New Delhi, July 11: Hours after the Central Bureau of Investigation carried out searches at the residence of noted lawyer Indira Jaising and offices of Lawyers Collective, an NGO run by her husband Anand Grover on Thursday, a group of Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha have written to PM Narendra Modi condemning the raids. The opposition had called this a brute show of intimidation and gross abuse of power.
Condemning the act by the central probing agency, the opposition parliamentarians wrote to PM Modi stating, "This, latest in a long line of coercion and intimidation of Ms Jaising and Mr Grover, is nothing short to a brute of intimidation as well as a gross abuse of power." They also criticised the CBI saying both the advocates have fully cooperated with the authorities ever since criminal charges were filed against them in alleged FCRA violation cases. CBI Raids Lawyers Indira Jaising, Anand Grover In Foreign Funding Case
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A group of Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha have written to PM Narendra Modi condemning the raids on senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in a FCRA case, say 'it is a brute show of intimidation and gross abuse of power' pic.twitter.com/xSq1iKDf43
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019
Earlier in the day, the CBI conducted teh searches at the Nizamuddin residence and office of Jaising, the office of the NGO in Jangpura and an office in Mumbai from 5 in the morning. It is to be known that Grover was booked by the agency for alleged FCRA violations in receiving foreign aid.
The FIR was filed by the agency on against Grover and the NGO on the basis of a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which had alleged several discrepancies in the utilisation of foreign aid received by the group.