CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST DELHI BASED ORGANISATION AND OTHERS FOR ALLEGEDLY RECEIVING FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION OF GOVT OF INDIA
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against an Association/Foundation based in Janakpuri, New Delhi and other unknown persons under the provisions of Indian Penal Code and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for allegedly having received foreign contribution of Rs.1,40,53,434/-(approx.) without prior permission of Government of India during the period from 2005-06 to 2007-08.
The case was registered on a complaint given by FCRA Wing of M H A U/s 43 of FCRA, 2010 for CBI to investigate violations under this Act involving foreign contribution of Rs.One crore or more or its equivalent. It may be mentioned that as per FCRA, 2010 no person having a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme is eligible to accept foreign contribution without a Certificate of Registration from the Central Government.
Searches in the offices of said Foundation as well as at the residential premises of its office bearers at various places in Delhi/Gurgaon were carried out. The documents recovered during searches are being scrutinized.