New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Monday that there was no hindrance of law to disclosing entire list of account holders in the matter of black money. He also said that he didn't know why the NDA government was disclosing selective names.
Swamy was quoted by ANI as saying, “There is no hindrance of law to disclosing entire list of account holders. Don't know why government was disclosing selective names.”
The Centre today disclosed before the Supreme Court eight more names including that of Pradip Burman, one of Dabur India promoters, a bullion trader and Goa miners against whom it has started prosecution for allegedly stashing blackmoney in foreign banks.
Rajkot-based bullion trader Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhya and Goa-based mining company Timblo Private Limited and its five Directors were among the names that figured in the list which was filed in the Supreme Court by the government.
Promising to disclose more names of black money holders who have come under its scanner, the government said that all foreign bank accounts cannot be termed as "illegal".
Reacting to the developments today, the Burman Group said that the account was opened when Pradip was NRI and was legally allowed to open the account.
They also said that all laws were followed and complete details regarding the account had been voluntarily filed with the IT Department and appropriate taxes were paid.
With Agency inputs