Blackmoney: Govt adopting selective approach on the issue, says Kejriwal
New Delhi (Oct 29, 2014): Stepping up attack on the government on the black money issue, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused it of adopting a "selective" approach in punishing the guilty and said he will try to meet the SIT probing the high-profile case to share some details.
Demanding a thorough and time-bound investigation, he said the ruling dispensation should give a free hand to the probe agencies so that all those who have stashed money abroad illegally face action.
"We will ask for time (from SIT) and we will give our suggestions and also give the names. We will request that the investigation be done in a time-bound manner and strictest action be taken because my information is that action is being taken against those whose names are there in that list in a selective manner," Kejriwal said.
He alleged that the government was "letting go some people without any punishment while some are being made to pay the tax and some people are being raided. This should not happen".
"If you are conducting raids, then raid all and record statements of all persons involved. We all should rise above party lines and cooperate with the SIT," he said.
The former Delhi Chief Minister also said that government agencies should do their duties and conduct thorough probe in the cases.
Complying with Supreme Court's directions, the Centre today gave to the apex court a list of 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, in which tax probe for suspected black money has to be completed by next March.