Kejriwal says Ambanis & others have funds abroad, has little proof
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal and lawyer Prashant Bhushan alleged that around R6,000 crore black money was lying in 700 accounts of the bank’s Geneva branch. They claimed that people who had deposited “small amounts of money” in the bank were raided but “big fish” like Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Naresh Goyal (Jet Airways), Tandon and Burmans (Anand, Pradeep and Ratan) of Dabur were “let off” at the government’s behest.
The activists claimed the Ambani brothers had R100 crore each and Reliance Group’s Motech Software R2,100 crore, late Sandeep and Annu Tandon R125 crore each, Naresh Goyal R80 crore and Dabur’s Burman brothers R25 crore.
He claimed these were some of the people in the list of around 700 having accounts in HSBC as of 2006.
Denying the allegations, HSBC said: “HSBC Bank in India notes certain allegations made today. The Bank cannot comment on the specific details of the allegations that have been made, which relate to issues in the past. HSBC takes compliance with the law, wherever it operates, very seriously. With a new senior global leadership team and a new strategy in place since last year, HSBC continues to take concrete steps to strengthen compliance, risk management and culture. India is a
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