In a case of alleged tax evasion by registering luxury vehicles in Puducherry, Kerala High Court has directed South actress Amala Paul to appear before the crime branch of state police. The order was given by Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan, after considering the anticipatory bail plea filed by the actress.
Police authorities say that the actress, a resident of Kerala, had availed vehicle loans from the state, and bought her S class Benz worth Rs 1.12 Crore on August 4 last year from Puducherry. The vehicle was registered in Puducherry, for which Amala had paid only Rs 1.75 Lakh as tax, saving almost Rs 20 Lakh. Investigation revealed that the address submitted by her was occupied by an engineering student, who was unaware that a vehicle was registered under his name.