Enforcement Directorate recording the statement of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan days after he said India was increasingly becoming intolerant country, has been criticised by the Congress.
The party’s spokesperson, Meem Afzal, called the step ‘extremely shameful.’
Talking to a TV channel, Afzal said, “It’s hard to believe that the ED has suddenly become to efficient that on the day of chhoti diwali, it records three-hour long statement of Shah Rukh Khan. This is nothing but to take revenge against what he said on religious intolerance. This is extremely shameful act.”
The ED had recently recorded three-hour long statement of the Bollywood superstar in relation to alleged foreign exchange violations case and financial irregularities in T-20 cricket tournament IPL.
Khan is being probed on a specific charge of irregularities in the sale of shares of Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL), a franchise owned by his company Red Chillies Entertainment, to a Mauritius-based company.
Quoting sources, the PTI reported that the agency, after this questioning, is expected to issue a final show-cause notice by December or early next year under FEMA in the probe involving Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and related entities.
The case, dating back to 2008-09, pertains to the share sale of KRSPL, co-owned by Khan and his co-actor and friend Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta, to a Mauritius-based company owned by Mr Mehta.