Recently International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a new investigative report based on data leaks from Bermuda and Singapore based firms. The report public the identity of more than 700 Indian who is involved in secret offshore dealings which include names of several politicians, including existing union ministers in the Indian government, corporate, and Bollywood stars.
Interestingly Amitabh Bachchan was also named in Panama paper leaks. But no action has been taken so far by the Indian government.
The Indian Express is responsible for reporting the findings in India, while ICIJ publishing it globally.
Coaching giant FIITJEE too named in the leak. Indian Express published the name several big firms these “include firms in the Sun-TV-Aircel-Maxis case; Essar-Loop 2G case; SNC-Lavalin in which Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was named, then cleared; the Rajasthan ambulance scam which has recently been routed to the CBI and which names a company called Ziquista Healthcare (Sachin Pilot and Karti Chidambaram were early Honorary/Independent Directors of the firm respectively)”.
The report has sensationalized the political atmosphere at the time when all political parties are engaged in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh poll.
The report came right before the anniversary date of one year of the demonitisation.
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