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Shah Rukh Khan in trouble? Actor quizzed over alleged IPL financial irregularities

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate for three hours, over alleged financial irregularities related to IPL.

Shah Rukh Khan was investigated for violating foreign currency regulations. After being quizzed for three hours straight, the Dilwale star was released.

According to details released by Indian media , the Enforcement Directorate probed Shah Rukh in relation to alleged financial irregularities pertaining to IPL. Shah Rukh Khan owns the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and takes active interest in the cricket league.

During the course of investigation, Shah Rukh Khan dismissed all allegations against himself and stated categorically that he had not violated any law or committed any irregularities.

It should be borne in mind that Shah Rukh Khan has been questioned by authorities in connection with IPL and financial irregularities twice before as well.  He had similarly faced the ED in 2011 over charges of committing foreign exchange violations of over Rs 100 crore.

Officials stated that Shah Rukh Khan was cooperative and that he had also supplied them with some documents related to the transfer of shares.

Shah Rukh Khan had a couple of days earlier issued a statement in which he stated that there was intolerance and extremism in India. Following his statements, BJP leaders criticised the actor and called him a ‘Pakistani agent’. A rightist Indian politician also called for inspecting Shah Rukh Khan’s offshore accounts.

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