The Apex Court also directed that all documents relating to blackmoney must be kept in safe custody of Secretary-level officer of Revenue Department.

The Centre had on May 21 moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of deadline by a week to implement its order on issuing a notification on reconstitution of the SIT to probe all cases of blackmoney by appointing its former judge MB Shah as the chairman.

The application in this regard was filed a day before the three-week deadline set by the Apex Court on May 1.

The Centre's plea stated that there was need for more time to implement the order in view of the change in the government.

The application was filed six days after a vacation bench in the Apex Court on May 16 did not agree to give urgent hearing to the UPA government's plea for review of its judgements constituting the panel under Justice Shah.

Besides Justice Shah, the Apex Court also appointed its retired judge Arijit Pasayat as the Vice Chairman of the SIT for providing guidance and direction in the investigation of all cases of blackmoney in the country and abroad.

(JPN)

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