Delhi Court Allows ED to Take Possession of 26 Cars Recovered from Accused Leena Maria Paul

Leena Maria Paul

Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take possession of 26 cars recovered from the accused Leena Maria Paul during the investigation of a Rs 200 crore money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday moved an application before court alleging that these cars were purchased with the proceeds of crime in the matter and were then attached during the case investigation.

Additional Sessions Judge Shailendra Malik in its order  allowed the application of the ED to take into possession the 26 cars attached from accused Leena Maria Paul’s farmhouse in Chennai.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez moved an application before court seeking permission to travel to Bahrain from December 23 to January 5.

The Court has listed the application moved by her for hearing on December 22.

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, accused in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar,on Tuesday arrived before
the Patiala House Court In Delhi. Meanwhile, the Jail Authority produced the main accused, Sukesh Chandrasekhar before the court.

Enforcement Directorate’s advocate claimed at the court hearing that Sukesh is the case’s mastermind. Sukesh had used the landline to place the initial call. Sukesh admitted to taking 57 crores from Aditi Singh, but the police’s investigation revealed that he actually took 80 crores.

Sukesh allegedly informed the ED that gifts were provided to the jail authority from this sum. For Mohanraj, a car was purchased, and 26 other expensive cars, including Lamborghinis, were also purchased. Sandeep Tihar Goyal, DG, received 5 crores. In real estate, B. Mohanraj. invested 9 crores.
Meanwhile, the court has requested that the ED provide brief summaries of the charges for which there is supporting evidence at the request of Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Jacqueline’s attorneys.
All parties were requested by the court to submit written responses.

Earlier, the Bollywood actress was granted regular bail on November 15 on the ground that the accused was not arrested during the investigation, which clearly makes it a bailable case.
Jacqueline was granted the relief by Special Judge Shailendra Malik on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh with the condition that she will not leave the country without the court’s prior permission, and the judge also directed her to join the probe when asked by the ED.

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