The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against social welfare organisation Oxfam India and its office bearers for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and carried out searches at its office in Delhi, officials said.
The move comes about a fortnight after the Centre recommended a CBI probe into the alleged violation of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
The complaint, which is now part of the FIR, has alleged that though Oxfam India’s FCRA registration ceased, it planned to circumvent the law by taking other routes to channelise funds.
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”From the email found during IT survey by the CBDT it appears that the Oxfam India is providing funds to the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) through its associates/employees in the form of commission. The same is also reflected from the TDS data of the Oxfam India which shows payment of Rs 12.71 lakh to the CPR in the F.Y. 2019-20…,” the complaint has allege, as reported by news agency PTI.
It said the organisation got FCRA registration to carry out social activities but payment made to CPR through its associates or employees in the form of commission — professional or technical services — is not in the line with its stated objectives.
”This is violation of section 8 & 12(4) of the FCRA 2010,” it alleged.
(with PTI inputs)