NEW DELHI: The veil of secrecy on the list of Indians who have stashed black money in foreign banks has finally been lifted.
Two investigations, one by Tehelka and the other by news channel Headlines Today, have revealed the names of 15 Indians, who have stashed their black money in the LGT bank of Liechtenstein, a well-known tax haven nation, 190 km from Munich, Germany.
While Tehelka has only listed the names of the 15 Indians, Headlines Today investigations exposes the identity of the fifteen.
According to the channel, the list exposes the Kochi IPL co-owners, the Mehta brothers.
The list revealed by the two investigations includes…
1. Manoj Dhupelia
2. Rupal Dhupelia
3. Mohan Dhupelia
4. Hasmukh Gandhi
5. Chintan Gandhi
6. Dilip Mehta
7. Arun Mehta
8. Arun Kochar
9. Gunwanti Mehta
10. Rajnikant Mehta
11. Prabodh Mehta
12. Ashok Jaipuria
13. Raj Foundation
14. Urvashi Foundation
15. Ambrunova Trust
Headlines Today claims the co-owners of Kochi IPL are on the list and the government agencies are investigating the details and the source of their black money.
Tehelka, meanwhile, has claimed that it has not made public the details of the fifteen as it has approached each of them and is yet to get their response.
Germany had officially handed over this list to the Indian Government on March 18, 2009. This means it is almost two years since the Indian Government had information about the names and bank account details of these eighteen Indians.
The black money list has been a subject of suspense and political debate with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee stating that this list cannot be disclosed to the Indian people and the opposition parties demanding that the government divulge all the details.
Read more: Black money list revealed, Kochi IPL owners exposed – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Black-money-list-revealed-Kochi-IPL-owners-exposed/articleshow/7427641.cms#ixzz1D3B94Y8h