"We have already filed the first report (on black money) in August. Certainly I am hopeful about the timely submission of second report," Shah said.

On Wednesday, Attorney General submitted a list of 627 names having accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, to the apex court, Shah informed that the list was already known to the team.

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"Investigation is going on. Without investigation it is very difficult to say that a person is guilty or that person has done something wrong. A person is required to be heard first," he said.

Shah, a retired Supreme Court judge, said investigation in these cases is not easy. "It is not easy because when a department also issues a  notice, it takes time. Concerned parties and assessees replies take time," the SIT chief said.

Shah denied that government's probe in black money case is an eyewash. "It is not eyewash. Nothing is eyewash. Nothing can be said to be eye wash. On the contrary we got some results also," he said.

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