SPS has replied to ED notice, says Hiremath

SPS has replied to ED notice, says Hiremath

SPS has replied to ED notice, says Hiremath

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has issued notices to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) receiving foreign funds, has served a notice on Samaj Parivarthan Samudaya (SPS) asking details of foreing funds utilisation. The SPS received the notice on June 14 and it has submitted its reply to the ED on June 15.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, SPS senior advisor S R Hiremath said: “Iron ore industrialist Tapal Ganesh had filed a complaint against the SPS that it has misused foreign funds. Based on the complaint, the State government had ordered a CID inquiry. Later, the government had referred the matter to the ED as the NGOs receiving foreign funds doesn’t come under its purview. Therefore, the ED had issued the notice and the SPS has already replied to the notice,” he said.

Foreign funding

He said, the SPS received about Rs 15 lakh to Rs 25 lakh from foreign funding agencies annually. The ED was satisfied from the reply given by the SPS, he said.

Hiremath said, he had retired from the SPS president’s post in 2009. Now, F B Habib was handling the affairs of the SPS.

Some politicians are conspiring to suppress the SPS as it has launched a crusade against illegalities in which they (politicians) are involved. They have been levelling false allegations against the SPS. The SPS has maintained transparency in its transactions and it is ready to face any probe, he said.

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