Cong New Delhi, Oct 14: Congress today took pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rs 6100-crore remittance case, saying money has gone out of the country contrary to his promise of bringing back black money stashed abroad.
"If such a huge amount of black money goes from one bank, one wonders whether such bank accounts have been opened to send black money abroad after NDA government came to power," Congress spokesperson RPN Singh told reporters.
Claiming that the Government got an FIR lodged against the bank officials after Congress raised the issue, Singh made a fresh "revelation" alleging that a company named Star Exim belonging to a person living in Chaibasa in Jharkhand transferred Rs 6000 crore between August 2014 and August 2015.
He also wondered "is there any connection between this and Bihar polls" as Chaibasa falls in the neighbouring Jharkhand. "It is for the newsmen to find out who is this person and to which party he belongs. Since the NDA government has come to power, money has only gone out of the country contrary to Modi's promise of bringing back black money stashed abroad," Singh said.
According to media reports that Star Exim Limited has its address registered in one of the upscale suites in the famous Tsim Sha Tsui locality of Hong Kong's famous Kowloon urban area and the owner of this company is a relatively obscure man who lives in the naxal-affected West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.
Congress had, on Saturday, questioned Modi's commitment on the black money issue, asking him why no FIR had been filed against Bank of Baroda officials for illegally transferring a whopping Rs 6,172 crore in foreign exchange. CBI and Enforcement Directorate arrested six persons including two officials of a Bank of Baroda branch here in connection with Rs 6,172 crore alleged illegal remittances to Hong Kong through the bank.