Govt probes Team Anna member Sisodia's NGO on fund source

Authorities have conducted "inspection" at the premises of an NGO of erstwhile Team Anna member Manish Sisodia to check documents related to foreign donations received by it, drawing flak from his associates who described it as a "witch hunt".

The inspection was conducted at the office of NGO Kabir in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar yesterday and today.

According to Sisodia, a team from the Home Ministry examined documents related to foreign contribution to the NGO.

The authorities had sent a letter to Kabir on August three seeking explanation on foreign contribution received by the NGO. Close aides of Sisodia claimed that the authorities have alleged that the funds were used for the agitation for Lokpal bill. The NGO denied the charge and has replied to the letter.

However, authorities decided to physically verify the claims.

Slamming the government move, Team Anna members asked as to who would probe the allegations of corruption against the ministers.

"We are not against this probe. We are cooperating with it. This is good. In fact, we have written to them asking to probe us and if they find that we are guilty, give us double punishment," Sisodia said.

"However, the question is that what will the government do with the CAG report on coal. Will they file an FIR?" he said claiming that 'Kabir' had not received any foreign contribution after 2009.

Activist Arvind Kejriwal said, "Govt may send all its agencies against us. If anything wrong is found, give us double punishment.

"But who would investigate you n your ministers...?" Kejriwal tweeted.

Another erstwhile Team Anna member Kiran Bedi tweeted, "shameful witch hunt.

Strengthening people's resolve to vote this govt out of power the moment people get a chance to do."

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