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Black Money: Congress Leader Preneet Kaur Being Probed

Kaur on Monday confirmed through a news channel that she was indeed being probed by the IT but she maintained that the charges were baseless.

As the reports suggested few days ago, the politicians, who have an account in a foreign bank, are being probed by the Income Tax to check for the illegalities if any. And the confirmation, well almost, was given by none other than former minister and Congress leader Preneet Kaur today.

Kaur on Monday confirmed through a news channel that she was indeed being probed by the IT but she maintained that the charges were baseless.

“In keeping with my reply to the Income Tax department, I should like to state that I never have had, and do not have any bank account(s) overseas in my name with any foreign bank,” Kaur, wife of former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, told a TV channel.

Reports suggest that Kaur is one of the four Congress leaders undergoing probe in the black money case. Perhaps this is the reason behind the party’s multi-pronged attack on the Centre and accusing it of “blackmail and hypocrisy”.

In an interview last week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed that the revelation of the list of Indians holding illegal bank accounts abroad will embarrass the Congress. The party hit back, “daring” the government to reveal all names or “stop blackmailing” it.

Senior Congress leader and former party spokesperson Digvijay Singh has dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and the NDA government to reveal all the names.

However, on Moday, the government revealed three names out of the 700 in the list to the Supreme Court in an affidavit and none of them were politicians or a Congress party member. These are Pradip Burman of the Dabur family, Rajkot-based bullion trader Pankaj Chalamanlal Lodhia and Goa-based mining baron Radha Timblo.

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