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ED issues show cause notice to Amnesty Intl for FEMA violation of over 51 cr

  • The notice was issued last month by the Adjudicating Authority of the FEMA
  • The central agency had last year conducted searches at the offices of the organisation in Bengaluru

New Delhi: The ED has issued a show cause notice to Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog, for alleged violation of the foreign exchange law to the tune of over 51 crore, officials said on Thursday,

They said the notice was issued, after completion of the probe, under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

The notice was issued last month by the Adjudicating Authority of the FEMA which is a special director rank officer of the Enforcement Directorate, the officials said.

The alleged FEMA contravention is related to the borrowing and lending regulations to the tune of 51.72 crore for rendering civil society activities in the country by getting remittances from its parent body, Amnesty International UK, in the garb of export of services, they said.

The central agency had last year conducted searches at the offices of the organisation in Bengaluru on charges of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). PTI NES CPS SNE SNE

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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