The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi against an ex-MLA of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Sangrur Constituency for violation of provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976.

A case was registered against him in 2007 on the allegations of accepting foreign contribution from foreign sources in his savings bank account in a New Delhi-based foreign bank in contravention of provisions of FCRA, 1976 from nine overseas companies / trusts based in United Kingdom.

CBI investigation revealed that the accused being a sitting MLA of Punjab Vidhan Sabha during the period 2002 to 2007, accepted foreign contributions to the tune of USD 14,79,455.48 equivalent to INR 6,94,16,880.70 from the said nine overseas entities without seeking prior approval of the Central Government. He did not, subsequently, intimate also the Central Government about the same, thereby violating provisions of FCRA, 1976.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

CBI Press Release

New Delhi , 25-02-2011

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