New Delhi, Jan 23 (Agencies): Eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani on Sunday rubbished Liechtenstein government's contention that it cannot share information relating to black money stashed by Indians there due to absence of a treaty, saying a bilateral agreement was not required to probe a crime.

"There is no need for a bilateral treaty. Bilateral treaties are dependent upon double taxation business but here, when a crime is being investigated there are already three
tiers under which they are bound to give us the information," the BJP MP said.

"They are trying to engineer things so that they don't get any information...These all are tricks which are intended to justify their acts," Jethmalani also said.

Acting upon Jethmalani's petition on the blackmoney issue, the Supreme Court here had made remarks against government for treating black money as a tax issue saying it
was simple and pure theft of the Indian economy.

The Indian government is facing intense pressure from the opposition parties as well as the Supreme Court to take action against those having stashed illicit wealth in foreign banks, mainly in Switzerland and other locations such as Liechtenstein and Cayman Islands.