The Indian Express report, for instance, lists the following 18 names of account-holders in LGT Bank against whom prosecution has been launched.
• Arun Kochar, Delhi; investment banker, now residing in the US
• Late KM Mammen Mappillai, Chennai (former CMD of MRF)
• Harshad Ramniklal Mehta, Mumbai, chairman Rosy Blue (diamond merchant)
• Arun Ramniklal Mehta, Mumbai, co-founder, Rosy Blue
• Manoj Kumar Dhupelia, Kolkata; stock broker; his wife Rupal Dhupelia,; son Mohan Manoj Dhupelia; Ambrish Dhupelia and Bhavya Manoj Dhupelia of Mumbai, unspecified relatives of MK Dhupelia.
• Hasmukh Gandhi, Mumbai, MD of Millennium Herbal Care Ltd; his wife Madhu Hasmukh Gandhi; son Chintan Gandhi; late son Nirav Gandhi.
• Chandrakant Gandhi, Kolkata, CMD of Dolphin Laboratories; his wife Dhanlaxmi Gandhi; their sons Rajesh Gandhi and Viraj Gandhi.
• Ashok Jaipuria, Delhi, chairman of Cosmo Ferrites
The Express report notes that between them, the 18 persons had stashed away Rs 39.66 crore between 2002 and 2004 in trusts with the LGT Bank.
But an earlier list, released by Tehelka in February 2011, had the following names.
Manoj Dhupelia; Rupal Dhupelia; Mohan Dhupelia; Hasmukh Gandhi; Chintan Gandhi; Dilip Mehta; Arun Mehta; Arun Kochar; Gunwanti Mehta; Rajnikant Mehta; Prabodh Mehta; Ashok Jaipuria; Raj Foundation; Urvashi Foundation; Ambrunova Trust
In other words, of the names on the list released by Tehelka, the following do not figure in the list released by Indian Express: Dilip Mehta; Gunwanti Mehta; Rajnikant Mehta; Prabodh Mehta; Raj Foundation; Urvashi Foundation; Ambrunova Trust
In their place, a few other names have been added to the list of names in the Indian Express.
A third list, released by CNN-IBN, also in February 2011, had details of four trusts: Ambrunova Trust, Marline Management SA, Marnichi Trust and Socalo Stiftung – and 13 trustee beneficiaries: Hasmukh Gandhi, Ishwerlal Gandhi, Madhu Gandhi, Chintan Gandhi, Mirav Gandhi, Manoj Dhupelia, Rupal Dhupelia, Mohan Dhupelia, Chintan Gandhi, Dilip Mehta, Arun Mehta, Arun Kochar, Gunwanti Mehta, Rajnikant Mehta, Prabodh Mehta and Ashok Jaipuria.
Despite all these mismatches, the one distinguishing factor that links these various lists is the preponderance of Gujarati names.
Which leads one to speculate whether the Dirty Tricks Department in the government is sending a veiled message to the BJP to back off from the anti-corruption campaign – or face taint by spurious association.