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Amitabh Bachchan and his now daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are among celebrities whose names appeared on Panama Papers. The latest reports suggest that the two recently submitted documents of their financial dealings with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the issue.

According to a source, “The replies have been received. They could be soon summoned as part of the probe.”

The documents have been submitted through their representative while the ED had asked that it is better if the actors appear and face the investigation themselves rather than sending their representatives.

According to an official report, “In a phase-wise manner, concerned individuals and entities are being summoned and statements have been recorded. In the next phase, another set of names would be summoned. It could include film stars as well, whose names and addresses were found to be part of the leaked data of 2,10,000 offshore companies incorporated by Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.”

The income tax department has launched 33 prosecutions so far that are linked to the names revealed in the Panama Papers. Bachchan and family have earlier responded to notices issued to them in connection to the issue in the past while Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn too have been on the receiving end of such notices.

— Originally published in The News 

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