Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Panama Papers leak has turned into the world's biggest data leak dragging names of politicians, entertainers, sports persons and others from across the world. Names of around 500 Indians also figure in the papers who have allegedly dealt with Mossack Fonesca, the Panama-based law firm in opening an offshore company and stashing away wealth.
Names of Indians that are alleged to have appeared in the leaks are as follows:
Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Bachchan, DLF owner KP Singh, owner of Mehrasons Jewellers Ashwani Kumar Mehra and his family members, industrialists Gautam and Karan Thapar, businessmen Satish Govind Samtani, Vishlav Bahadur, Harish Mohnani, Ashok Malhotra, Ranjeev Dahuja and Kapil Sain Goel of Bealls International Corporation and agriculture equipments seller Vivek Jain.
A retired MP government official Prabhash Sankhla, Chairman Apollo Group Onkar Kanwar, Goa-based mining baron Anil Salgaonkar, Zavari Poona walla, Cyrus Poonawalla's brother. Harish Salve and former Attorney Generals's son Jahangir Soli Sorabjee also appear in the list.
Shishir Bajoria and Anurag Kejriwal are the politicians whose names have allegedly come up in the list. Among the alleged defaulters is late Iqbal Mirchi, a Mumbai-based gangster who died in the UK in 2013.