May 5, 2022
DHAKA – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on (ICIJ) has revealed names of three more Bangladeshi nationals in Pandora Papers.
Pandora Papers is a publication by ICIJ in public interest that is based on leaked data on persons suspected to be involved in buying and selling properties, hiding assets away from tax and judicial authorities, making investments in off-shore companies or banking portfolios, among other means to seek financial secrecy havens.
The latest three Bangladeshis named are: S Hedayet Ullah, S Rumi Saifullah, and Shaheda Begum Shanti. Earlier, eight other Bangladeshis were named in Pandora Papers.
Among them, Hedayet Ullah and Rumi Saifullah are said to have invested in a Hong Kong-based firm Transglobal Consulting and one other, while Shaheda Begum Shanti reportedly has investments in Jas Limited, an off-shore company.
According to ICIJ investigation, Hedayet Ullah and Rumi Saifullah are residents of Dhaka’s Baridhara DOHS and Shaheda Begum Shanti resides in Shahjalal area of Sylhet.
Pandora Papers was first published on October 3 last year. The third batch of Pandora Papers released on Tuesday night (May 3, 2022) contains leaked documents of more than 9,000 offshore companies, trusts and foundations.
However, it cannot be ascertained whether anyone named in Pandora Papers has involvement in any illicit activity.