‘100 named in Panama Papers served with notices’

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Apr 27:

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Supreme Court to trace black money stashed abroad has served notices to about 100 persons named in the ‘Panama paper leaks’, informed SIT vice-chairman Justice Arijit Payasat.

Arijit Pasayat

“Inquiry is on to find out, those who have caused infraction of the law. We are serving notices on a stage by stage basis to persons whose names have figured in the Panama papers. We ask them to respond to specific queries on a stage by stage basis. We ask them if you have an account there then how do you explain it. Based on their explanation action as necessary will be taken. We had served notices to about 100 persons and we are already receiving responses. There were about four-five hundred names, we are serving notices to all in a stage by stage manner,” revealed Justice Pasayat at the end of a meeting of the SIT which was attended by officials of the state and central governments here today.

The meeting which was held at his residence was chaired by Justice Pasayat.

Justice Pasayat at the meeting emphasized on coordination between different departments, revealed Deepak Mohanty director Mines to reporters after the meeting.

“Justice Pasayat reiterated coordination between all departments at today’s meeting. He said information sharing between departments is a must,” said Mohanty.

Mohanty said his department was monitoring mines with the help of satellite images after DGPS survey.

The meeting among others was attended by officials of Enforcement Directorate, Crime Branch, Excise, Income Tax and Mines.

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