Being targeted due to our work on human rights: Indira Jaising on CBI raids

The searches are being carried out at the Nizamuddin residence and office of Jaising here, the office of the NGO at Jangpura and another office in Mumbai from 5 am, they added.

Published: 11th July 2019 01:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2019 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

Former Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising

Former Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising at her residence in New Delhi. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising alleged on Thursday that she and her husband were being "targeted" by the CBI due to their work in the field of human rights after sleuths from the central agency carried out searches at her residence and office.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is carrying out searches at the residence of former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Jaising and the offices of Lawyers Collective, an NGO run by her husband Anand Grover, officials said.

The searches are being carried out at the Nizamuddin residence and office of Jaising here, the office of the NGO at Jangpura and another office in Mumbai from 5 am, they added.

Grover was booked by the central probe agency for alleged Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) violations in receiving foreign aid.

"Mr Grover and I are being targeted for the human rights work that we have done over the years," Jaising told reporters.

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The CBI had filed an FIR 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 organisation.

Jaising is not named as an accused in the FIR but her alleged role has been mentioned in the complaint of the ministry.

The CBI has booked Grover, the president of Lawyers Collective, and unidentified office-bearers of the organisation, besides unidentified officials in this connection.

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  • l narasimhamurthy

    No accused person has ever admitted his or her wrongs.Anand Grover is already booked for alleged foreign contribution receiving malpractises.In the name of so called human rights this supreme court lawyer and her husband have been acting against the interest of nation on so many occasions.If they are innocent let them prove it before the CBI.They seem to be protesting too much at present.However mighty and powerful you may be the law is still above you should be known to them well than anybody else
    7 days ago reply
  • Naren

    Yeah
    7 days ago reply
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