''Fresh references for obtaining further information in more than 600 cases have been made to the foreign jurisdictions,'' the government said. Read More: Black money: Government to probe new Indian names in HSBC list, says Jaitley
Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said new names of Indians with Swiss bank accounts have come up and their veracity will be checked while 60 prosecutions have already been launched, as a fresh HSBC list revealed by an international body of journalists named more Indians, including big corporates and political leaders.
Jaitley said the tax department has launched 60 prosecutions from an earlier list of Indian account holders in a Swiss branch of HSBC bank and most of the names revealed in today's list are known to the government.
"Some new names have been revealed whose veracity would be checked by authorities," he told reporters here, while adding that the government has put in vigorous efforts towards digging black money during the last 6-7 months.
Many of the names have already been disclosed, but there are some new additions, including that of prominent corporate leaders, politicians, NRIs and others.
Jaitley said he had met top Swiss authorities, including Switzerland's Finance Minister, in Davos last month and it was agreed there that admission by assessees would be considered additional evidence to seek details.
The Indian names revealed on Monday are part of a global list of account holders in HSBC's Swiss private banking arm and their balances for the year 2006-07. They include persons from over 200 countries with total balance of over USD 100 billion.
The 1,195 Indian names are nearly double the 628 names that figured in an earlier HSBC list that was shared by the French government with India in 2011.
''Fresh references for obtaining further information in more than 600 cases have been made to the foreign jurisdictions,'' the government said.
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