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14 detained including Home Ministry officials in violation of FCRA, CBI took swift action on the instructions of Amit Shah

New Delhi: The CBI searched 40 locations across the country on Tuesday and detained 14 people in a massive crackdown on those assisting non...



New Delhi: The CBI searched 40 locations across the country on Tuesday and detained 14 people in a massive crackdown on those assisting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in receiving foreign funds in contravention of the FCRA (Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act). Officials from the Union Home Ministry, representatives from non-governmental organisations, and middlemen are among them.

According to high-level sources, the Home Ministry had obtained evidence that middlemen, in cooperation with some lower-level department officials, were assisting NGOs in fraudulently obtaining or renewing FCRA licences. The ministry also informed Home Minister Amit Shah about the situation. According to sources, Shah ordered the most severe punishment for those implicated in the case. Following that, a complaint was filed with the CBI on behalf of the ministry.

Proof of transaction of money through hawala

Highly placed CBI sources said that some employees of the Ministry of Home Affairs have also been caught doing money transactions with touts. prestigious Some Ministry of Home Affairs workers have also been found performing money transactions with touts, according to CBI sources. There has also been proof of hawala transactions totaling Rs 2 crore so far. According to sources, investigations have taken place at 40 locations across India, including Delhi, Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Mysore. Interrogation is underway for those who have been arrested. Interrogation may be used to arrest some of these people.

Large number of NGO licenses canceled

The Ministry of Home Affairs has made following the FCRA requirements for receiving foreign donations mandatory. Due to regulatory violations, many NGOs' FCRA licences have been revoked.

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