A Delhi Court on Wednesday sought the response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after Bollywood actor and Sri Lankan national Jacqueline Fernandez sought the release of her passport in a money laundering case in which she is being questioned [ED v. Sukesh Chandrashekhar]..Fernandez filed a plea before Additional Sessions Judge Parveen Singh, who is hearing the case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar..The plea filed by her counsel argued that Fernandez had been living in India since 2009 and held repute in the Indian film fraternity. It was pointed out that the investigating agency had not named her as an accused in the case, but seized her passport without citing any reason. Being an actor, she was invited for events, press conferences and rehearsals, the plea stated. Fernandez, therefore, sought to travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE for the IIFA awards. She also sought to travel to France for the Cannes Film Festival, as well as a show in Nepal.Fernandez, it was stated, had always cooperated with the ED in the investigation and was willing to abide by any condition that the court may impose..The Court directed the ED to respond to the plea and posted the hearing for May 18.Special Public Prosecutor Atul Tripathi appeared for the ED and Advocate Ajit K Singh represented Fernandez..According to the ED, after searches were conducted at premises linked to Chandrasekhar and his associates, 16 luxury vehicles belonging to co-accused Leena Paulose or others were found. ANI reported that a chargesheet named eight accused including Chandrasekhar, Leena Maria Paul, Deepak Ramnani, Pradeep Ramnani, Kamlesh Kothari, Avtar Singh Kochhar and two others in the ₹200 crore money laundering case.