Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appears before ED in Panama Paper leak case

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is expected to appear before the investigating agency today. (Photo credit: Instagram / aishwaryaraibachchan_arb)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is expected to appear before the investigating agency today. (Photo credit: Instagram / aishwaryaraibachchan_arb)

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Panama Papers probe. The agency summoned the actor to appear at the Lok Nayak Bhavan in Delhi today. ANI.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the actor was previously called in for questioning about the alleged wealth he had acquired on the ship, however, they were seeking time. The Quint reports that the ED has registered a money laundering case under the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2002.

About 500 people are involved in tax evasion cases. The list of names includes celebrities such as athletes, politicians, businessmen and actors. Amitabh Bachchan was also named in the probe.

NDTV reports that in 2017, the agency issued a notice to Bachchan’s family seeking an explanation for remittances from 2004 under the RBI’s Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS).

The so-called Panama Papers money laundering case revolves around the alleged assets of celebrities, including those from India, invested abroad in offshore companies.

It includes 11.5 million files from the database of Mosaic Fonseka, the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, first published in April 2016. The documents revealed that politicians, public figures and businessmen were hiding their wealth in an attempt to escape. Tax.

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