Government creates a panel to probe 3 Gandhi family Trusts

Yash Sapra,INN/Gwalior, @infodeaofficial

There was a time when nobody would have thought that the Gandhi Family, one of the most influential, custodians of the Indian National Congress would be accused of money laundering and extracting money from illegal sources to their trust – The Rajiv Gandhi trust.

The home ministry on Wednesday set up an internal committee to coordinate investigations into violation of various legal provisions of PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), Income Tax Act, FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) into three funds namely the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF), Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust linked to the Gandhi family.

All three organizations are headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party leaders P Chidambaram. While her son and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are among the trustees at the RGF.

The government ordered probe will be headed by a Special Director from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and will include officials selected officials from the Income Tax department, CBI, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Home Affairs.

BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said it was not a personal move of the BJP but stated it was natural to form the information that has come out about the RGF. He said if there was a “political motive”, the BJP government “would not have waited for six years to order a probe”.

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