A group of Members of Rajya Sabha belonging to the opposition has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘strongly’ condemning the raids conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the residences of lawyer Indira Jaising and her husband Anand Grover.
A group of Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha have written to PM Narendra Modi condemning the raids on senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in a FCRA case, say ‘it is a brute show of intimidation and gross abuse of power’ pic.twitter.com/xSq1iKDf43
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2019
The searches were conducted by CBI in connection with the alleged FCRA violations by Jaising’s NGO Lawyers Collective. The Mumbai and Delhi offices of the NGO were searched. CBI had also filed an FIR against Grover and her NGO for FCRA violations under sections 120-B, 406, 120, and 199 of the IPC and sections 33, 35, 37, and 39 of the FCRA and some sections of the PC Act.
Among the opposition MPs of the Upper House who signed the letter addressed to PM Modi include Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, Anand Sharma, Ch. Sukhram Singh Yadav, Jaya Bachhan, Santanu Sen, T Subbarami Reddy, K K Ragesh, D Raja, T K Rangarajan, Ahamed Hassan, Binoy Viswam, Sanjay Singh, Satish Chandra Mishra, Chhaya Verma, Ravi Prakash Verma, Kanwar Deep Singh, Narain Dass Gupta, Sushil Kumar Gupta, Shanta Chhetri, Jogen Chowdhury, K Keshava Rao, Abdul Wahab, Jairam Ramesh, Jharna Das Baidya, Sarojini Hembram, B K Hariprasad, L Hanumanthaiah, G C Chandrashekhar, Elamaram Kareem, K Somaprasad, Ram Gopal Yadav, and Vishambhar Prasad Nishad.
Calling the searches by the CBI an act of coercion and intimidation, the MPs urged the government to stop the searches.