The Central Govt on Wednesday Submited 627 names of Black Money holders to Supreme Court, a complete list of 627 Indians with foreign bank accounts in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court in an attempt to recover black money stashed abroad.
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi handed over three sets of documents to the Supreme Court.
The move comes a day after the Supreme Court reprimanded the Modi-led government for “providing a protective umbrella to foreign bank account holders?”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had ordered the Centre to furnish in sealed cover names of all Indians holding accounts abroad by Wednesday hinting that it suspected the Narendra Modi government’s intent to get into the bottom of black money stashed abroad and taking steps to bring it back.
“Whatever information you have received from foreign countries, pass it on to us. We will ask the CBI or some other agency to investigate and give us a report.
Don’t ask us to modify the earlier order (to reveal all the names). We will not change a word of it (the order). We take the responsibility of investigating the entire issue.
We will ensure confidentiality of investigation,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Ranjana P Desai and Madan B Lokur had said.