ED summons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Panama Papers leak case

Enforcement Directorate summons actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Panama Papers leak case. The ED had registered the case after the Panama Papers showed how companies were set up in offshore islands to evade taxes. He has been asked to appear before the ED’s Delhi office on Monday (December 20).

Aishwarya had earlier sought adjournment on two occasions. The adjournment petition was filed before the Special Investigation Team probing the Panama Papers case.

The actress is likely to appear before the proving agency today. The ED wants to interrogate him on charges of possessing assets abroad.

The Panama Papers deals with leaked documents that point to fraud and tax evasion by many individuals and corporate entities around the world.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been named in a list of 500 Indians named in the massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents to uncover her secret offshore deals. The name of superstar Amitabh Bachchan is also included in this list.

On the work front, Aishwarya will next be seen in Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited historical film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, which is based on writer Kalki’s classic novel of the same name.

On a related note, the Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed credits totaling Rs 20,353 crore to 930 India-linked entities in the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks, the government informed Parliament. Minister of State for Finance, Pankaj Choudhary, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on December 7, 2021, said that a total tax of Rs 153.88 crore has been collected so far in the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks.