'Panama Papers' | leak case Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan grilled by ED for 6 hours

'Panama Papers' | leak case
Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan grilled by ED for 6 hours
File Photo of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was questioned for about six hours on Monday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at its office in central Delhi in a case linked to the 2016 “Panama Papers” global tax leaks case, official sources said.

The quizzing of the 48-year-old daughter-in-law of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan comes weeks after her husband Abhishek Bachchan was questioned by the agency in another case emerging from the same set of papers linked to the offshore leaks case, they said.

The ED recorded Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's statement under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The former Miss World left the agency's office located in Jam Nagar house here shortly after 7 PM.

Officials said she was questioned for about six hours.

The actor was ushered into a white car from the back door of the ED office even as a huge posse of media personnel tried in vain to get her comment.

The actor, sources said, has submitted some documents to the investigators with regard to the case.

Dubbed “Panama Papers”, an investigation of a stockpile of records from Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in 2016 had named several world leaders and celebrities who allegedly stashed away money abroad in offshore companies.

Some of them are stated to be holding valid overseas accounts.

The leaked tranche had a total of 426 India-linked cases.

Greater Kashmir
www.greaterkashmir.com