Aishwarya Rai

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in New Delhi in connection with Panama papers leak case for alleged FEMA violation.

The ED officials reportedly recorded her statement. The actress was summoned thrice to join the probe.

“We had summoned her for December 20. The summon was sent to her Mumbai’s residence. Abiding by the summon she joined the probe,” said an ED official.

Now SIT of elite officials of the ED are recording her statements.

This is not the first time when she has been summoned. She was earlier summoned on two occasions. However, she didn’t join the probe.

Earlier on November 9, she was summoned to record her testimony in the case, but she did not come.

The ED had lodged case under FEMA after Panama Papers showed how companies were set up in offshore islands to avoid taxes.

Aishwarya Rai and others have been named in the case.

In 2016, the Panama Papers leak case came into the light in which Aishwarya Rai and Bachchan family members were also named.

Names of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan also cropped up in the case.

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