Sachin Tendulkar named in Pandora Papers Leak allegedly exposing offshore dealings

After the Panama Papers, now the Pandora Papers report has claimed to hide assets abroad including illegal investments of many famous personalities, politicians, industrialists etc. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is also named in this report that came out on October 3.

Sachin Tendulkar’s name in Pandora Papers Leak

According to the Indian Express report, the names of some other members of his family including cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar are also in the Pandopa Papers. According to the report, Sachin and his family members were ‘beneficiary owners’ in a company in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

According to the report, among the family members of Sachin, wife Anjali Tendulkar and father-in-law Anand Mehta were named as BOs and directors in BVI’s company Saas International Limited.

Later this company was liquidated in 2016. According to the report, this was done about three months after the disclosure of the Panama Papers case.

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At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar’s lawyer has claimed that the investment of the former cricketer is legal. Tendulkar’s counsel submitted that the investment of the former cricketer is legitimate and has been declared before the tax authorities.

What is the Pandora Papers Leak Case

The report on the Pandora Papers leak has been released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). More than 600 journalists from 117 countries around the world have uncovered financial irregularities after examining nearly 12 million documents.

Through the Pandora Papers, it has been mainly revealed how rich and powerful people of the world are hiding their wealth. For this, hundreds of journalists scrutinized the documents for months. In this report, names of 300 people from India and more than 700 people from Pakistan are named.

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