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JD(U)'s Ali Anwar cautiously optimistic on SIT efforts to unearth black money

Monday, 2 June 2014 - 12:00pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

  • ali-anwar JD(U) leader Ali Anwar. Image credit: ANI

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Ali Anwar on Monday remained cautiously optimistic on government initiated efforts to constitute an SIT on black money which holds their first meeting today.

"It is ok. Those political parties who spend huge money during election campaigning get assistance from corporate houses and a lot of black money is used which remain unaccounted. One has to see if the efforts are made sincerely or not," Anwar said.

The first high-level meeting of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money and special probe into cases of unaccounted funds stashed by Indians abroad, will be held here today.

The meeting, to be chaired by Justice (Retd) MB Shah, will be attended by SIT Vice-Chairman Justice (Retd) Arijit Pasayat and top officials of 11 high-profile agencies and departments.

According to sources from the media reports the meeting is expected to discuss policy matters on combating the menace of black money and the status of ongoing probes.

Following the Supreme Court's decision asking the Union Government to constitute an SIT- - the Government had notified the creation of a high –profile SIT on May 27. It includes top officials of the country's premier investigation, enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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