India to probe Panama papers but won’t follow Pakistan


— Jaitley says India does not have a system like neighbouring country where you are removed first, then have a trial



Answering questions over the fate of Panama papers on Thursday, the Indian government said that every account named in the leak is being probed.

The Indian government made it clear that unlike Pakistan, where Nawaz Sharif was removed as prime minister, nobody would be punished without a proper process. Referring to the Panama papers leak, he said that every Indian account in the papers is being investigated.

“We have a rule of law. We do not have system like the neighbouring country where you are removed first and then get a proper trial,” Jaitley said. In the wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, questions were raised in India regarding the status of probe in the same issue.

While replying to questions related to the matter, Jaitley said that tax authorities are conducting investigations and prosecutions are being launched in cases where documents have been received.

Jaitley said that names are confidential as long as the matter is under investigation but the confidentiality clause ceases to exist once it reaches court.

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