CBI books Teesta Setalvad, husband for illegal foreign funds

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday registered a case against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and associate Peshimam Gulam Mohammad for criminal conspiracy and illegal acceptance of foreign contributions for their company, Sabrang Communications and Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (SCPPL).

The three have been accused of diverting foreign funds to SCPPL by violating the provision of the Foreign Contribution and Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said that the trio has also been booked under various sections of FCRA 2010 and Protection of Civil Rights Act.

“The allegations are of criminal conspiracy for illegal acceptance of foreign contribution without registration and prior permission from the ministry of home affairs,” the official told IANS.

Javed, Teesta and Mohammad are directors of SCPPL, based in Santa Cruz in Mumbai.

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