Kejriwal targets Swiss bank account holders

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Updated: Friday, November 9, 2012, 17:05 [IST]
 
Kejriwal exposes black money transaction

New Delhi: India Against Corruption (IAC) activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal is set to make his fourth big revelation. The IAC group has so far remained tight-lipped on the matter. Team members of IAC had called a press meet at Press Club of India, New Delhi on Friday, Nov 9.

2:25 PM

Prashant Bhushan said they were not tragetting individuals but systematic problem of corruption. Bhushan also quoted Supreme Court judgement on black money and its impact on India's economy.

2:15 PM

Kejriwal appealed HSBC and UBS employees to quit because their employers were showing systemic corruption that was harming the country.

2:14PM

Kejriwal's six demands

1. Arrest HSBC top officials.

2. HSBC operations in India should be suspended.

3. India should get details of all 700 account holders.

4. The account holders should explain their source of income.

5. Raid against all the 700 account holders and their statements be recorded.

6. Arrest those who are prima-facie found guilty.

2:12PM

Kejriwal asks why did not the government raid Ambanis? Pranab Mukherjee planned amnesty for all the 700 Swiss account holders.

2:10PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government remains a mute spectator to the entire issue. Manmohan Singh is putting the country under threat.

2:06PM

HSBC is encouraging terrorism and kidnapping and all sorts of criminal activities in India. Through HSBC, money can be easily brought inside India.

2:05PM

Kejriwal demanded raid in Reliance, Dabur and Birla. Of the 700 Swiss account holders, only 100 were raided. Opening an account in SBI is more difficult that opening an account in a Swiss bank. Three family members of Dabur group have Rs 20 crore in Swiss banks. The information was received by the Indian government in July 2011. The government has a CD with information regarding 700 accounts of Indian nationals in HSBC's Geneva branch and their bank balances in December 2006.

2:00PM

Kejriwal targetted former Finance Minister and current President of India Pranab Mukherjee for shielding 700 Indians having bank accounts in Switzerland. Kejriwal said Mukherjee did not probe any of the people having accounts in Swiss Banks.

1:56 PM

HSBC Bank is involved in money laundering in India through Hawala. HSBC is well connected with businessmen and politicians of India.

1:55 PM

Mukesh Ambani is understood to have met former Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to avoid raid in his business establishment. Ambani told the finance minister that he was ready to pay all the taxes to avoid raid.

1:55PM

Kejriwal reveals the name and phone numbers of HSBC Geneva Branch officer. Income tax raided only 150 people, out of 700 account holders in Swiss Banks.

1:50PM

Black money through Hawala: Kejriwal says Swiss Bank executives approach Indians to open accounts. Many businessmen have deposited black money through Hawala in Swiss Banks.

1:41PM

Huge money stashed in Swiss Banks: Around Rs 25 lakh crore black money is in Swiss Banks. In July 2011, Indian government received a list of 700 people having bank accounts in HSBC. But it is yet to be probed by the government of India. It is easy to open accounts in Swiss Banks than in Indian Banks.

1:30PM

Swiss Bank Expose: Kejriwal speaks on Black money of Indians in Swiss Banks. HSBC Geneva branch has 700 Indian accounts.

List of people with bank balances in HSBC Geneva branch in 2006 as follows:

  • Mukesh Ambani of Reliance - 100 crore.
  • Former Income Tax officer Sandip Tandon and his wife Anu Tandon - Rs 125 crore each.
  • Naresh Goyal - Rs 80 crore.
  • Burmans (three members) - Rs 25 crore.
  • Motech Software Private Limited - Rs 2100 crore.

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