Arvind Kejriwal Expose Full Swiss Bank List Reliance Ambani HSBC Bank
4th expose by Arvind Kejriwal on Indian citizens Black Money in Swiss Banks
Arvind Kejriwal exposes few names from Swiss Bank Account holders list which a black money.
Before this, fearless honest Arvind Kejriwal exposed Robert Vadra, Salman Khurshid, Nitin Gadkari, and the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance group.
Now this is his 4th expose
The expose today - the information we first got from a senior Congress leader. We further investigated the facts he had mentioned.
The present CBI director estimates there are over 500 crores stashed abroad.
Indian Government got a CD - HSBC's Geneva branch has 700 accounts of Indian nationals. That list is available with the government with the amounts in the accounts in December 2006.
We do not have the full list but we have some names
Mukesh Ambani has Rs. 100 crores.
Anil Ambani has Rs. 100 crores
Reliance Industries Rs. 200 crores
Sandeep Tandon - former IRS, ED official - who raided Reliance has Rs. 125 crores
Sandeep Tandon's wife Anu, who is now Cong MP from Unnao - and a member of Rahul Gandhi's core group - has Rs. 125 crores.
Motech Software Private Ltd (Reliance Group company) - Rs. 2,100 crores
Kokila Dhirubhai Ambani has an account but in December 2006 it had no balance.
Naresh Goyal has Rs. 80 crores.
8.From Dabur - 3 members have accounts - totalling Rs. 25 crores.
Yashovardhan Birla has an account but in December 2006 it has no balance.
CBI had said there is Rs. 25 lakh crores - these 700 names account for only Rs. 6000 Crores.
In 28 July 2011, the Income Tax (IT) Department raided three people in Delhi based on this list.
All the three confessed - and we have the statements given by them to IT department here with us.
Opening an account in a Swiss bank is easier than opening an account in SBI Bank.
For a Swiss bank account you need to just make a call. for an SBI account you need to visit the branch. This is real easy - why would you have an SBI account - just go to a Swiss Bank.
On what basis did the them Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee decide who were raided and who weren't?
Why weren't Dabur or Birla or the Ambanis raided? Pranab Mukherjee may be President but he must answer.
Finance Ministry sources say that Mukesh Ambani met Finance Minister and said " they were prepared to pay tax to buy peace."
Even Mukesh Ambani must explain who the Rs. 100 crores reached Swiss bank, the account was operated - do they indulge in hawala transactions? And if they do then they should have been arrested.
All the people - they should furnish all details of their accounts - all the debit entries must be checked.
We would then know who all were bribed by money paid out from these accounts.
We demand a raid immediately be carried out on Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Naresh Goyal, Yash Birla and the three Dabur brothers - and if hawala is proved, they should be arrested.
Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) was designed to save these 700 people.
In July, Mr. Mukherjee told parliament that no members of parliament were on this list. However, Mr. Kejriwal said, the information furnished to him shows that a Congress MP named Anu Tandon, who he described as close to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, was on the list with a bank balance of 125 crores. Ms. Tandon's husband, Sandeep, who has died, once an income tax officer, raided Reliance Industries owned by Mukesh Ambani, but was later employed by the company. "Is this money (in Ms. Tandon's account) Reliance money or Congress money or Rahul Gandhi's money?" Mr. Kejriwal asked.
He also alleged that because his name was on the list of account holders, Mr. Ambani met with then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and persuaded him "not to raid Reliance Industries and that he was willing to pay up taxes to 'buy peace'."
Mr. Kejriwal said that three of the people who were raided gave details to income tax officials that reveal that "HSBC is openly and brazenly running a hawala racket in India."
Mr. Kejriwal said that the statements show that in flagrant violation of the laws, HSBC representatives conduct home visits to help open a bank account in Geneva, and to deposit or withdraw cash.
The statements by the three gentlemen reveal that HSBC is openly and brazenly running a hawala racket
in India. From their statements, it appears that perhaps it is easier to open a Swiss bank account than it
is to open an account in SBI. You just need to contact HSBC in India. They would send someone at your
home, who would get forms filled up, take money in cash from you and your account would get opened
in Geneva or Dubai. You don’t need to go out of India to open an account. Likewise, you don’t need to
visit abroad to operate your account. You are given the name and mobile no of someone in Geneva. If
you have to deposit cash or withdraw money, you just call up that person. Immediately someone in
India from HSBC would visit your house. If you have to deposit cash, you hand over the cash to that
person. Corresponding amount in dollars would get credited to your account in Switzerland. If you have
to withdraw money, that person would deliver that much cash to you.
This is called “hawala”. This is a serious crime under FEMA and Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The
three gentlemen admitted that they indulged in hawala activities. It also clearly shows that HSBC bank is
openly indulging in hawala activities.
Involvement of the three gentlemen in hawala could be established only when they were raided and
their statements recorded.
Why were Ambanis, Naresh Goyal, Burmans and Birlas not raided? Why were their statements not
recorded? It appears that small people in that list were raided and bigger and powerful people were
How did the money lying in their Swiss accounts reach there? How did the money travel to and from
these accounts regularly? Through hawala, as it is turning out in all other cases?
Are Ambani brothers, Naresh Goyal, Burmans and Birlas guilty of indulging in hawala activities?
What transactions took place from these bank accounts? Were any bribes paid to politicians or
In October 2011, a report was sent by Director of Investigations, Delhi to Director General of Investigations, Delhi. The report clearly stated that HSBC officials were indulging in hawala and also encouraging tax evasion in India. The report also said that HSBC, Dubai and Geneva do not have a license from RBI to conduct banking operations in India and their operations in India were completely illegal.
It is more than a year, yet no action has been taken against HSBC.
Some Swiss banks were caught indulging in similar illegal activities in US. US government initiated strong action against their top executives and forced them to reveal the complete list of US accountholders in their Swiss branches.
Will Indian Government ever do that?
Below are the Six demands of Arvind Kejriwal
Six demands of IAC and Indian citizens demand that:
1. Top officials of HSBC should be immediately arrested under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Is this not a fit case for charging them against sedition and raging war against India?
2. Operations of HSBC should immediately be suspended in India.
3. Like it was done by US, HSBC should be asked to provide complete list and bank statements of
all Indians who have had their accounts in its Geneva branch in last ten years.
4. All those whose names figure in the list of 700 people, including Ambani brothers, Naresh Goyal,
Burmans and Birlas should be raided and their statements recorded.
5. They should be asked to produce complete bank statement. They should be asked to explain
each entry – both debit and credit. Where did the money come from, how did it come and to
whom was money paid and for what. Accordingly, action should be initiated against all of them
under various laws.
6. They should be arrested if they are found prima facie guilty to have sent their money abroad
through hawala and if they are prima facie guilty under PMLA or PCA.
Summary of the three attached statements
Shri Parminder Singh Kalra
S/o Shri Avtar Singh Kalra, A-29, Friends Colony, New Delhi.
In his statement, Shri Kalra stated that he opened an account in HSBC, Zurich on 29.1.2001. He
mentioned that he was introduced to the bank by Mr Charles Habnumch, investment
consultant based in Zurich. He stated that the deposits in the bank account of around Rs.8-9
crores were not disclosed to the Income tax authorities in India. Shri Kalra mentioned that after
opening the account, he gave cash to some person in India as instructed by Mr Charles for
being deposited in his account in HSBC, Zurich. He stated that he gave the money in several
installments in Delhi to certain persons as instructed by Mr Charles. Shri Kalra stated that
different persons came from time to time to collect cash from him. Shri Kalra stated that
sometimes in 2008 or 2009, he instructed Mr Charles to close the account. Money of about Rs.8
to 9 crores was delivered to Shri Kalra at Delhi in cash by several persons from time to time as
per instructions of Mr Charles. He mentioned that the telephone number of Mr Charles in
Zurich is +41-794203575.
Statement of Shri Kalra very clearly establishes that the bank officials are providing illegal
channels for transfer of cash from their client account holder in Delhi to Zurich and
subsequently are also instrumental in delivering cash withdrawn by the account holder from
Zurich to Delhi.
Shri Praveen Sawhney
S/o Shri Bhushan Lal Sawhney, 6, Link Road, Jungpura Extn, New Delhi.
In the statement, Sh. Praveen Sawhney stated that he opened an account in HSBC, Geneva in
2004 and that his father Shri Bhushan Lal Sawhney transferred an amount of US $ 1.8 million to
his account. Shri Praveen Sawhney accepted that he withdrew amounts from this account from
time to time and as of now $ 4000 to 5000 might to remaining as balance. Regarding the modus
operandi of withdrawal of money, Shri Sawhney stated that he used to call the bank officials at
Geneva for making withdrawal. HSBC, Geneva used to arrange for delivery of cash in India
through their agents in hawala channel. All discussions with the bank officials used to take place
telephonically. He stated that he used to contact the following persons in HSBC, Geneva -
S.No. Name Telephone No.
1. Mr Mark Wizbek +44- 2078605089
2. Ms Caroline +41- 792517653 & +41- 227054317
3. Salin Fighli +41- 227054278
Shri Sawhney stated that after discussion with these officials, arrangement for delivery of cash
at Delhi used to be made by bank officials through the use of hawala. Shri Sawhney mentioned
that every time a different person came to him to deliver cash at Delhi. He repeatedly
mentioned in reply to several questions that every time he needed to make withdrawal, he
contacted the bank officials who arranged for delivery of cash at Delhi through hawala and
every time delivery persons were different and he knew none of them.
Shri Vikram Dhirani
S/o Shri V.K. Dhirani, C-229, Indl. Area, Bulandsahar Road, Ghaziabad, U.P.
In his statement, Shri Vikram Dhirani stated that he opened an account in HSBC, Dubai in the
year 2005 and closed it in 2006. Regarding the procedure for opening of accounts, depositing
and withdrawal of money, he explained that the representatives of the bank came to him in
Delhi to open the account. The formalities were completed in Delhi and he did not travel to
Dubai for opening or operating the account. Regarding deposit of money, he accepted that the
person authorised by the bank officials would contact him and collect the cash from him for
depositing in HSBC, Dubai. Shri Dhirani admitted that he does not remember the person who
came to collect the money. After the money was deposited, Shri Dhirani got a confirmation
from the bank; however, no document was given. Shri Dhirani stated that around Rs. 12 crores
of unaccounted income was deposited in the account over a period of time and the same was
not disclosed to the Income tax authorities. He mentioned that the account was closed in 2006.
Regarding the withdrawal of money from bank he stated that the representatives of the bank
delivered the cash to him in India and that he did not go to Dubai to collect the cash nor did he
arrange to take the delivery of cash. The bank officials arranged for delivery of cash to him in
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09 November 2012
Arvind Kejriwal Expose Full Swiss Bank List Reliance Ambani HSBC Bank