The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to file six reports of multi-agency group set up to probe Panama paper leak case. The Centre has been asked to place in a sealed cover all the six reports within four weeks. A total of 424 people have reportedly been investigated so far.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, it would consider the plea filed by an advocate for a probe by Special Investigation Team into the issue only after going through the report of the multi agency team.
The multi-agency probe team was set up in April last year to probe the panama paper leak case.
The bench led by Justice Dipak Misra had issued notices on May 9 last year to Centre and the CBI on the plea seeking an apex court-monitored probe against the Indian offshore account account holders and stock market regulators.
The petition sought direction to the CBI to lodge FIRs and conduct investigation for alleged offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
It has alleged that Panama Papers includes the names of nearly 500 Indians, including celebrities and industrialists, who have allegedly parked funds in offshore accounts in transactions brokered by the law firm.