Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal in his rally in Punjab on Monday gave details of alleged Swiss bank accounts that he claimed were opened to allegedly stash Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder and his family’s ill-gotten money.
Reportedly, in an ‘Inqlaab’ rally in Kotshamir in Bathinda alleged that captain and his family amassed huge wealth when he was chief minister of Punjab (2002-2007). He claimed the accounts are held in the names of Amarinder’s wife Perneet Kaur, their son Raninder, and a family trust.
“While Modiji is claiming he is trying to curb black money by demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes… I am giving you the Swiss bank account numbers 5090184484 and 5090184485, which were opened on July 26, 2005 in the names of Raninder and his mother, Perneet Kaur, and another account number 5090284483 in the name of the trust floated by the mother and son,’’ Kejriwal said.
He also said that Captain before coming into power in 2002, had gone bankrupt and within three years after coming to power, he (Captain) and his family opened accounts in the Swiss bank, where the family member used to transfer a huge sum of money every month.
He further challenged Prime Minister to investigate the details of black money hoarders outside the country, rather than going after the poor of the country. He also went on to dare Captain Amarinder to file a defamation suit against him if the information was wrong.
However, Captain hit back at Kejriwal, accusing him of acting as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s “paid agent.” He insisted that the allegations against him were old and unauthenticated while calling Kejriwal’s claim “fabricated and politically motivated”.
Captain Amarinder reportedly said the alleged account numbers which the AAP leader says are held by his family members were the same old numbers which his colleague Ashish Khetan had released in March 2016, and which he had already proved to be a sham.