The Enforcement Directorate (ED) asked around 50 questions to actor Shah Rukh Khan in connection with the ongoing investigations into financial dealings during Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 2.
Khan, who had arrived at the Nariman Point office of the agency in the afternoon, was present in the office for around six hours. Khan is one of the owners of the IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The ED, along with the income tax department, is investigating investments into IPL teams by various franchises and shareholders, and awarding of contracts pertaining to various rights of IPL Season 2.
The ED is working on the information that some franchises got part of the investment by routing funds from tax-haven countries.
Sources in the ED said Khan was initially explained the purpose of questioning and given a brief background of the case.
Subsequently, he was asked questions regarding investments in KKR, share-holding pattern, buying of players, money spent on advertisements for promotion of the team and profit and loss.
He was also questioned on KKR receiving investment from abroad through one of the partners.
ED officials said Khan was asked to submit some documents within the next two weeks. “He was not asked to bring the documents personally, he can get it sent through someone,” said an official, requesting anonymity.
Sources said Khan was called on a weekend (Saturday) to avoid media and public attention.