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SIT will take appropriate steps over information provided on black money: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is the most competent authority to take cognizance of the information over black money issue and that it would take the appropriate steps on the matter.



New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is the most competent authority to take cognizance of the information over black money issue and that it would take the appropriate steps on the matter.

"I think the SIT is already investigated into the names which were present with the government earlier. The income tax departments are also investigating. SIT is the most competent authority to take cognizance of such information and will take appropriate step. The government had made its position on the issue of black money very clear," said party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao.

Earlier in the day, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it was clear that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is not serious about the issue of black money as the names listed in connection with it had already been announced in the past.

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.

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