Actor Shahrukh Khan was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding alleged irregularities in the sale of Knight Riders Sports Private Limited (KRSPL) shares.
The actor, as the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL cricket team, was involved in a deal in 2008-09, relating to the sale of shares to the Mauritius-based Sea Island Investments. Juhi Chawla’s husband, Jay Mehta, heads the company and he along with his wife are also co-owners of Shahrukh Khan’s company. The allegations against Khan are of drastically undervaluing shares for the deal.
Shahrukh Khan was allegedly grilled for three hours. Of course, Twitter immediately took to reacting about this incident.
A lot of tweets directly attacked ED’s questioning:
Shah Rukh questioned by ED on Diwali. Is it for Forex violation or for speaking from his heart? Is ED the new Revenge Settlement Authority?— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 11, 2015
Shah Rukh Khan questioned by ED over alleged forex violation in KKR share sale ; he is being targeted for speaking against govt.— Krishna B Agrawal (@Krishrohan) November 11, 2015
Some people, on the other hand, were equating Khan’s recent anti-intolerance statements as a cover up for his alleged undervaluing of shares
Shahrukh Khan Undervaluation kr rhe te.. ;) 100 CR ka ghapla.. :p tabhi sab Intolerance dikh rha ta unhe.. Ek toh Chori upar se seena zori.— Tolerant Mandhyan (@tusharmandhyan) November 11, 2015
ED grilled SRK for 3 hours. Now V know what he meant by 'increasing intolerance'. Meaning intolerance to shady deals n corruption increasing— Shachi kant Sharma (@KantShachi) November 11, 2015