The complaint was filed by one of the residents of Gulberg society who alleged that the funds collected by their NGOs – Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace, for building a memorial in the memory of those killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots was instead spent on personal use.
The Ministry also ordered review of recent renewal of FCRA registration of 13,000 NGOs to look into the possible goof ups of existing rules.
A day after renewing the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence of an NGO run by activist Teesta Setalvad, the Home Ministry cancelled the same on Wednesday.
The CBI also raised the issue of missing files and said Joshi was not able to answer why the files relating to an NGO were at his house.
CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said the agency had been tracking Joshi and he was detained around 5 pm.
His family said Joshi had been undergoing treatment for depression for nearly two decades.
It said the Chief Justice will set up a regular bench for hearing them as the present combination of judges are not sitting together on a day-to-day basis.
CBI and the state police told a bench headed by Justice A R Dave that Teesta was not cooperating with the investigation and the couple was also not supplying relevant documents relating to how the funds were spent.
The court turned down a plea by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who recalled that the same two-judge bench had on September 11 extended their interim bail till October 15.
The two had approached the court after the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB), Ahmedabad city, froze their bank accounts for alleged embezzlement of funds.
On the allegations of receiving foreign funds, the court had said, “Prima facie, after going through the submission of the prosecution. it appears there may be some kind of misuse of the amount.”
The couple have denied all charges levelled by the Gujarat Police, which alleged that they had misappropriated funds meant for charity.
The Home Ministry said exercising the powers conferred under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the registration of Sabrang Trust has been suspended for a period of 180 days with effect from September 10, 2015.
The Bombay HC granted anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand booked by the CBI under the FCRA for allegedly collecting foreign funds.
The CJP is alleged to have violated various provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).