Home ministry orders probe into Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, other trusts


New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee was formed to coordinate probe into violation of legal provisions of PMLA, I-T Act, FCRA by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

The home ministry order said two other trusts such as Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, will also be investigated.

The order said the probe committee will be headed by a Special Director of Enforcement Directorate.

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, established on June 21, 1991, is in the eye of the storm over its funding from Chinese government-linked organisations.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation while former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram are members of the board.

The ruling BJP at the Centre has been targeting the Gandhi family and the Congress over their links with China claiming that China had funded the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.


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