AAP demands SC-monitored probe into Panama Paper leaks
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe into the cases of Indians named in the leaked ‘Panama papers’ saying the BJP-headed government at the Centre will not ensure a fair investigation.Updated: Apr 04, 2016 22:02 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored SIT probe into the cases of Indians named in the leaked ‘Panama papers’ saying the BJP-headed government at the Centre will not ensure a fair investigation.
The party accused the government of “failing” to take any substantial action on the black money front in the last two years despite several such leaks and cited the ‘Swiss leaks’ and the HSBC-list to make its case.
Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh claimed that the documents at the centre of the investigation by the International Consortium of
Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) “establishes” that people close to the government stashed black money abroad.
“We demand a Supreme Court-monitored time-bound investigation into the case. It’s a straight case of black money. And any hope of a fair probe by the government is very low considering the names involved,” Singh told reporters.
AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha hit out at the government for proposing changes in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. The proposed amendments are aimed at “saving BJP and Congress,” he said.
“If the amendments are passed then foreign companies will flood the parties with funds and virtually dictate their agendas which will be against the country’s interest,” Chadha said.
Chadha claimed that two low-level political functionaries reportedly named in the Panama Papers belonged to BJP.
First Published: Apr 04, 2016 22:02 IST