New Delhi: A former Swiss bank employee has claimed that several politicians, cricketers and internationally well-known people have black money in the Swiss banks. Rudolf Elmer, who gave WikiLeaks the black money list told CNN-IBN that he did not sell any data to the Indian government. Speaking via Skype, Elmer said, "There are politicians, cricket players, international well-known people who are part of that sort of information."
Meanwhile, the government responded to the latest allegations levelled by Kejriwal and said that it is investigating the charges and acting on the alleged black money list handed over by the French government in 2011. In a statement, the government said, "Information received by the French government has been analysed and investigations have already been undertaken by different authorities under the Income Tax act." Sources in the Home Ministry said that a probe will be ordered into the allegations against HSBC Bank.
However, Kejriwal on Saturday again hit back at the government asking why the black money list has not been made public despite the Supreme Court orders.
Kejriwal alleged that the government is shielding HSBC and that there in no proof of the probe initiated being fair. "Why is the government protecting HSBC? How can we believe that the government is doing a fair and honest inquiry? Why can't the government get the list of Indian tax defaulters who have black money in foreign banks like the US did," asked the anti-corruption activist....