A Delhi-based newspaper on Monday revealed names of Indians holding black money accounts abroad.
The list includes names of businessmen, politicians and their families.
With total funds of $4.1 billion, Indians rank 16th on the new leaked HSBC list of Swiss bank account holders from over 200 countries, while people from Switzerland itself are on the top.
The list, made public by an international body of journalists ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), comprises over one lakh HSBC customers and their bank accounts with balances totalling over $100 billion.In terms of the number of account holders, India is at 18th place (1,668 account holders), while Switzerland is on the top again with 11,235 account holders. Others in the top-five include France, UK, Brazil and Italy.
About its findings, ICIJ said that the Swiss branch of HSBC “continued to offer services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and bribery”.
Here’s the list published by The Indian Express newspaper on Monday: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/top-100-hsbc-account-holders-with-indian-addresses/