Pandora Papers: Anil Ambani, Putin, Tendulkar, financial dealings of global elite exposed
Tendulkar's attorney has claimed that the former cricketer's investment is legitimateAuthor : Priyanka Vinayak
Legendary cricketer and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is among the celebrities named in the 'Pandora Papers' leak which claims to have exposed the offshore dealings of world leaders, politicians, celebrities, and billionaires. The financial secrets of celebrities and well-known personalities including current and former world leaders have been reportedly uncovered by millions of leaked documents dubbed as the Pandora Papers.
Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which involved the BBC and The
Guardian newspaper in the UK and ‘The Indian Express’ in India among 150
media outlets in its investigation, claims it obtained the trove of more than
11.9 million confidential files to find secret financial dealings of many super
Tendulkar's attorney claimed the cricketer's investment is lawful and has been reported to tax authorities.
The King of Jordan, the Presidents of Ukraine, Kenya, and Ecuador, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair are all named in the Pandora Papers.
According to the report, over 300 Indians have been exposed as a result of the leaked papers, including individuals suspected of economic crimes, former members of Parliament, and those under investigation by law enforcement authorities.
The files also indicate that when former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife acquired a London office, they saved £312,000 in stamp duty.
While the transaction was not unlawful and did not directly connect the Blairs, the agreement did expose a gap that allowed rich property owners to avoid paying taxes, according to the Guardian.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly linked to undisclosed assets in Monaco, according to the leak.
While Putin is not mentioned directly in the documents, several of his close friends are, including a childhood buddy and a former sweetheart.