Rejecting allegations of stashing away unaccounted money in Swiss accounts, Jet Airways today said there is no account in the name of its Chairman Naresh Goyal in HSBC Bank, Geneva, though he is entitled to have bank accounts outside India as he is an NRI.
“There is no account in the name Mr Naresh Goyal in the Swiss bank as has been alleged. Besides, Mr Naresh Goyal has been an NRI since January 1991. He is entitled to have bank accounts outside India”.
“The suggestion that there has been any unaccounted money stashed away in Swiss accounts is entirely false,” a statement issued by Jet Airways said.
The carrier said Goyal is an NRI and had received a routine enquiry letter from the Income Tax department regarding a bank account at HSBC Geneva of M/S Tailwinds Ltd, a company based in the Isle of Man.
“The existence of the company M/S Tailwinds is fully disclosed to various departments of the government. All questions have been satisfactorily replied to the Income Tax department,” it said.