Congress attacks Narendra Modi over banking-hawala scam

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Published: July 8, 2016 10:34:41 PM

Congress today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of black money in the wake of reports about unearthing of Rs 2240 crore banking hawala scam.

Congress today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of black money in the wake of reports about unearthing of Rs 2240 crore banking hawala scam.

“The Prime Minister has now given the nation a Money Laundering Scheme. Now Rs 2240 crore has been laundered from Mumbai banks,” party spokesman RPN Singh told reporters.

He noted that the Prime Minister talks of bringing black money back, but from Delhi and Mumbai, there is evidence of crores of rupees leaving the country.

Reports had it the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mumbai has unearthed a “banking-hawala” scam, in which reputed public sector banks illegally remitted Rs 2,240 crore overseas based on forged documentation and declarations of traded goods by exporters and importers.

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