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Black money list: Case of mountain in labour producing a mouse, says Ram Jethmalani

Rajya Sabha MP and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani, Monday, slammed the Modi government for withholding the complete list of black money holders.

By Ajith Vijay Kumar | Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 14:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani, Monday, slammed the Modi government for withholding the complete list of black money holders.

A petitioner in the apex court on the issue of black money, Jethmalani said he was tremendously disappointed and distressed by the development and dubbed it as a case of mountain in labour producing a mouse.

“It is a case of mountain in labour producing a mouse...I have great hopes that SC will rise to the occasion and do the needful, Jethmalani said, adding that he regretted that this 'mouse' has been produced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Jethmalani also questioned the need for government to probe the matter when it is already being looked in to by a special investigation team appointed by the apex court.

Earlier, Jethmalani had said that the Centre should take no step in the black money case without obtaining the consent of the SIT. He suggested that the Centre was using the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement as an excuse to avoid revealing the names of those Indians who have black money stashed away in banks abroad.

The apex court had constituted the SIT on black money upon a plea by Jethmalani.