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IoM Disputes Non-Cooperation Claim In Indian Criminal Case

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
09 January, 2018

The Isle of Man Government has debunked a media report that it failed to respond to requests from Indian authorities in connection with a bribery and corruption investigation and prosecution.

The allegation was first published late last year by The Print, an Indian agency, which reported that the Isle of Man was one of eight jurisdictions that had not responded to requests byIndia's Enforcement Directorate in relation to its investigation into a criminal conspiracy.

The Isle of Man Government said: "...requests received from the Indian authorities were executed in full and all documentary evidence sought was provided via the Attorney General's Chambers in September and November 2011. Further information was provided in April 2012 in response to a supplementary letter of request sent by India."

The Isle of Man Government added that it is: "...fully committed to assisting other countries in their efforts to tackle financial crime and such requests for assistance always receive a response... The Attorney General's Chambers has now written to the Indian authorities regarding the information attributed to them and reminding them of the assistance that has been provided by the Isle of Man."

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