ED questions Preity Zinta for over 10 hours in connection with her IPL investments

Updated: Mar 05, 2013, 23:49 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned Bollywood actress Preity Zinta in connection with her investments in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab.

The officials questioned Preity, co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, in connection with the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the second season of the Indian Premier League. Preity was questioned for over six hours during which she was asked to explain her source of funds.

Kings XI Punjab is owned by a group of members which include industrialists Mohit Burman, Karan Paul, Ness Wadia, and actress Preity Zinta, among others.

"She complied with the summons issued to her by us", said an ED official.

Preity (38) appeared before the ED authorities at 10am and her statement was recorded for over ten hours, he said without elaborating.

Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar, cricketer Ravi Shastri, who were on the IPL governing council, besides actor and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, had earlier been questioned in connection with alleged irregularities in conduct of IPL-2 held in South Africa.

The ED is trying to ascertain the source of money and investigating if there was any money laundering by any of the franchises during the second edition of IPL which was shifted from India.

With PTI inputs