The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday summoned popular Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a case related to ‘Panama Papers Leak’.
The recent India.com reports suggest that the agency has also registered a money laundering case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in the matter.
The 48-year-year-old actor was reportedly asked to appear before the ED today at the Loknayak Bhawan here.
Another report suggests that the ED officials have already prepared a list of questions to interrogate the actor over allegations of stashing wealth abroad. However, she has sought more time to appear before the agency.
According to PTI, the Enforcement Directorate issued notices to the Bachchan family asking them to explain their foreign remittances since 2004 under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) of the Reserve Bank of India.
Well, this isn’t the first time Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been landed in trouble with ED.
Previously, she was asked to appear before the agency but she had failed to comply with the Enforcement Directorate summons twice.
Aishwarya Rai had submitted records on the foreign payments under investigation. The report also suggests that the agency wants to record her statement now.
‘The Panama Papers’ case is a sprawling investigation spanning millions of documents stolen and leaked to the media in 2016. The case involves allegations that the world's rich and powerful set up offshore accounts or shell companies to avoid taxes. Leaked financial records of politicians, industrialists and celebrities worldwide were reviewed and published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reported NDTV.
Reportedly, over 300 Indians were said to be part of the Panama Papers.
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