NEW DELHI, Nov 9 – Making fresh allegations, Arvind Kejriwal today accused multinational HSBC Bank of indulging in money laundering and claimed that Ambani brothers, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal and Congress MP Anu Tandon had parked their blackmoney in its Geneva branch, reports PTI.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal and lawyer Prashant Bhushan alleged around Rs 6,000 crore of blackmoney was lying in 700 accounts of the Geneva branch of the bank.
While the bank reacted cautiously to the charge saying that it takes compliance with the law wherever it operates very seriously, the Ambani brothers rejected the allegations and denied having any accounts there.
Goyal, on the other hand, said by virtue of being an NRI he was entitled to have foreign bank account but he also said he did not have any account in HSBC Bank, Geneva.
Similarly Burman brothers, promoters of Dabur India, who have been accused of having accounts in HSBC Bank Geneva, said “these accounts” were opened by the family members when they were NRI and were legally allowed to open such accounts.
“...It is unfortunate that every person having a foreign bank account is being painted
with the same brush,” Dabur India said in a statement.