The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Alleged Foreign Exchange Violations. She appeared before ED officials in New Delhi. The agency recorded the actor’s statement on allegations of stashing wealth abroad. The Enforcement Directorate started investigating alleged forex violations in 2017.
Rai was summoned to appear before the Investigating Officer in Delhi on Monday. Sources said she is being questioned over FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) allegations and not money laundering. Rai was one of several prominent personalities named in The Indian Express-ICIJ 2016 Panama Papers expose. The summons from the ED is the first indication that agencies are actively pursuing the case against the Bachchans who, records indicate, floated an offshore entity, Amic Partners Limited, in the British Virgin Islands in 2005.