My next target will be the judiciary: Kejriwal
After taking on politicians and businessmen, India Against Corruption will now target the judiciary, Arvind Kejriwal said today.delhi Updated: Nov 09, 2012 22:24 IST
After taking on politicians and businessmen, India Against Corruption will now target the judiciary, Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
He said several high profile cases were dragging on in the courts for several years without any decisive outcome.
Asked by a television channel why he doesn't move courts with his charges, Kejriwal said this is what the government wants so that it can "manage" things there.
He said IAC activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan will address the media on the issue of judiciary.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal targeted multinational HSBC Bank accusing it of indulging in money laundering and claimed Ambani brothers, Naresh Goyal and Congress MP Annu Tandon had parked their blackmoney in its Geneva branch.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal and lawyer Prashant Bhushan alleged around Rs 6,000 crore blackmoney was lying in 700 accounts of the Geneva branch of the bank.
They claimed that people who had deposited "small amounts of money" in the bank were raided but "big fish" like Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Naresh Goyal (Jet Airways), Tandon and Burmans (Anand, Pradeep and Ratan) of Dabur were "let off" at the behest of the government.
The activists claimed that the Ambani brothers had Rs 100 crore each, Reliance Group's Motech Software Rs 2,100 crore, late Sandeep and Annu Tandon Rs 125 crore each, Naresh Goyal Rs 80 crore and Dabur's Burman brothers Rs 25 crore in the list of around 700 people having accounts in HSBC as of 2006.
Rejecting the allegations, Mukesh Ambani-headed Reliance Industries Ltd said neither RIL or Mukesh have or had any "illegitimate" accounts anywhere in the world.
Jet Airways dismissed as "entirely false" the allegations levelled by India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal of company chairman Naresh Goyal having unaccounted money stashed away in a Swiss bank.
Jet said there is no account in the name of Goyal in HSBC Bank, Geneva though he is entitled to have bank accounts outside India as he is an NRI.
Dabur company too denied charges levelled that the three Burman brothers, who own the company, had accounts with HSBC in Geneva.
"There have been some reports in the media pertaining to the foreign bank accounts of some Burman Family members, promoters of Dabur. We wish to state that these accounts were opened by the Burman family members when they were NRIs, and were legally allowed to open such accounts," a statement issued by the company said.