'India gave forged documents in black money case'
New Delhi, May 11: Embarrassing the Indian government, the Swiss Justice Department said that it had received forged documents from New Delhi 2 years ago in connection with an alleged Rs.40,000 crore ($8 billion) scam in which racehorse breeder Hassan Ali is involved. Stud-farm owner in Pune, Ali was reportedly transferred the money to Swiss bank accounts and had come on the Enforcement Directorate's radar.
Folco Galli, the Swiss government spokesperson said to a news channel in india, "The documents submitted are forged." The Swiss spokesperson added that though his government has submitted certain queries to the Indian officials in Apr 2007, India had not replied yet. "India makes only few requests per year to Switzerland for legal aid in tracking down black money," he said.
Black money issue is the key campaign topic for BJP and the party has even vowed that if voted to power would bring back billions of rupees stashed away abroad.