Foreign contributions: CBI conducts 40 raids including in Mysuru

Foreign contributions: CBI conducts 40 raids including in Mysuru

May 11, 2022

New Delhi: After getting a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a nationwide operation at about 40 locations including Mysuru in connection with Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, (FCRA) 2020 violation.

A detailed note on 3 FCRA-clearance networks which are reportedly operating and have linkages with Government officials are charging speed money or problem resolution money. It has been decided, with the approval of the competent authority, that CBI should immediately investigate this matter for taking necessary action, read an official letter.

When the alleged violation was brought to the notice of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Union Minister immediately asked the CBI to take action into the matter. The operations are underway in Delhi, Rajasthan, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mysuru, etc, to “nab representatives of NGOs, middlemen and public servants of MHA’s FCRA division who were facilitating illegal FCRA clearances in lieu of bribes.”

“CBI has apprehended some accused, including public servants, while bribes were being exchanged. Half a dozen public servants and others are being quizzed. These individuals were allegedly committing a violation of FCRA provision and facilitating illegal clearance of FCRA matters in exchange for bribes,” said a senior CBI official.

Ten people including six public servants are being questioned. During searches, transactions of Rs. 2 crore have been allegedly found which were routed through the hawala channel.

The FCRA division of MHA is responsible for granting permission to NGOs under FCRA to receive funds from abroad. This division is also responsible for the cancellation of the licences of the NGOs that violate the law. There are 16,890 NGOs registered with MHA and the registration over around 20,600 NGOs have been cancelled for various violations in the past decade. In March, the MHA had told the Parliament that it had rejected the renewal licences of 466 NGOs since 2020.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Foreign contributions: CBI conducts 40 raids including in Mysuru”

  1. Appukuttan says:

    I would call this as an ‘operation eye wash’. CBI is pretending that they are doing something about the Hawala money operations which are massive, originating from the Gulf Countries and operated by Keralite crime bosses resident there. Considering the USDs involved, the amount recovered is so very small!
    Keralite crime bosses above are very successfully operating the massive network of Hawala money for years, combined with their large gold smuggling operations through the 4 Kerala international airports which mainly connect the Gulf Countries. The CBI and customs officials are in their bag, and so too some ministers and MPs.
    These crime bosses are waiting for the Mysore airport expansion, when a non-stop air route to Doha , Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be established. The expansion of their operations into Mysore area means large numbers of Keralites will be involved and are already settled in Mysore city as well as in the Wayanad-Nanjangud-Mysore corridor, running the Hawala money channel.
    Kerala government sees Mysore as a lightly settled area and are already encouraging their citizens who want to migrate. Your MP Simha ‘s plan of Hassan-Kodagu-Kerala Highway is very welcome by the Kerala government. Simha will destroy your city this way. He does not care. I wonder why?
    Now about the CBI. Why have they not caught the millions of USDs coming through the Hawala channel? Why is Indian Home Ministry is powerless to do anything about this massive gold smuggling operation running every week from the above Gulf cities? Because, these operations are very clandestine. Corruption involved is massive.
    Indian Rupee is worthless waste paper. The de facto currency for serious business is USD. Hence, the Hawala operation is so successful.
    You just only look at the amount of gold smuggled appearing as converted Jewellery in Mysore! You only have to see how much Mysore is expanding every year with large properties appearing as owned by non-Mysoreans. This is not Royal Mysore, In knew when studying there, decades ago.
    You will see from time-to-time these kinds of raids, cynically CBI does these to show they are doing something, recovering insignificant foreign currency!
    Just wait for your Greater Mysore, the Hassan-Kodagu-Kerala Highway and the Jet aircraft landing in Mysore from Doha! The Kerala Government and a large numbers of Kerala citizens are interested in Greater Mysore for settlement.
    Your state government is so weak, and corrupt, and your city administration is so corrupt too.

  2. Howdy, Modi! says:

    “Ten people including six public servants are being questioned. During searches, transactions of Rs. 2 crore have been allegedly found which were routed through the hawala channel”
    Indian Rupee as a currency is worthless even in India! Just work out how much this 2 Crores is worth in USD or Euros? This is piitance, and the corrupt CBI -every law enforcement agency in India is corrupt to the core, so are politicians and officials, who constantly ask us settled in the West to give them the hard currency. Indian hard currency reserve in USDs is achieved mainly through deposits from its citizens settled in the West, and unlike China is not achieved through any trade. Its software outsourced work is cheap and not significant as there is no innovative work there.
    The graft currency is USD in India. No government official accepts worthless Indian Rupees as bribes!
    What they have caught is a small number of insignificant low level officials. The MPs, the central and state ministers who are massively corrupt and expect their bribes in USDs are never caught.
    The gold smuggling and Hawala money channels are worth hundreds of millions of USDs, arguably a few billion USDs-that big!
    This is Independent India of 2022. The tech India of Narendra Modi!! Well, Sonia and Rahul have made their money .
    the democracy of Siddaramaiah and Basavaraj Bommaii in Karnataka! I bet, they do not trust INR and deal in USDs! Jai Hind!!
    Oh, btw, do not forget Home Minister Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah. Wonder how much USD holding he has!!


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