Panama Papers leak: ED summons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for questioning

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Panama Papers leak: ED summons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned in FEMA case in Panama Papers leak case. He has been asked to appear before the ED’s Delhi office on Monday (December 20) for questioning. The actress was earlier summoned by the ED on November 9, 2021 under Section 37 of FEMA, however, she did not join the investigation. The summons was sent to his Mumbai residence ‘Pratiksha’. The actress was asked to respond within 15 days, after which she replied via email.

An ED official said, “We have summoned him for December 20. Till now we have not received any reply from his side. The summons was sent to his Mumbai residence.”

If she does not join the investigation, then the ED will think of further legal action. The official said they can take legal opinion from experts to decide the future course of action.

The ED had registered a case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) after the Panama Papers showed how companies were set up in offshore islands to evade taxes.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and others are named in this case.

(Inputs by Atul Bhatia)

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