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CBI carries out raid at Teesta Setalvad’s premises alleging embezzlement

Confirming the development CBI spokespersonsaid that the raids are underway at the office and the residential premises of Teesta Setalvad and her husband in Mumbai.

Written by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai | Updated: July 14, 2015 12:58 pm
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing allegations of embezzlement against civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and businessman Gulam Mohammed Peshimam and Sabrang Communications and Publishing Pvt Ltd (SCPPL) has carried out raids at the office and the residence of the activist in Mumbai on Tuesday.

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Confirming the development CBI spokesperson told The Indian Express that the raids are underway at the office and the residential premises of the activists in Mumbai. Sources say searches would also be carried out in Gujarat and Delhi. On July 7 the agency registered a case against the activist for allegedly receiving funds from foreign entities without prior permission or intimation from the government. The case has been registered under certain sections of the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Sources say that the activist and her husband are likely to be questioned during the searches.

According to sources, the Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) ( both run by Teesta and her husband) allegedly received foreign funds. The said amount were diverted to SCPPL. The FIR was lodged after the Home Ministry found alleged discrepancies by the two NGOs under FCRA. The probe by Home Ministry was under taken after a letter sent by the Gujarat government detailing out irregularities on the part of the NGOs run by Teesta and requesting for a thorough probe.

Teesta has been fighting the battle for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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    aram
    Jul 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm
    Modi keep in mind time never remain same now by then, 100% you will be punished by the god we know your bucher and dangerous politision ever in indian history, poor india brain less people elected you by mistakenly
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      aram
      Jul 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm
      Now modi became dictator he will do whoever is honest and against him like she is suffering
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        Nel Augustin
        Jul 15, 2015 at 2:29 pm
        yes Acche din for Sang Parivar for sure. Systematically all the jan sanghis Maya kodnani,Babu bajrangi,Vanjara etc etc are out of prison now and many to be released soon leave the country countering inflation.....and the PM on tour endless tour around world in 360 days.Keep it up.
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          Nel Augustin
          Jul 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm
          Militant hindus with help of govts. killed innocent Muslims and Sikhs in worst ever macres in secular India and are regarded as patriots where as you trapped minorities in false cases and called them traitors. Keep it up your double standards..
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            Rajesh
            Jul 14, 2015 at 2:50 pm
            As you sow, you shall reap. You cannot make false cases against a man for over a decade and not think that karma will give you a dose in return.
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