08, Oct 2015
NEW DELHI, Oct 08, 2015, DHNS
Says ‘mala fide’ action aimed to nail it
Teesta Setalvad-led Sabrang Trust has challenged the grounds on which the Union Home Ministry has suspended its licence to collect foreign funds, saying the “mala fide” action was the continuation of the measures taken by the Gujarat Police to nail them.
In a 24-page response to the show cause notice issued on September 10, the NGO expressed “shock and surprise” at the order, which has “completely ignored the detailed point by point” response that Sabrang Trust had submitted to the ministry earlier.
“We wish to make it known that we are already subject to what we believe is a malicious investigation at the hands of the Gujarat Police on the registration of an innocuous FIR against two trustees of Citizens for Justice and Peace and Sabrang Trust, consequent to which we have been subject to a thorough financial examination on various relevant and irrelevant issues,” it said.