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CBI raids 40 locations linked to NGOs and MHA officials over alleged FCRA violation

Newdelhi:11/5/22:Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids at 40 locations linked to NGO representatives, their middlemen, and home ministry officials for allegedly facilitating the violation of foreign funding rules. Raids were conducted at multiple locations in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, and some places in Rajasthan yesterday.

The CBI said that hawala transactions worth 2 crore rupees have been detected so far in the raids. It has been detected during the operation that several officials from the home ministry, NGO representatives, and middlemen exchanged money to facilitate the foreign donations in violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. So far, the agency has apprehended around six persons including MHA officials and NGO representatives in connection with the case. CBI officials said that the countrywide raids were conducted based on the inputs provided by the Union home ministry.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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