The Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was question for five hours over alleged Forex violations.
The 48-year-old actress was summoned to the country’s Enforcement Directorate Office in Delhi late on Monday where she was questioned in connection with the alleged Forex violations related to ‘Panama Papers’.
The Times of India, quoting informed sources, reported that the statement of Aishwarya Rai Bacchan was recorded under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
She was stated by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to have links with an offshore entity in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that was created in 2005, according to Times of India.
Bachchan was named the director of the company, Amic Partners, which had a paid up capital of $50,000. However, she allegedly exited the company before it was dissolved and acquired by Dubai-based BKR Adonis in 2009.
The Enforcement Directorate started investigations into the alleged violations in 2017 after more than 300 Indians, including many film actors’ names, were leaked.
The actress and her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan were summoned in 2016 under Section 37 of Foreign Exchange Management Act of India.