April 1, 2023

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will not appear before the ED today as her adjournment plea is accepted – Times of India

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today for questioning in connection to the 2016 Panama Papers tax leaks case. However the actress will not be appearing before the investigating agency. Aishwarya sought for an adjournment plea and the same was accepted. Previously, on two occasions Aishwarya had sought for adjournment. As part of the probe, the actress will have to depose before the ED’s Delhi office.

The Enforcement Directorate has been investigating this case since 2016, when several leaked documents came under the scanner. Previously, Amitabh Bachchan’s name had also cropped up in the Panama Papers controversy. According to ANI, notices were issued to the Bachchan family asking them to explain their foreign remittances since 2004 under the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). This controversy is called ‘Panama Papers’ because it came to light after an investigation of a stockpile of records from Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists named several world leaders and celebrities who had allegedly stashed away money abroad in offshore companies.

On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently wrapped the shooting of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. She will reportedly essay a double role in this epic drama which is inspired from Kalki Krishnamurthy’s historical fiction novel by the same name.

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