Saif Ali Khan was questioned by officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a car that he had imported way back in 2004. The ED is probing the possibility of a hawala transaction having been made for the payment of the said car.
The case goes back to 2004 when the actor had allegedly purchased a Toyota Land Cruiser from Dubai. The car was however, imported to India under the transfer of residence rules by a Kerala resident named Kolangara Mohammad. Soon after the transaction, the special investigation and intelligence brand of the Customs department initiated an inquiry into the import as they felt that Mr. Mohammad couldn’t have afforded to pay for such a big transaction as he was just an ordinary labourer. Further inquiries revealed that large sums of money had been withdrawn from an account in Mumbai which allegedly belonged to Saif Ali Khan.
Saif was questioned for nearly 3 hours last Saturday over details of the payment made to acquire the car post which he was allowed to leave.