To ALL: Please read this:
The Germans offered the names to any country that asked for it. Curiously, India, with a history of black money stashed abroad, has shown no interest in the list; it still has not made a request for details.On February 14, Deutsche Post CEO Klaus Zumwinkel was arrested in Berlin for Tax Evasion. His name was on a DVD that BND, Germany's intelligence agency,bought from a former bank employee of the LTG Group, run by Liechtenstein' s ruling dynasty.The disc had the names of 1,400 account holders of the LTG Group's Treuhand subsidiary. BND bought the list, dating from 2002, for Euros 4.2 million. Sixhundred of the names lived in Germany, with a possible tax evasion of around Euros 5 billion; Berlin launched 125 tax investigations.On February 25, German finance ministry spokesman Thorsten Albig announced that the names and details of the other 800 account holders would be given to their respective countries, at no extra cost.
All the countries had to do was ask for them. Finland, Norway and Sweden promptly asked. The USA, Australia, France, UK, Ireland, Italy, Canada, New Zealand
and Spain subsequently put in requests. The Americans are now investigating 100 potential tax evaders on that list. Independently, the British stumbled onto information on 400 Italians with accounts at aLiechtenstein bank, and leaked it to the media.India, however, which has long tried to uncover details of bank accounts in Switzerland and St Kitts, has not made a request. It should be made by the financeministry through the ministry of external affairs, for it is something that concerns the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Directorate of Enforcement and the Central Bureau of Investigation.Though the government is aware of the developments in Germany, till date, no request has gone, informed sources told this website's newspaper. Incidentally, Liechtenstein' s Prince Hans-Adams II, the owner of the LTG group, has visited India, to a warm welcome by our political class.