The issue of Paradise Papers made headlines in the country. The data exposed the dealings of ‘the world’s most powerful people and companies’ in offshore tax havens.
The Paradise Papers say that there are 714 Indians who skirted taxes. Several usual names surfaced in this connection in India including Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata Dutt, Union Minister Jayant Sinha, businessman Vijay Mallya, corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, Rajya Sabha member R.K. Sinha and others.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) said that it explored 13.4 million leaked files from the offshore law firms.