Aishwarya Rai Bachchan questioned by ED

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the Panama Papers expose, which exposed many prominent personalities in India had floated companies in tax havens.

She was called to appear before the Investigating Officer in Delhi today . Sources said she is being questioned over FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) allegations and not money laundering.

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Aishwarya  was one of several prominent personalities in The Indian Express-ICIJ 2016 Panama Papers expose. The summons from the ED is the first indication that agencies are actively following the case against the Bachchans who, records shows , floated an offshore entity, Amic Partners Limited, in the British Virgin Islands in 2005.

Aishwarya ,her father Kotedadi Ramana Rai Krishna Rai, mother Vrinda Krishna Raj Rai, and brother Aditya Rai were appointed on May 14, 2005, as directors of Amic Partners  with an initial capital of $50,000.

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