SC order on black money judicial overreach: Cong

Congress on Wednesday described as extremely valid the question of whether the Supreme Court order on setting up an SIT on the black money issue was an example of judicial overreach over the executive functioning.

Updated: Jul 06, 2011, 19:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday described as
extremely valid the question of whether the Supreme Court
order on setting up an SIT on the black money issue was an
example of judicial overreach over the executive functioning.

"The question you have raised is an extremely valid
question. I don`t think there are any easy answers," Congress
spokesperson Manish Tiwari said.

"While constitutional courts are fully within the
right to exercise their discretion and prerogative...the
government is studying...we are holding our horses and waiting
for the government to reach some conclusion," he said.

He was responding to a question whether the Supreme
Court judgement regarding the constitution of a Special
Investigation Team to investigate and monitor steps taken to
bring the unaccounted money back home was a question of
judicial overreach in the executive functioning.

Pulling up the government for the "laggardly pace" in
investigations into the issue of black money stashed abroad,
the Supreme Court on Monday appointed a SIT headed by former
apex court Judge B P Jeevan Reddy to investigate and monitor
steps taken to bring the unaccounted money back home.

PTI