Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returns to Mumbai after ED probe in Panama Papers leak case

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On Monday, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at its headquarters in central Delhi in a case linked to the 2016 ‘Panama Papers’ case. The actress was reportedly questioned nearly 5 hours in the case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Late night, she was spotted at Mumbai airport after returning from Delhi.

According to the report, a money laundering case was registered against Aishwarya under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). She had earlier submitted records on the foreign payments under investigation.

News agency ANI shared the visuals of Aishwarya arriving at Mumbai airport, “Late-night visuals of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returning to Mumbai after appearing before Enforcement Directorate in Delhi, in connection with Panama Papers case,” they tweeted.

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In the pictures, the 48-year-old actress was dressed in an all-black ensemble. She was clicked by the paparazzi and was seen quickly left for home in her luxurious car.

Reportedly, The ED recorded Aishwarya Rai’s statement in the case over allegations of stashing wealth abroad under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. Earlier, the actress had submitted records on the foreign payments under investigation. Aishwarya’s mother and other family members are also likely to be questioned in the same case for their involvement with the entity.

Meanwhile, the Bachchan family have been questioned for their involvement in separate entities registered in tax havens as early as 2004-05.  Rai was one of several prominent personalities named in the 2016 Panama Papers expose. The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that were published beginning on April 3, 2016.

On the work front, Aishwarya will next feature in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan.’

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