An international body of investigative journalists has released some such reports. According to which many well-known personalities of the world have invested abroad. But have not given their complete information to government agencies. The institution's reports, released on October 3, included names of hundreds of bigwigs including PNB scam accused Nirav Modi's sister Purvi Modi. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, pop singer Shakira and politician Tony Blair.
Reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) are being nicknamed the 'Pandora Papers'. Because of the alleged plagiarism abroad of corrupt people apart from the elite of society. It has been told in the reports that in what ways these people have hidden properties worth millions of crores abroad.
It is worth noting that about 600 journalists from more than 150 media outlets from 117 countries associated with the organization have collected 1.19 crore records. The 'Panama Papers' were leaked by the same organization five years ago. They narrated how prominent personalities of the society had allegedly amassed properties abroad, away from the eyes of government agencies.
According to the reports of ICIJ, a Washington-based organization of reporters and media organizations from around the world. They have files of about 35 current and former heads of state, more than 330 politicians. Government officials from 91 countries including India. According to news agency PTI, 'Those who have taken assets abroad outside the knowledge of the government include cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar. Pop singer Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
However, according to the news agency, Tendulkar's lawyer has said that the former cricketer's investment is legally valid and tax authorities are aware of it. Shakira's lawyer has said that the pop singer is not taking tax advantage of her companies and she has given necessary information related to them to the government.
The names of five Indian politicians have appeared in the Pandora Papers, but their names have not been made public. However, the veterans whose names have been revealed include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Besides Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the aide of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the international news agency AP, they have allegedly created companies and trusts abroad to hide assets and save tax.