No info on Indians with Swiss A/cs: CBDT

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 17 2012, 08:17am hrs
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has said it does not have any information about the names and addresses of Indians who have reportedly stashed money in Swiss banks.

The CBDT, part of department of revenue in the finance ministry, said this when the matter came before the Central Information Commission, where information commissioner Rajiv Mathur was hearing the RTI plea of Uttar Pradesh-based applicant Rajkumar Singh.

Singh had sought the names and addresses of Indians who have accounts in Swiss banks. In its response, the CBDT claimed that it did not have any information about Indians having funds in Swiss bank accounts. This response was upheld by the appellate authority in CBDT.

The Central Information Commission found the response of CBDT in accordance with law and refused to interfere in it.

In a press conference, India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal had recently raised the issue of people having stashed money in the Swiss branch of an international bank.