The Income tax department of India is more aggressively investigating the truth behind the names that emerged in the Panama Papers Case. Interestingly, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is on the radar as the department has sent an officer to the British Virgin Islands to access information.
In an exclusive conversation with The Times Of India, the official said: “There is no let-up in investigations. We are aggressively seeking information from other countries. Mr. Bachchan has said he does not own any of the firms named in the documents. So we just can’t launch a probe. We have to seek information.”
India has been facing criticism from the whole world as the tax authorities here are not coming up with the promising data regarding Panama Papers scandal. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from his position by the country’s top court in connection with the Panama case.
The official further added: “We have sent a senior CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) officer to the British Virgin Islands to gather information and we are also seeking information from various other countries and then we will have to analyze and see if there are any violations.”