The July 4, 2011 order setting up the SIT was passed on a petition by Jethmalani.
The court reiterated its July 4, 2011, direction to the government to issue appropriate notification on the constitution of the SIT, and that it would commence its work as early as possible. However, the court declined to pass any order on Jethmalani's plea asking the SIT to submit a status report of its investigations, saying it would hold the next hearing Aug 20 and only then it would see if there is any report on the progress of investigation. The July 4, 2011, court order said the SIT would submit periodic status reports to keep the apex court informed of all major developments.
The court also said the government would provide all information and documents to Jethmalani with respect to 18 people against whom investigation has been completed and prosecution launched by the Income Tax department, and another eight against whom no tax violation was found. The 26 names are from among those holding accounts in Liechtenstein. The government had submitted the names to the court. (IANS)