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Panama Papers: Amitabh Bachchan asked to answer fresh questions by IT dept

PTI 25 Apr 2016, 20:49:45 IST

New Delhi: Income Tax department has sent a fresh set of queries to megastar Amitabh Bachchan after his recent denial of having any connection with the offshore companies mentioned in the 'Panama Papers'.

Sources said the department has sent a new set of questions to Bachchan seeking further details of his financial transactions as mentioned in the reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and relying on some "old information about the assessee" lying with the

They said, the actor, in his recent reply to the IT department, had categorically "denied" having any connection with or stake in the four alleged offshore firms as claimed in the leaked documents of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca.

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The actor has been asked to reply to the new questionnaire within a week's time, they said. Earlier, Bachchan had made a public statement saying his name had probably been misused.