- The names of these five “Indian nationals” have been made public in Switzerland’s Federal Gazette with regard to details sought about them by the Indian authorities.
- Making public these names, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has asked them to file an appeal within 30 days before the Federal Administrative Court if they do not want their details to be shared with the Indian authorities under their ‘mutual assistance’ treaty on tax matters.
- Industrialist Yash Birla
- Gurjit Singh Kochar, son-in-law of late realty baron Ponty Chadha
- Delhi-based businesswoman Ritika Sharma.
- Sneh Lata Sawhney
- Sangita Sawhney
Efforts by Indian Side
- The Indian government has been pushing the Swiss authorities for a long time to share information on the suspected tax evaders, while Switzerland has shared some details in cases where India has been able to provide some independent evidence of suspected tax evasion by Indian clients of Swiss banks.