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SC orders government to disclose details of black-money probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the government to disclose details of black-money probe to the petitioner.

The apex court also pulled up the Centre for not complying with its directions, including to hand over probe to SIT, on black-money issue.

The Supreme Court had earlier rejected Centre’s plea to recall its order for setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all cases of black-money, saying it stepped in as for over six decades “the government failed to bring back the money stashed in foreign banks to the country”.

The apex court by its July 4, 2011 order had converted the High Level Committee (HLC) formed by the government to monitor all issues relating to black-money into an SIT by appointing former apex court judge B P Jeevan Reddy as its head.

Another former apex court judge M B Shah was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the 13-member SIT into which Director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was inducted.

It included directors of CBI, Intelligence Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Chairman of CBDT, Director General of Revenue Intelligence, Director General of Narcotics Control, Director of Foreign Intelligence Office (FIO) and Joint Secretary of Foreign Trade.

The erstwhile HLC was headed by the Revenue Secretary.

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