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All unaccounted money may be probed: New SIT chairman MB Shah

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 7:45am IST | Agency: dna

Justice (Retired) MB Shah, the newly appointed chairman of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), brings with him a wealth of experience of the judiciary, investigations and special assignments, including investigating illegal mining in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Goa. dna spoke to the retired judge. Excerpts:

Q: What are your plans for investigation of black money?
Government has announced the formation of SIT. But the notification is yet to be issued. I think that will give an idea about the scope and nature of the investigation.

Q: How do you plan to proceed?
I am not the only individual to decide the ways to investigate the issue. There are others also. The committee and the SIT will decide on how to proceed further. I will give my suggestions, too. But, at the moment, I do not have any.

Q: Is SIT going to probe all cases of black money in India and abroad?
Initially, it will begin with money stashed abroad. Now, there are indications that the government is talking about all kinds of unaccounted money. There is no clarity as the notification has not been issued yet.

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