Indian women features in Swiss account holders list

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Berne: A list published by Switzerland featured the names of two Indian women among the names of scores of foreign nationals holding Swiss bank accounts for being under the scanner in their respective countries.

Making public these names, the Swiss federal tax administration (FTA) has 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.

However, no further details other than their dates of birth were made public for the two Indian nationals, Sneh Lata Sawhney and Sangita Sawhney.

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Similar is the case for other foreign nationals including the British, Spanish and Russians. However, 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.