New Delhi (Agencies) - The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its disapproval over the governments reluctance to divulge details of Indian money in foreign banks. Refusing to accept the governments contention that it could not make public the names of foreign bank account-holders on international propriety grounds, a SC bench said: It is a pure and simple theft of the national money. We are talking about mind-boggling crime. We are not on the niceties of various treaties. Taking up a petition by former Indian Law minister Ram Jethmalani, a division bench of justices B Sudershan Reddy and SS Nijjar remarked: We are talking about huge money. That is plunder of the nation. The Indian apex court also expressed its displeasure over the government affidavit restricting information relating to the money deposited by 26 persons in Liechtenstein Bank in Germany. This is all the information you have or you have something more? the bench asked. The Indian government had on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court the list of Indians who have accounts in Liechtensteins LGT Bank in a sealed cover. Media reports said that at least 26 names have been included in the list submitted before the apex court by the Indian Central Board of Direct Taxes. The Indian government, however, refused to share the information in public domain, stating that it would violate a sovereign agreement between India and Germany. The government has maintained that making the names public would violate Clause 26 of the DTAA and also hamper negotiations with Switzerland and a dozen other countries on amending the existing DTAAs to provide for exchange of information related to bank accounts. Under the clause, the information submitted is privileged and details of the informant, its recipient and that of accountholders cannot be revealed to any third person except share it with the court or investigating agencies. The Supreme Court made it clear that it was not happy with governments approach on the issue. This is the problem which is worrying us. It is not only about tax evasion and has something more, the bench said after it was pointed out that the source of this money might be narcotics, terror fund or arms dealing. It was contended before the court that even the former National Security Advisor MK Narayanan had expressed apprehension that the money stashed in tax havens abroad might have some terror linkage.