Amitabh's claim refuted in further investigation in Panama Case
New Delhi: Superstar star Amitabh Bachchan may have denied all links in Panama case but his phone records revealed that he took part in board meetings of two companies through by tele-conferencing.
Bachchan, who was stated to be as the director of four offshore companies in recent investigation reports, has been found taking part in the board meetings of two of these companies through telephonic conversation.
What did records reveal:
- According to a leading newspaper The Indian Express, who took part in the joint investigation process of Mossack Fonesca firm, the records of Panamanian law firm showed that Amithabh Bachchan served as director of four offshore shipping companies between 1993 and 1997.
- The new records obtained and investigated recently showed Bachchan as director of two of the previously mentioned firm, who also took part in the board meetings by telephonic conversation.
- The Indian Express had reported earlier that Mossack Fonesca records showed Bachchan was appointed director and managing director of Sea Bulk Shipping Company ltd, Lady Shipping, Treasure Shipping Ltd. and Tramp Shipping Ltd in 1993.
- The Mossack Fonesca records also mention the superstar's name in the list of office bearers on the Certificate of Incumbency issued by both companies.
- Bachchan was also listed under the member name of these companies.
What did Bachchan say:
- A day after the initial report was issued Amitabh Bachchan issued a statement that he did not know any of the mentioned companies and had not been director of any of them. He said, it may be possible that his name has been misused.
- In response to the queries sent to him soon after the the new reports were released, Bachchan's publicist emailed a statement: "On the Panama disclosures, I wish to state that queries continue to br sent to me by the media. I would humbly request them to kindly direct these to Government of India, where I, as a law abiding citizen have already sent and shall continue to send my responses. I stand by my earlier statement on the 'misuse of my name' in the matter."