Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Panama Papers: Aishwarya grilled for six hours; Jaya ‘curses’ BJP in Rajya Sabha

Panama Papers: Aishwarya grilled for six hours; Jaya ‘curses’ BJP in Rajya Sabha

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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was summoned by the Directorate of Execution (ED) on Monday in the case of the Panama Papers leak.The actress appeared before the agency at its New Delhi offices in the afternoon and was questioned for more than six hours, according to a report by PTI.

The 48-year-old actress, who is the daughter-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, was the second Bachchan family member to be toasted by the agency in a month.

A few weeks ago, Rai Bachchan’s husband Abhishek Bachchan was also questioned by the ED in another case emerging from the same set of documents related to the offshore financial leakage affair.

During questioning, he submitted details of his financial transactions. On Monday, the ED recorded Rai Bachchan’s statement under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).The actress left the agency’s office shortly after 7 p.m. on December 20. According to some reports, the former Miss World has submitted documents to investigators regarding the case.

Meanwhile, the Bollywood star’s mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan lashed out at the ruling BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in Rajya Sabha on Monday after a member made a personal comment against her.

Samajwadi Party MK Jaya Bachchan criticized the BJP and the president with a curse, saying their bad days will come.

Bachchan was participating in the debate on the NDPS (amendment) bill when she got angry at a remark made by a member.

“I expect you to take action on the comment he made about me and my career. You want to be fair. You’re sitting in the chair, you don’t belong to any party, sir, ”Bachchan said.

“How can they make any personal remarks to the House… Aap logon kay buraey din aayengay (Your bad days will come), I curse you,” she said.

Panama Papers, a 2016 investigation into the financial records of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) named several world leaders, companies and celebrities who are believed to have been hiding money. money abroad in offshore companies.

The leak exposed the financial details of more than 214,488 offshore entities and totaled 426 India-related cases.

The ED has been investigating the Bachchan-related case since 2016-17 and had previously sent notices to the family, asking them to explain their overseas remittances since 2004 under the liberalized remittance program (LRS ) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and regulated under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Certain documents were then submitted by the Bachchans to the agency.

According to PTI, Rai Bachchan has been declared by the ICIJ to have ties to an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) which was established in 2005.

It was not the first time that the actress was summoned to the affair by the ED. The agency summoned Rai Bachchan twice earlier. However, she requested time to appear in the emergency room and did not join the investigation at that time.