Good news soon on black money issue: Prakash Javadekar


“Each case is in the advanced stage of investigation. Now, there will be a series of FIRs registered against them and there will be charge sheets in the court. So, as soon as the matter is taken up in the court, as per the law the names will be made public. So, you are in for a very good news in days to come from the courts,” he told reporters here.

Replying to a query, Javadekar said, “The court will punish the guilty, and not the government.”

The Minister said Supreme Court has expressed satisfaction over the working of Special Investigation Team (SIT) and more than 500 people have accepted their crime of stashing away black money in foreign banks.

“Not only the SIT work is on, (but also) the Supreme Court has expressed satisfaction over working of SIT, and now more than 500 people have accepted that they have stashed money in foreign banks without the knowledge of the government. It was black money in foreign countries,” he said.

Javadekar said the working of the Modi-led government was in gross contrast to that of the UPA government on the issue.

“For two-and-a-half years Congress government resisted this (SC order to form SIT). They tried to save those who were stashing money. They saved those people who created black money. But Modi government constituted the SIT within two-and- a-half days of forming the government. On May 26, the government was formed, and on May 29, the SIT was formed,” he said.