Citizens for Justice and Peace

CBI shows rare speed on Teesta Setalvad’s case but slow to act in 16 other similar cases

31, Jul 2015

Imran Ahmed Siddiqui
Friday, 31 July 2015 10:39 AM
New Delhi: The CBI has been quick to raid activist Teesta Setalvad’s house and seek her “custodial interrogation” within a week of registering a case, but tardy in 16 cases involving NGOs referred to it by the Union home ministry.
Between 2012 and 2014, the Centre handed the investigative agency 24 cases relating to NGOs alleged to have violated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). But it has yet to start a probe in 16 cases.
In the case of Teesta – a known critic of the Prime Minister – and her husband Javed Anand, the CBI has wasted little time. The couple have been charged with violating the FCRA for allegedly not seeking home ministry approval before accepting grants from the US-based Ford Foundation for their two NGOs.


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