Paradise Papers

This cache of 13.4 million documents tumbled out 18 months after Panama Papers: both sets of data were obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and were investigated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) working in partnership with 96 news organisations. In India, The Indian Express, just as it did with the Panama Papers, investigated these records for over 10 months to come up with the India list. Here are the stories:

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Lucknow, Mumbai and Chennai: First prosecutions filed in Paradise Papers

After the release of the Paradise Papers, the Finance Ministry announced that details of offshore holdings of 714 Indians named would be investigated by the Multi Agency Group which was set up after publication of the Panama Papers in April 2016.

Paradise challenge

Message for corporates, government: Secrecy has a cost, tax laws need to be simpler.


Express-OCCRP report: Indians who have ties to tax havens are linked to prime real estate in Dubai

According to Indian laws, it is not illegal for Indians to own property in Dubai. As per the Foreign Exchange Management Act of 1999, resident and non-resident Indians are allowed to own immovable properties abroad.

Indians probed by govt agencies are linked to high-end real estate in Dubai

Of the 129,000 entries in the Dubai database from 181 countries, those of Indians form a sizeable chunk with 5,800 linked to properties in top sites such as the Palm Jumeirah, The World, Motor City, Emirates Living, Dubai Marina, Burj Dubai, Old Town Island.

Paradise Papers: I-T sleuths raid Jalandhar businessman’s properties

The raids, led by additional director of I-T in Ludhiana Ritesh Parmar, began Wednesday night and continued on Thursday. Around 15 teams of income tax department carried out the raids at different places in Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Paradise Papers: First set of Income Tax summons go out

Officials said the first set of summons with specific questions for each were sent in end-November.


Facebook can't regulate self, ensure data privacy: Ex-employee

A former Facebook employee believes that the social media giant should not be asked to regulate its own data privacy, as it would not be able to do so.

Paradise Papers: Kundra family trust silent on source of money invested in India via Bahamas-Mauritius

Ripu Sudan Kundra alias Raj Kundra and his parents used a layered offshore trust-company structure to channel EUR 2 million to pick up direct and indirect interests in two companies each in India and UK

Paradise Papers: Turkish man with Gaddafi past and India link

Appleby records show his links to a group of companies under the name “Tridevi” and incorporated almost simultaneously in 2009 in Mauritius and Seychelles to invest in India’s oil and gas sector.

Paradise Papers: Hyderabad businessman used $258-mn offshore loan for stake in India

Indian subsidiaries also invested in Jagati Publications Ltd, owned by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

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Paradise Papers index: Here are all the stories

Paradise Papers, a cache of 13.4 million documents investigated by The Indian Express, reveals how two firms Bermuda’s Appleby and Singapore’s Asiaciti Trust helped the global rich and powerful move their money abroad.

Paradise Papers: Here are the Indians on the list

Here are names of prominent Indians that figure in the #ParadisePapers investigation.