Delhi, Dec 20: Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Panama papers, sources said on Monday.
The source informed that The probe agency wants to question the 48-year-old actor over allegations of stashing wealth abroad.
Aishwarya Rai, the daughter-in-law of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, had also been summoned earlier for questioning, but she had twice sought more time.
“The Panama Papers” case is a sprawling investigation spanning millions of documents stolen and leaked to the media in 2016, which 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 were reviewed and published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Over 300 Indians were said to be part of the Panama Papers.
As per the information, 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.