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Foreign funds lens on AAP, Enforcement Directorate alleges violation of FCRA rules

An ED official said the agency recently wrote to the ministry after it recovered some documents and emails during a drugs-linked money-laundering probe against former Punjab Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is now with the Congress

Our Special Correspondent New Delhi Published 21.05.24, 09:05 AM
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The Enforcement Directorate has written to the Union home ministry alleging the Aam Aadmi Party, which rules Delhi and Punjab, has received over Rs 7 crore foreign funds in contravention of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), sources said on Monday.

An ED official said the agency recently wrote to the ministry after it recovered some documents and emails during a drugs-linked money-laundering probe against former Punjab AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is now with the Congress.

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AAP leader Atishi accused the BJP of orchestrating political attacks through the federal agency.

“After the failure of the liquor scam and the Swati Maliwal case, now the BJP has brought this new case. This clearly shows the BJP is losing the 20 Lok Sabha seats of Delhi and Punjab. All this is not going to work. People are very angry with Modiji. This is not the ED’s action but of the BJP's,” she said.

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