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CBI Registers Criminal Case Against Lawyers Collective Over Alleged Violation of FCRA

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case against senior advocate Anand Grover and his non-governmental organisation Lawyers Collective for allegedly violating rules under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, PTI reported. Grover is a trustee and director of the NGO. Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising, who is married to Grover, is a trustee and secretary.

The first information report named Grover and unidentified office-bearers and functionaries of the organisation, officials said. Some private persons and public servants were also named as accused under Indian Penal Code provisions on forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

In May, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to Lawyers Collective and the two senior lawyers for the alleged violation of rules after another organisation, Lawyers Voice, filed a petition seeking their criminal prosecution.