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An investigation of the list by The Indian Express has shown that the Bahamas Leaks has 475 India-related files linked to corporate personalities across sectors such as mines and metals, electronics, real estate, media and entertainment.
Records, accessed by The Indian Express, show that the UN deducted $50.45 million towards equipment meant to be carried but was not held by the units according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Indian Government.
Besides the state police heads including DGP K Rajendra Kumar and the top brass of the BSF and CRPF, chief secretary Brij Raj Sharma and financial commissioner Bharat Vyas were present at the meeting.
The transfer of land was one of the main items on the agenda during the formation of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state.
Police and CRPF personnel are carrying both pellet guns and the PAVA shells for crowd-dispersal operations, with clear instructions that the latter should be used as first option.
For most part of the day, Srinagar’s markets and malls were shut, and the roads deserted.
The data, some of which had to be restored from deleted files, shows that Singh and his family members had been frequently upgraded during international air travel, mostly on Emirates Airlines.
Rs 143 crore came over 3 years, NGO says got Rs 85 crore.
Manohar Parrikar said that fresh “guidelines” for blacklisting defence firms were in a brief policy document which was not even 10 pages long and had been sent by the MoD to the Ministry of Law for clearance.
He said he had already asked the Navy to submit an interim inquiry report on the matter which they should within the next 24-48 hours.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been informed about this action and till date four status reports have been submitted to it by the Multi-Agency Group.
Officials said that following his failed attempt to travel abroad, Bhandari has started to appear for questioning, but continues to be evasive.
Panama Papers is an investigation by ICIJ, involving more than 100 media organisations including The Indian Express, into leaked data of offshore entities set up for clients by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Details of undisclosed taxes and income could only be revealed in cases in which probe had concluded, said CBDT officials.
The latter relates to emails “leaked” by a whistleblower that show an alleged “nexus” between the company and politicians, bureaucrats and journalists.
It appears that Khan had at some stage taken photographs of the parallel telephone exchange, and decided to use it against his former employees with the help of Suren Uppal.
A 2002 company notebook (with Essar logo on each page) has been used, for instance, to list precise call timings against every date and the targeted telephone number.
The Indian Express has with it copies of some of Khan’s alleged logbooks, transcripts of several of the intercepted conversations as well as purported emails exchanged between Albasit Khan, his son Umair Khan and Suren Uppal.
The notice detailed the alleged modus operandi: the target numbers to be tapped were encrypted onto pre-paid SIMs via Essar servers.
During 2001-06, Essar tapped ministers, industrialists, bureaucrats, says SC lawyer; Essar calls it baseless charge
In this email, one of several accessed by Sorensen while writing the book, David Headley justifies the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.
The author of The Mind Of A Terrorist tells The Indian Express how he assessed the way 26/11 scout David Headley saw himself.
The book does not reveal the identities of the recipients of the emails but reveals that 55 days after the Mumbai attacks, Headley was sent to Copenhagen to conduct reconnaissance for the strike.
According to information with the Department, the property was bought in 2009 from a company called Vertex FZE which is registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Internal finance unit has alleged widespread ‘financial irregularity’ in scheme with Rs 20-crore annual bill.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), after meeting these individuals, has sent communications seeking account details to the banks concerned in Switzerland and Singapore.
Time for introspection past, now it is time for action: Kerala MP Tharoor
The Bhilwara group is a leading yarn and textile manufacturer and exporter. It has also diversified into areas of power generation and infotechnology.
The searches, officials said, began at three places around noon Tuesday and were on until late in the night.
India had sent its representative, a director-level officer of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for the Paris meeting held on April 13, which was attended by tax officials from 25 countries exclusively on the impact of the Panama Papers.
Officials said that the communications have already been dispatched to around 50 people in different cities and that these are in two parts. One query asks for confirmation of identity, second seeks details on firm, capital and permissions.
Mossack Fonseca was mentioned as the incorporator in the I-T background note as the Department sought permission of Central Board of Direct Taxes bosses to tap the phones of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in 2008.
The assets of FCCF are listed as the balance in a bank account and 100% of the shares of an offshore Panamanian Corporation bought in 2007 named Opler Company Consulting Corp with a bank account in the Wintherbotham Merchant Bank of Bahamas.
Records show Mossack Fonseca asked questions, sought clarifications on Madhu Koneru but finally gave him an all-clear.
An investigation of these papers shows the existence of one offshore entity owned by Radia, an International Business Company (IBC) registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) by Mossack Fonseka in 1994 named Crownmart International Group Limited.
At least 24 offshore companies linked to diamond major Rosy Blue in Mossack Fonseca files; Gembel family also in list.