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Blackmoney: Govt may seek review of SC order

New Delhi: Government on Friday indicated that it might seek a review of the Supreme Court order constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which includes two former apex court judges, on black money stashed abroad.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Law Minister Veerappa Moily gave the indication when they met reporters here separately.

"As and when it (decision) will be taken you will come to know…Decision is communicated not the process of decision making", Mukherjee said, when asked specifically whether the government is considering seeking a review of the decision of the Supreme Court.

Moily, who apparently discussed the issue with Mukherjee, told reporters, "government is discussing the Supreme Court order on SIT. It is not a question of review…No decision has been taken".

On July 4, pulling up the government for the "laggardly pace" in investigations into the issue of black money stashed abroad, the apex court appointed a SIT headed by former Supreme Court judge B P Jeevan Reddy to investigate and monitor steps taken to bring the unaccounted money back home.

Another former apex court judge M B Shah will be Vice Chairman of the 13-member SIT into which Director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has been inducted.

The court also directed that the High-Level Committee (HLC) constituted by the government to look into the issue of black money would "forthwith" be a part of the SIT.

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