The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday summoned seven businessmen, including a foreigner, for quizzing as their names appeared in the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers leaks.
The ACC is enquiring them for amassing wealth beyond known source of income, and laundering money. Earlier, ACC quizzed at least 10 persons as their names appeared in those leaked documents.
Yesterday, ACC in two separate letters requested the businessmen to appear on July 16 and July 17, said ACC’s Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
In an emergency meeting with ACC directors general and secretary, and director of the detective unit on June 20, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood directed officials to come up with reports by June 30 of the ongoing investigations into persons whose names appeared in the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers leaks.
The first leak of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, known infamously as the Panama Papers, was published in 2013 and