New Delhi: Seeking the withdrawal of Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to probe black money case, the Centre argued that the order given is not practical and hence cannot be implemented.

The Centre said that the Supreme Court has formed an unworkable mechanism and thus it was difficult for the government to comply with the SC orders.

On Wednesday, Attorney General G E Vahanvati making a plea said that order given by the Apex Court to tackle black money issue is impractical. “On giving super powers to SIT, the Parliament and existing legal system has been ignored”, he said.

Earlier, the government had formed a high-level committee comprising the heads of investigation agencies to monitor the probe into the black money matter, which was declared as SIT by the Supreme Court.
 
"How can the Deputy Director of RBI investigate a case? And no one even knows the name of the IB chief, then how can he be included in SIT? "Vahanvati asked.

However, senior counsel Anil Divan appearing for the petitioners Ram Jethmalani and others said there was nothing wrong in the setting up of the SIT.

It is noteworthy that the Supreme Court has ordered the setting up of SIT, headed by retired SC judges to  investigate “all” cases of black money including tracking and bringing back the black money stashed in banks abroad.

The government has filed the application seeking a change in the order.

JPN/Bureau