''Indian-sounding names in Swiss Bank''s secret accounts''

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New Delhi, 18 (PTI) A television channel today claimedthat some Indian-sounding names figure in the Swiss Banksecret accounts data which were handed over to Wikileaksfounder Julian Assange by a former Swiss banker.

The channel, Headlines Today, showed a listpurportedly containing names of the secret account holders inJulius Baer Bank and Trust Ltd, a Swiss Bank. The list washanded over by one of its former employees Rudolf Elmer toAssange.

The channel showed the list purportedly containingIndian- sounding names but made it clear that it could notindependently verify the genuineness of the identity of theaccount holders or whether they are Indians or not.

Two entities had purportedly parked about USD 95million (about Rs 432 crore).

Elmer told the channel, "I think that owner of JuliusBaer is very much in the business of India. They actuallyhired investment managers sitting in India for getting moneyout of India." PTI KKS CS VSC

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