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Blackmoney: Govt may seek review of SC order

Last Updated: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 23:51

New Delhi: Government on Friday indicated that
it might seek a review of the Supreme Court order constituting
a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which includes two former
apex court judges, on black money stashed abroad.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Law Minister
Veerappa Moily gave the indication when they met reporters
here separately.

"As and when it (decision) will be taken you will come to
know...Decision is communicated not the process of decision
making", Mukherjee said, when asked specifically whether the
government is considering seeking a review of the decision of
the Supreme Court.

Moily, who apparently discussed the issue with Mukherjee,
told reporters, "government is discussing the Supreme Court
order on SIT. It is not a question of review...No decision has
been taken".

On July 4, pulling up the government for the "laggardly
pace" in investigations into the issue of black money stashed
abroad, the apex court appointed a SIT headed by former
Supreme Court judge B P Jeevan Reddy to investigate and
monitor steps taken to bring the unaccounted money back home.
Another former apex court judge M B Shah will be Vice
Chairman of the 13-member SIT into which Director of Research
and Analysis Wing (RAW) has been inducted.

The court also directed that the High-Level Committee
(HLC) constituted by the government to look into the issue of
black money would "forthwith" be a part of the SIT.


First Published: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 23:51
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