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Anti-nuclear protest: Police search another NGO’s office in TN

MHA had already frozen its clearance to collect foreign contributions charging it of functioning against public interest.

Written by Gopu Mohan | Chennai |
March 31, 2012 2:14:07 am

Close on the heels of the searches by officials from the Union Home Ministry at the office and residence of leader of Koodankulam anti-nuclear protest S P Udayakumar,the Tamil Nadu Police Friday inspected the books of an NGO run by a person associated with the protests.

The police visited the office of the NGO Good Vision,run by former district panchayat president of Kanyakumari Mano Thangaraj,seeking to inspect the record of activities kept there. The officials checked the books and took away some of them which the office-bearers said were daily activity ledger. MHA had already frozen its clearance to collect contributions from abroad under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act charging it of functioning against public interest.

Thangaraj,who is a local leader of the DMK,claimed his NGO had not been receiving any contribution from abroad in the last two years,and that his activities as an individual had no bearing on the functioning of the organisation.

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