Famous people have Swiss accounts: Ex-employee

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:44 hrs

A former Swiss bank employee has claimed that several politicians, cricketers and internationally well-known people have black money in Swiss banks, CNN IBN said.

"There are politicians, cricket players, international well-known people who are part of that sort of information," Rudolf Elmer, who gave WikiLeaks the black money list, told the news channel.

On Saturday, the Union finance ministry said it had received details from the French government about Indians' bank accounts in a "foreign bank". The statement came a day after anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal unveiled a list of about 700 Indians and NRIs who had allegedly stashed black money in HSBC bank's Geneva branch.

But the government cited a confidentiality clause for keeping the names secret. It neither contested nor confirmed the authenticity of the names mentioned by the activist.

India received the French list in 2011.

Kejriwal had alleged that the Ambani brothers, Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal, the Burman brothers of Dabur and Congress MP Annu Tandon had stashed money in HSBC's Geneva branch.

All of them have denied the allegation.

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