Black money: Release names but don't be selective, says Congress' Khurshid

Reacting to the Centre's affidavit in the Supreme Court naming three persons as black money holders, senior Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said on Monday cautioned the government against selective disclosure.

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Reacting to the Centre's affidavit in the Supreme Court naming three persons as black money holders, senior Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said on Monday cautioned the government against selective disclosure.

“We don't have any objection in disclosing names, but selective disclosure of names musn't be done,” Khurshid said.

“Govt must act lawfully, must do things which are under law,” he said.

“They(Govt) must not do something which appears to be politically motivated,” Khurshid added.

The Centre today filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court in the black money case, naming three prominent businessmen including Pradip Burman, formerly of Dabur group.

Goa-based miner Radha S Timblo and Bullion trader Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhya were the other two businessmen named in the affidavit.

The Centre told the court that it had no intention to withhold names of persons who have stashed black money abroad and stated that information received from foreign countries will be disclosed in all cases where tax evasion is established.