CBI Raids Lawyers Indira Jaising, Anand Grover In Foreign Funding Case

New Delhi: Senior lawyers Indira Jaising and her husband Anand Grover are being raided by the CBI, which have accused them of violating a law on foreign funding for Mr Grover’s NGO.

Raids started at around 5 am at the Nizamuddin home of Indira Jaising, the office of the NGO in Jangpura and an office in Mumbai. The CBI had earlier filed a case against Anand Grover and his NGO Lawyers Collective for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

The Home Ministry complaint alleged that the group received over Rs 32 crore between 2006 and 2014. Irregularities were noticed in 2010, it said.

The CBI’s case involves contributions to their NGO when Indira Jaising was Additional Solicitor General between 2009 and 2014. The expenses of her foreign trips at the time were from the NGO without the Home Ministry’s approval, according to the agency.

The CBI’s First Information Report says Indira Jaising received a remuneration of Rs 96.60 lakh from Lawyers Collective.

Lawyers Collective had put out a strong denial of all the charges.

Indira Jaising, Anand Grover and Lawyers Collective had issued a press statement rejecting the allegations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the raids. “I strongly condemn CBI raids on well-known senior advocates @IJaising and Mr Anand Grover. Let the law take its own course but subjecting veterans who have all through their lives fought for upholding the rule of law and constitutional values is clear vendetta,” (Agencies)