Black Money IA 26.10.2014 -(1)

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

ORIGINAL WRIT JURISDICTION

I.A No. _______ OF 2014

IN

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) No. 176 OF 2009

IN THE MATTER OF

Ram Jethmalani & Ors.                                             Petitioners

Versus

Union of India & Ors.                                               Respondents

 

APPLICATION FOR DIRECTIONS

To,

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of India and His Companion Justices of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

The petitioner humbly begs to submit as under:

MOST REPECTFULLY SHOWETH :

  1. The Applicants/Petitioners have filed the present Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India seeking reliefs prayed for therein. The Applicants/Petitioners further crave leave that the entire record in support of the Writ Petition may be produced at the time of hearing of this Application on which the Petitioner seeks to rely. The Petitioner further craves leave to rely on the reply Affidavit dated 27.10.2014 to I.A no. 14/2014.
  1. The information regarding names of Indian individuals or entities having accounts in Geneva branch of HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary HSBC Private Bank was obtained from a former Bank employee by the French Government. The French Government gave a list of account holders and other connected information in Geneva branch of HSBC Bank way back in June 2011.
  1. That the Applicants/Petitioners who are the original Writ Petitioners are seeking copies of all the correspondence and all the information that Union of India has received from the French government in respect of account holders in the Geneva branch of HSBC Bank or HSBC’s subsidiary.
  1. That the Application is bonafide and made in the interest of justice.

 

PRAYER

In view of the above it is therefore most respectfully prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased :-

 

  1. To direct Respondents to supply copies of all the correspondence and all the information that Union of India has received from the French government in respect of or in relation to Indian account holders in the Geneva branch of HSBC Bank and/or HSBC’s subsidiary; and
  2. Pass any other or such further orders as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit and proper in the interest of justice.

 

Place: New DelhiDate: 27.10.2014

Filed By:

 

Balaji Srinivasan

Advocate on Record for the

Petitioners

 

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