This Wednesday, the central government submitted 627 names of illegal foreign bank account holders to the Supreme Court of India. The Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi filed a set of three documents to the Apex court which were sealed in a cover. Apart from the names, it also included the status report of their investigation.
While speaking to the journalists, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said, “Government gave the entire list of around 627 HSBC accounts to Supreme court in sealed cover. However, Supreme Court refused to open the sealed envelope saying that the documents be placed before Special Investigation Team (SIT) and only SIT chairman and vice chairman can open the sealed envelope containing names of account holders.” The court has asked SIT to submit status report of its probe by November-end according to DNA India.
The Supreme Court this Tuesday had asked the Union Government to release all the names of the people who have stashed their black money in accounts abroad. This order came after the latter had released the names of three account holders this Monday. The Court had also rejected the Centre’s argument that it would reveal only those names against whom the Income-Tax department has got evidence and directed the government to place all information, which Indian authorities have received from foreign countries, before it, further informed DNA India.
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