Congress attacks Modi government over banking-hawala scam

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New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Congress on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government on the issue of black money after reports about unearthing of Rs 2,240 crore banking-hawala scam came into light.

“The Prime Minister has now given the nation a money laundering scheme. About Rs 2,240 crore has been laundered from Mumbai banks,” Congress spokesman R.P. N. Singh told media persons.

“Prime Minister talks of bringing black money back, but from Delhi and Mumbai, there is evidence of crores of rupees being stashed away from the country,” he added.

According to reports, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mumbai has unearthed a ‘banking-hawala’ scam, in which reputed public sector banks illegally remitted Rs 2,240 crore overseas based on forged documentation and declarations of traded goods by exporters and importers.

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