The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed to have found “important evidence” of corrupt practices against Greenpeace India, a non-governmental environmental organisation.
The ED conducted raids at the Bengaluru office of Greenpeace India and other locations. ED sources told India Today TV that they have seized several documents. They claimed that these documents indicate that the NGO collected funds using fraudulent means.
Greenpeace has been accused of violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to receive funds from abroad. In 2015, the central government had cancelled the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration of Greenpeace.
Agencies have been accusing it of being involved in “anti-national activities”, a charge denied by the NGO.
However, with the ED claiming evidence of fraudulent means against Greenpeace India, the international NGO may have much explaining to do now.