SIT boosts Kejriwal’s crusade
Although the Modi government has submitted a list of 627 names to disclose the black money defaulters, the Supreme Court has not let up on its pressure to disclose the complete list of names, dismissing the concern that the act would violate treaties and confidentiality issues with other countries.
On the other hand, the apex court boosted the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal. It set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the black money case. The SIT will submit a status report by November 30 and final report by March 2015.
The SIT is open to suggestions from the public. Kejriwal too, who had earlier said that he has a list of names of violators who had hidden untaxed money in foreign banks, has got a chance to help the SIT. He will now send every bit of information related to black money and may help the panel to continue its investigative probe.
Recently, when the government disclosed the names of seven businessmen to the Supreme Court, Kejriwal charged the Modi government of not revealing all names. At a press conference on Oct 27, he said that his party would ask for time from SIT to give the list of names and suggestions.
The probe should be done in a time-bound way and strict action should be taken against defaulters. Currently, the government is being selective in its announcement as well as its action, said Kejriwal.