Famous Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata and other well-known personalities like Union minister Jayant Sinha and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia are among Indians named in a fresh set of data leaks showing alleged offshore dealings of the world’s rich and famous.
Titled as Paradise Papers, the findings have been released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the Panama Papers made public in 2016.
The long list of international leaders and celebrities on the list includes Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, singers Bono and Madonna and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
As per the reports of a popular leading daily, India ranks 19th out of the 180 countries covered under the leaked data in terms of the number of names involved. Further, according to the report, 714 Indians find mention in the papers.
Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s name has also appeared in the leaked data.