Panama Papers: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appears before ED in Delhi

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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has reached the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi after the anti-money laundering agency issued summons to her in connection with probe into the Panama Papers leak case.

Aishwarya’s statement is being recorded, sources said, adding that she had reached ED’s Delhi office on Monday morning.

The ED has registered a case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act after the Panama papers revealed how companies were set up in off shore islands to avoid taxes.

Aishwarya is being given a questionnaire and may have to explain the foreign remittances since 2004 under RBI’s Liberalised Remittance Scheme. The Panama Papers consists of 11.5 million leaked confidential documents published in 2016 which exposed financial details of over 2,14,488 offshore entities. The leaked documents contain financial information of many known public figures   including global leaders, politicians, public and corporate officials.

The questioning of the daughter-in-law of Bollywood super star Amitabh Bachchan by the ED is an indication that the agency is set to fasten probe in the on the Panama Papers case.

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