New Delhi: Renowned Indian Actor and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) concerning the Panama Papers expose, that alleged many Indians had floated companies in tax havens.
As per media reports, Aishwarya Rai has been summoned to appear before the Investigating Officer in Delhi. It was not confirmed, however, when she had been asked to appear, or what charges she was facing. The summons from the ED indicates that the agencies are actively looking into the case against the Bachchans who as per the papers have floated an offshore entity, Amic Partners Limited, in the British Virgin Islands in 2005.
The ED has been probing the Panama Papers case since the expose came out in 2016. According to these papers, over Rs, 20,000 crore worth of undeclared assets have been detected by the Income Tax authorities in connection with the Panama Papers investigation and this was all done by famous personalities of India who avoided Tax in India and created companies.