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Black Money: SC asks Centre to reveal details of 26 individuals

Posted on May 01 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 1 : The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the Centre to make available public details of all 26 cases of individuals probed for stashing black money into LGT Bank in Liechtenstein, which is known as a foreign tax haven.

The apex court directed the Centre to handover all the information within three days to the petitioner, Ram Jethmalani, who is a noted lawyer and parliamentarian.

The court also reconstituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) to monitor probe into the case.

It said former Judge MB Shah would head the special investigating team with Justice Arijit Pasayat to be a part of it.

The Centre on Tuesday placed before the Supreme Court names and documents of 26 account holders in Liechtenstein Bank in Germany in a sealed cover.

The Centre disclosed the names of 18 persons to the apex court in the black money case. It also said that the income tax department has launched prosecution against 17 of them, of whom one has died.

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