Black money case: SC raps Centre, asks it to reveal all names by tomorrow
Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya (L), Radha Timblo (C) and Pradip Burman are accused in a govt affidavit of stashing black money abroad. (PTI and ANI photos)
“You don’t have to have a protective umbrella for the (foreign bank) account holders...Doesn’t matter even if confidentiality is being breached,” a bench headed by CJI HL Dattu said Tuesday, refusing to modify its earlier order to the government to reveal all names of foreign bank account holders.
“You please don’t bother...You don’t investigate. We will order the SIT to investigate...The Union of India need not do anything,” the bench said, adding it would take the responsibility of issuing further directions in the matter.
"We can't leave the issue of bringing back black money to government. It will never happen during our time," the apex court said in a stinging criticism of the government.
The new regime at the Centre can't ask modification of order when it was passed in an open court and accepted by the government, the court said. more