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Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani denies having illegal foreign bank accounts

Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:57 PM
 
India's wealthiest tycoon Mukesh Ambani rejected on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014, allegations by anti-corruption fighter Arvind Kejriwal that he holds illegal accounts abroad. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's wealthiest tycoon Mukesh Ambani rejected on Tuesday allegations by anti-corruption fighter Arvind Kejriwal that he holds illegal accounts abroad.

Anti-corruption campaigner Kejriwal, who resigned earlier this month after a 49-day stormy stint as chief minister of New Delhi, has launched a barrage of attacks on the billionaire.

At a recent election rally, Mr Kejriwal, who heads the Aam Aadmi leader or Common Man Party, read out numbers of what he alleged were two Swiss bank accounts belonging to Mukesh Ambani and his younger sibling Anil.

"Neither Reliance Industries Limited nor Mr Mukesh Ambani have or had any illegitimate accounts anywhere in the world," said a statement by the petrochemical-to-retail conglomerate.

 
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