Nov 302011

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said the existing Indian laws have enough provisions to take action against people indulging in corrupt practices.

Swamy, who was recently appointed as the chairman of Action Committee Against Corruption in India, told mediapersons that he had asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director A P Singh to lodge an FIR against people, who had accounts in offshore banks.

Swamy’s comments came in the wake of veteran social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev making all efforts to ensure that tougher laws are brought to wipe out corruption that is deep-rooted in the Indian society.

“Baba Ramdev is trying to gather support of people over black money and we respect his work and extend our full support to him. On the other hand, Anna Hazare is pressurizing to bring new anti-corruption laws but we, the committee members (Action Committee Against Corruption in India) think that action against corruption can be taken under the existing laws and people can be punished for indulging in corrupt practices,” he said.

“We have asked the CBI Director that he should register a FIR (First Information Report) (against people who had accounts in off shore banks) because everybody including the government is accepting the fact that a crime has been committed. Germany and France have given various names of people holding account in offshore banks,” said Swamy.

“After lodging an FIR against this crime, we will take a letter rogatory or letter of request from a Delhi court which will give us the permission to go abroad and get the names of people holding accounts in off shore banks as per international agreements with foreign countries,” he added.

Swamy further said that as soon the CBI Director would lodge an FIR, his committee would seek a letter rogatory from a Delhi court which would give them the permission to get the names of people holding accounts in offshore banks as per international agreements with foreign countries. (ANI)

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