CBI formally charges ex-MLA for receiving foreign funds

February 25th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formally charged a former legislator from Punjab for allegedly accepting Rs.6.94 crore from foreign sources in his savings bank account. The charge sheet in this respect has been filed in a Delhi court.The case is against Arvind Khanna, who represented Sangrur constituency during 2002-2007, an official said Friday.

“A case was registered against him in 2007 for accepting money from foreign sources in his savings bank account in a New Delhi-based foreign bank in contravention of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of 1976,” said the official.

The CBI said Khanna accepted foreign contributions from nine overseas companies and trusts based in United Kingdom to the tune of Rs.6.94 crore without seeking prior approval of the government, thus violating FCRA.

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