Varun files RTI to get information on MPs' Swiss accounts

The MP also wanted to know if the Income Tax department has made any recovery from the account holders of HSBC, Geneva.

hidden November 04, 2011 22:49:24 IST

New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi today resorted to RTI to seek names of members of Parliament and others who have allegedly stashed black money in HSBC, Geneva, the details of which have recently been shared with the Finance Ministry.

The Pilibhit MP shot off a six-point RTI application seeking names of Indians who have allegedly deposited their money in the bank, the action taken by the Central Board of Direct Taxes against them and related details in this regard.

 Varun files RTI to get information on MPs Swiss accounts

Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi. Reuters

In his application, he wanted to know from the Finance Ministry the list of persons who have deposited more than Rs 50 crore in the HSBC, Geneva and people who have been questioned or surveyed in this regard.

The MP also wanted to know if the Income Tax department has made any recovery from the account holders of HSBC, Geneva.

Varun said he decided to seek reply through RTI because the government was indulging in obfuscation by taking cover under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Switzerland.

He said he would approach court in government fails to give him necessary information.

Watch video:Varun Gandhi filed a RTI on Friday saying that the government needs to name the MPs who have Swiss bank accounts.

PTI

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