The first high level meeting of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the issue of black money and special probe into cases of unaccounted funds stashed away abroad by Indians has been advanced and will now be held here on June 2.
Arvind Kejriwal was on Saturday accused of being interested only in defaming people and also called "mentally sick" by the Congress and the RJD, a day after the activist fired another salvo as part of his campaign against corruption.
Indians hold about USD 2.5 billion (over Rs 11,000 crore) in Swiss banks, but this figure of Switzerland`s central bank may be a gross understatement of the total wealth directly and indirectly held there by entities from India.
Union Minister Ambika Soni on Friday took a dig at senior BJP leader LK Advani for his apology to Congress president Sonia Gandhi over a BJP-appointed task force report on Swiss bank accounts, saying she thought he "had retired".
Switzerland is willing to share information on Indians holding secret bank accounts there as part of New Delhi`s effort to bring back an estimated $1.4 trillion black money in tax havens abroad, envoy Philippe Welti has said.
A television channel on Tuesday claimed that some Indian-sounding names figure in the Swiss Bank secret accounts data which were handed over to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by a former Swiss banker.
The government gave the SC the status report on the action taken by the CBDT on money stashed away by Indian nationals in Swiss and German banks in Europe and said the amount is no way near the whopping sum of $1.5 trillion.