The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids on Senior Advocates Anand Grover and Indira Jaising , in connection with the FIR filed against Lawyers Collective for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
.The raids follow the registration of a case by the CBI against the NGO, Lawyers Collective, of which Jaising and Grover are office bearers. Last month, the CBI had registered the case against Lawyers Collective for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
The CBI acted against the NGO, its functionaries, as well as certain private individuals after receiving a complaint from the Under Secretary to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Anil Kumar Dhasmana. The complaint states that after inspection of the books of accounts and the records of the NGO, a prima facie violation of the FCRA 2010 was noticed.
Lawyers Collective, Grover, and others are booked for suspected offences of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating, making of false statement in the declaration under the FCRA 2010, and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. In addition to invoking the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the CBI has charged them under Sections 33, 35, 37, and 39 of the FCRA 2010 and Section 13(2) with Section 13(1)(d) of the PC Act.