NEW DELHI: CBI today registered a case against social activist Teesta Setalvad and her organisation for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in recieving funds from abroad without taking prior permission from the Home Ministry.
In the FIR registered this evening , the agency also named Setalvad's husband Javed Anand and Gulam Mohammed Peshimam, both directors in Sabrang Communications and Publishing based in Santacruz, Mumbai. The case has been registered under IPC section related to criminal conspiracy (120-B) along with provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976, sources said.
When contacted, Setalvad, who was at fore front of campaign for 2002 Gujarat riots victims, said "we are only responding to media reports which are following leakage from the government side."
"We have got nothing from CBI. While we maintain that no rules were violated, we still suo motu wrote a letter to CBI on June 30 assuring them full cooperation and stating that we were willing to co-operate in any investigations. We also told them to give us a notice to furnish any documents they require," she said.