Arvind Kejriwal has now targeted the rich and elite class of India. In his latest expose, he laid out details regarding the Swiss bank accounts of various high profile businessmen and politicians who have illegally transferred money into their accounts He also said that the HSBC is helping them to transfer money into their accounts in the Havala route.
The HSBC bank has made an arrangement to transfer the funds to any of their accounts on the world with just a phone call. This, as Kejriwal mentioned will be illegal and the HSBC officials can be detained immediately under prevention of money laundering case. Kejriwal also targeted the Ambanis stating that Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani have Swiss accounts.
He has also mentioned that MP Anu Tondon, who is a close associate of Rahul Gandhi has a Swiss account. He also mentioned the names of Naresh Goyal of Jet Airways, Anand Burman, Ratan Burman, Pradeep Burman of Dabur group along with the Ambanis and Anu Tondon have an account at HSBC Geneva branch.
Meanwhile the Reliance group has condemned the allegations of Arvind Kejriwal. they said that India Against Corruptions is expecting something and continuously making allegations against them to tarnish their image. The HSBC bank also responded to their allegations and has said in their brief press note that all the activities of HSBC around the would are legal and are bound to the laws of the respective countries. Anu Tondon and the Dabur group also have responded and said that there is no truth in the allegations of IAC.
Arvind Kejriwal, along with Prashant Bhushan and a few other IAC members have organized a press meet in New Delhi. “In July 2011. the Indian government has received a list of 700 people with illegal money in Swiss banks from the France government. We have only got the names of a few people and the rest of them are with the government”, Kejriwal said.
He also said that soon after the government has received this list, the Income Tax Department has started raiding the people in this list which include small time businessmen like Sharminder Singh Kalra, Praveen Shane and Vikram Dhirani who have agreed that they have illegal money in Swiss banks.
“If these three people have been proved guilty, it means that that the rest of the people in the list are also guilty. According to our sources, the Ambanis along with the other people in the list have paid their taxes for the illegal amounts in Swiss bank. All this happened under the supervision of the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee who was requested by Ambani not to raid their companies”, Kejriwal said.
In regard with all the allegations he made, Kejriwal has demanded that the top HSBC officials must be detained immediately and the operations of HSBC across India to be stalled. He also aske for a probe into the Swiss bank details of the Ambanis and all the other people in the list. He asked the government to release a white paper on the Swiss bank accounts of Indians.
Here are some of the details that Arvind Kejriwal has released to the press regarding the bank balances in Swiss banks.
- Mukesh Ambani – 100 Crores
- Anil Ambani – 100 Crores
- Motech Software Private Ltd (Reliance Group company) – 2,100 Crores
- Reliance Industries Ltd – 500 Crores
- Sandeep Tandon – 125 Crores
- Anu Tandon – 125 Crores
- Kokila Dhirubhai Ambani – She has an account but there was no balance on that date
- Naresh Kumar Goyal – 80 Crores
- Burmans (3 family members) – 25 Crores
- Yashovardhan Birla – no balance