CBI registers case against Gujarat riots activist Teesta Setalvad, husband for ‘illegal’ foreign aid

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now officially commenced its probe against civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, in connection with the case of receiving foreign funds without taking permission from the government.

An FIR has been registered by CBI against Setalvad, her husband, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) founder member Gulam Mohammed Peshimam and Sabrang Communications and Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company through which funds were allegedly received.

The Union Home Ministry had handed over the probe to CBI after irregularities were found under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA). The case has also been booked under FCRA.

The allegation holds that Sabrang Trust received funds from abroad to the tune of Rs 1 crore. The Gujarat government had alleged that these funds had been misused.

Setalvad is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), the organisation which is fighting for justice for victims of communal violence in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The CJP is a co-petitioner, which is seeking criminal trial of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then Chief Minister of Gujarat along with 62 other politicians and government officials for complicity in the Gujarat violence.

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  1. WAS IT NOT EXPECTED ????? :- Teesta Setalvad (born 1962) is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist. She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organisation formed for fighting for justice for the victims of communal violence in the state of Gujarat in 2002. CJP is a co-petitioner seeking criminal trial of Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and the current Prime minister of India and 62 other politicians and government officials for complicity in the Gujarat violence of 2002 and whose names did not figure in any of the FIRs /charge sheets that formed the subject matter of the various Session Trials regarding the riots at that point of time. Four of the accused since then were charge-sheeted, of whom Dr. Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi have already been convicted.

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