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Probe against three Gandhi family trusts

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 8 - An inter-ministerial team has been set up by the government to coordinate probe into the alleged violation of various laws, like money laundering and foreign contributions by three Nehru-Gandhi family linked trusts, including Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF).

The decision was taken nearly a fortnight after the BJP said that the RGF had received funds from the Chinese Embassy. The allegation came amidst the standoff between the Indian Army and China�s PLA in Ladakh.

A Home Ministry spokesperson said a special director in the Enforcement Directorate will head the inter-ministerial team.

�The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into violation of various legal provisions of PMLA, Income Tax Act, FCRA etc., by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

�Special Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will head the committee,� a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) deals with cases related to money laundering and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) deals with acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions.

While launching an attack on the Congress party over the RGF having received funds from the Chinese Embassy a few years ago, Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had questioned whether it was a �bribe� for lobbying for a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and China.

Prasad took on the opposition party after BJP president JP Nadda raised the issue in his virtual rally for party workers in Madhya Pradesh. � PTI

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Probe against three Gandhi family trusts

NEW DELHI, July 8 - An inter-ministerial team has been set up by the government to coordinate probe into the alleged violation of various laws, like money laundering and foreign contributions by three Nehru-Gandhi family linked trusts, including Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF).

The decision was taken nearly a fortnight after the BJP said that the RGF had received funds from the Chinese Embassy. The allegation came amidst the standoff between the Indian Army and China�s PLA in Ladakh.

A Home Ministry spokesperson said a special director in the Enforcement Directorate will head the inter-ministerial team.

�The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into violation of various legal provisions of PMLA, Income Tax Act, FCRA etc., by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

�Special Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will head the committee,� a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) deals with cases related to money laundering and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) deals with acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions.

While launching an attack on the Congress party over the RGF having received funds from the Chinese Embassy a few years ago, Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had questioned whether it was a �bribe� for lobbying for a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and China.

Prasad took on the opposition party after BJP president JP Nadda raised the issue in his virtual rally for party workers in Madhya Pradesh. � PTI

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