New Delhi, Feb. 9 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the party stood vindicated as the names it had revealed in connection with black money earlier is present in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list naming 60 Indians and entities involved.
"The names I revealed in a PC on 9 Nov 2012 are there in IE list today. We stand vindicated. But bigger Q is - what did 1st Cong and nw BJP do? Nothing? Why? Some of ths ppl claim to hv both BJP n Cong in thr pocket. Why doesn't BJP govt act against HSBC officials? They will spill beans. US did precisely that," the AAP leader tweeted.
According to reports, the government is expected to disclose the names of over 60 Indians and entities as part of its crackdown on black money accounts as reported in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list.
Earlier in December, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) had submitted a report to the Supreme Court which revealed that persons on the HSBC list held Rs. 4,479 crores in Swiss banks.
In an official statement released by the SIT, it had said that out of 628 names on the HSBC list received from France, 201 are either non-residents or non-traceable, leaving 427 persons' cases as actionable cases.
The Supreme Court had directed the Centre to ensure that the ongoing probe on those suspected of stashing black money in bank accounts abroad is completed by March 2015.
Recovering the black money stashed abroad was also a prominent topic in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)