The breaking news of the day states that Julian Assange has said in a report that he will announce the names of Indian with Swiss accounts in 2012.
Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks.
Presently, he is under a house arrest in UK and said this statement through a video-conferencing during a meeting held in New Delhi, that whistleblower Rudolf Elmer, who handed over CDs containing information to him, is undergoing trial and it would not be proper to make disclosures at this juncture.
While answering to a question that if he will announce the names of Indians holding Swiss account, Julian said ‘Yes’. He said information about all those accounts will be released in 2012 that will affect India.
Julian said since Elmer was jailed and facing legal action, he would not like to comment on the issue at the moment. While in his video-conferencing, he said, “For that reason, unfortunately, I cannot speak about information related to Swiss accounts in great detail… we must protect our people.”
Further, Julian said, “Governments in some countries are “sucking out” data from emails and internet transactions and passing on this “economic intelligence” to companies like Wal-Mart.”
In the meantime, Julian Assange also stated that NTRO, which he termed was India’s equivalent of National Security Agency of the US, was engaged in similar kind of surveillance under the cover of keeping track of “Islamic terror.”