CBI files charge sheet against Teesta Setalvad, spouse for FCRA violations
CBI has filed a charge sheet against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and a company run by them for alleged violation of foreign funding rules.
The charge sheet, which has listed the firm Sabrang Communications and Publishing Private Limited and a man named Sushma Raman, was filed on Saturday in a court in Mumbai, CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said today.
The probe agency had in July 2015 registered a case against Setalvad, who was at the forefront of campaign for 2002 Gujarat riot victims, and others for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in receiving funds from abroad without taking prior permission from the Home Ministry.
The charge sheet has been filed under Section 120 B of Indian Penal Code (criminal conspiracy) along with FCRA 2010 and FCRA 1976, the spokesperson said.
CBI spokesperson RK Gaur yesterday said, the charge sheet, which has listed the firm Sabrang Communications and Publishing Private Limited and one Sushma Raman, was filed in a Special court in Mumbai on Saturday.
The spokesperson said, the court has taken cognizance of the offences and directed the accused to appear before it on the 3rd of next month.