Kochi: The Kerala High Court Tuesday directed South Indian film actress Amala Paul to appear before the crime branch wing of state police in a case of alleged tax evasion by registering her luxury vehicle in Puducherry.

Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan, while considering the anticipatory bail plea filed by the actress,  has directed Paul to appear before the probe team on January 15.

The Kerala crime branch police said, Paul  had availed of vehicle loans from Kerala and got her vehicle registered in Puducherry. She allegedly forged documents to show she was a resident of the union territory and registered the vehicle there to evade motor tax of her luxury vehicle.