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Panama Papers Leak: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan interrogated by ED for 6 hours

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday. The questioning went on for 6 hours in connection with the Panama paper leak case for allegedly violating FEMA. The actress had arrived at ED's Delhi office at 2:20 pm.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 20, 2021 19:13 IST
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Panama paper leak: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan summoned by ED 

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Panama paper leak case in the FEMA case. She was asked to appear before the ED's Delhi office on Monday (December 20) for questioning. She arrived at the office at 2:20 pm.

The actress was earlier summoned by ED on November 9, 2021 under Section 37 FEMA, however, she did not join the probe. The summon was sent to her Mumbai residence 'Pratiksha.' The actress was asked to respond within 15 days, following which he replied via email.

"We summoned her for December 20. As of now we haven't got any reply from her side. The summon was sent to her Mumbai residence," said an ED official. 

If she doesn't join the probe, the ED will think of further legal action. They might seek legal opinion from the experts to decide the future course of action, added the official.

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

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and others are named in the case. 

(Inputs by Atul Bhatia)