The Supreme Court on Thursday criticised the Centre for restricting its probe to an individual (Hasan Ali) in the black money case and being evasive about others who had allegedly stashed wealth abroad.
A bench of Justice Sudershan B Reddy and Justice SS Nijjar asked the government whether it was “sleeping for all these years” on the issue. It also made it clear that a special investigating agency (SIT) would be constituted to oversee probe.
The court, however, asked the Centre to come back with suggestion on how to constitute the SIT by April 25, the next date of hearing.
“This case requires ‘complete’ and ‘full-fledged’ involvement of government as the most important question was about the disclosure of source of money stashed in foreign banks which may be terror money or money coming from drug peddling.
Have you found out from where has this money come? Is this terror money or sourced from drug peddling?” the bench asked solicitor general Gopal Subramanium.