Actress Amala Paul has become the latest celebrity from Kerala to be listed among the infamous ‘VIP fraudsters’, who have been evading road tax worth several lakhs of rupees.
Amala’s luxurious Mercedes Benz S Class car, which is priced well over Rs 1 crore, has been found to be registered under a fake address in Puducherry, according to a Mathrubhumi News report, which claims that the actress has thus evaded tax to the tune of Rs 20 lakh.
An FIR has also been registered under the actress’ name. However, in a constant struggle to prove herself innocent, Amala once again talked about the tax evasion case in a video interview. In it, she said, “I have a property in Pondicherry and paid tax for my car so how it becomes tax evasion? You can call me smart and not fraud.”
She further added to SIFY, “I’m an actor, have properties in Chennai, Delhi and Pondicherry. This year alone, I paid more than one crore tax. I am a tax saver and not a cheater.”
Amala says that when industrialists and politicians names are featured in Panama Papers no one bothered but a regular tax payer like her is being targeted by the media.