The troubles of the Bachchan family have increased in the world's famous Panama Papers case. Abhishek Bachchan's wife and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was about to appear before the ED at Delhi's Loknayak Bhawan, but according to sources, Aishwarya Rai was to be produced in Delhi's Loknayak Bhawan. But She has refused to appear before the ED today. ED has given this information. However, now a new summon will be issued to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan soon by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
According to sources, the ED officials have already prepared the list of questions. About 500 people from India were involved in the Panama Papers case. These leaders, actors, sportsmen, businessmen are the names of prominent people of every class. These people are accused of tax evasion. The tax authorities are engaged in the investigation regarding this. The Panama Papers leak case is preparing to take a very interesting turn.
According to the government, the names of 930 establishments related to India have come to the fore in the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks, out of which about 500 people from India have been involved in the Panama Papers case. These people are accused of tax evasion. According to the government, an undisclosed loan of Rs 20,353 crore has been unearthed in the Panama and Paradise Papers leak case. At the same time, about Rs 153.88 crore tax is being collected in the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks.
According to the report, there are about 426 Indians on the radar of the multi-agency group. This group has been made by the central government. Since the leak of the year 2016, this multi-agency group has unearthed black money of about Rs 1000 crore. Earlier on Tuesday, the government had said that there is no formal assessment of the amount of black money in foreign accounts during the last five years. However, in respect of disclosure of undisclosed income during 2015, Rs 2,476 crore has been deposited as tax and penalty during the grace period given for three months.
Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Choudhary had said that 648 disclosures related to undisclosed foreign assets worth Rs 4,164 crore were made under the three-month compliance regime that ended on September 30, 2015. Under the law, the government had given three months from July 1, 2015, to give the units a chance to come clean about the undisclosed income. He had said that in such cases about Rs 2,476 crore was collected as tax and penalty. BJP's Sukhram Singh Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Vishwambhar Prasad Nishad had asked that what is the year-wise and country-wise details of black money brought back to India from abroad from the year 2014 to November 30, 2021?
Aishwarya was earlier made the director of a company. Later he was declared a shareholder of the company. The name of the company was Amik Partners Private Limited. Its headquarter was in the Virgin Islands. Apart from Aishwarya, father K. Rai, mother Vrinda Rai, and brother Aditya Rai were also his partners in the company. This company was formed in 2005. After three years, that is, in 2008, the company was closed. Many big faces have been questioned in connection with the investigation of the Panama Papers case. Many big personalities of the country have joined the investigation. Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan also reached the ED office a month ago, where he was questioned. According to sources, a notice can also be sent to Amitabh Bachchan by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for investigation in the case.
The Panama Papers case has been under investigation for a long time. ED officials have included many big personalities of the country in the investigation. In this episode, a month ago, Abhishek Bachchan also reached the ED office. They have also handed over some documents to the ED officials. If ED sources are to be believed, soon his father Amitabh Bachchan is also going to be called by giving ED notice in this case.
In 2016, 11.5 crore tax documents of a Panama-based law firm were leaked in the UK. In this, the names of big leaders, businessmen, and big personalities from all over the world were revealed. Talking about India, the names of about 500 people were revealed. It also includes the name of the Bachchan family. According to a report, Amitabh Bachchan was made a director of 4 companies. Of these, three were in the Bahamas, while one was in the Virgin Islands. These were created in 1993. The capital of these companies was between 5 thousand to 50 thousand dollars, but these companies were doing business of those ships, which were worth crores.
A few years ago, 11.5 crore tax documents of a Panama law firm were leaked in the UK. It told how Vladimir Putin, Nawaz Sharif, Xi Jinping, and footballer Messi deposited their huge wealth in tax haven countries. Leaked tax documents revealed how 140 politicians and hundreds of celebrities from around the world had invested money in tax haven countries. These people created shadow companies, trusts, and corporations and through them saved tax. The leaked list specifically talks about investments in Panama, the British Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas. The people who came under the circle of questions asked theseInvested in countries because tax rules are very easy here and the identity of the client is not disclosed. There are more than 3.50 lakh such secret international business companies in Panama.
The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung obtained these documents through one of its sources. This data is 2.6 Terabyte in size. This is many times more than the data released by WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and CIA X agent Edward Snowden.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) did research on 15 million tax documents received by the German Daily. These documents were from 1975 to 2015. The consortium had 370 journalists from more than 100 media houses around the world. There were also some Indian journalists among them.
This list includes 12 current or ex-world leaders. These included 140 leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, Chinese President Xi Jinping. The name of former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto also came up. Please tell that Bhutto has died in a terrorist attack. The names of the President of Ukraine and the King of Saudi Arabia were also on this list. Hollywood star Jackie Chan was also a part of this list. The big-name from the sports field was Leonol Messi Shamil, he is an Argentine footballer.
Let us tell you that many Indians were involved in this case and big personalities were involved which also remained the subject of much discussion. According to the Indian Express, 500 Indians, companies, and trusts were named in this list. Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also came under the scanner. The names of DLF promoter KP Singh, Indiabulls' Sameer Gehlot, Gautam Adani's elder brother Vinod Adani and underworld don Iqbal Mirchi were on the list.