stay during his visit to the United States of America.