The inter-ministerial committee announced by the government on Wednesday morning to coordinate the probe into the alleged violation of various laws like money laundering and foreign contributions by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, will hold its first meeting on Thursday morning is likely to adopt a plan of action on how to probe the alleged flow OF Chinese funds to these trusts.
The government has appointed Vivek R Wadekar, special director, Enforcement Directorate (central region), as chairman of this inter-ministerial committee that includes six government agencies including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Central Excise, Income Tax, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, and the Union ministry of home affairs.
Sr official ED head the inter-ministerial committee that will investigate violations by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. MHA constituted an inter-ministerial committee to probe violation of various legal provisions by 3NGOs.
Probe under PMLA and FCRA of 3 trusts, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said those who fight for the truth cannot be intimidated.
The probe will completed within three months in other words, in time for the Bihar assembly election.
Asked if Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi will be questioned, the source said the final decision will rest with Vivek Wadekar.
However, there is no scope for detention or arrest of any of the trustees, said the source, “only harassment”.