Switzerland named two Indians under probe in its official gazette

The two Indians named in the gazette are Sneh Lata Sawhney and Sangita Sawhney, and the gazette has provided their date of births only.

May 26, 2015 13:02 IST
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Swiss Federal Tax AdministrationSwitzerland in its official gazette that was released in the fourth week of May 2015 made public the names of two Indian women with Swiss bank accounts. These names were among the scores of foreign national names that were made public so that they can be probed in their respective countries.

The two Indians named in the gazette are Sneh Lata Sawhney and Sangita Sawhney. The country has provided only date of births of these two women.

Making public these names, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration asked the two Indians 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.

Similar in the case of nationals of other countries, including British, Spanish and Russians, the country has provided similar details. Besides, in case of American and Israeli citizens, their full names have been withheld and they have been identified by their initials and dates of birth.

The Swizz Federal Gazette has named at least 40 such final notices, while it is expected that more names will be published soon.

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