Cases against four NGOs for diverting funds to fuel protests

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 29 2012, 08:30am hrs
Tightening the noose on those opposing the Kudankulam nuclear project, the government has registered cases against four NGOs for allegedly diverting funds to fuel protests and deported a German national for assisting the agitators.

Cases have been registered against four NGOs for violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act," Union home secretary RK Singh told reporters. The action came days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said non-governmental organisations have received support from abroad for leading protests against the much-awaited nuclear power plant.

Bank accounts of the four NGOs have been frozen after an inquiry conducted by the home ministry reportedly found them diverting funds meant for charity to fuel the protests.

The cases were registered by the Crime Branch of the Tamil Nadu Police and the CBI.

Earlier, a German national was picked up by Tamil Nadu police in Nagercoil for allegedly assisting the protests and deported him. Sonnteg Reiner Hermann (49), against whom a 'look-out notice' was issued by the home ministry, was detained by the police monitoring the anti-KNPP protests.