Jaising says being targetted for human rights work
New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday morning raided former Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising's residence in Delhi, in connection with an FCRA violation case it registered against NGO, Lawyers Collective and its founder Anand Grover. Grover is married to Jaising.
Speaking to the press a few hours after the raids began, Jaising said, "I and Mr Grover are being targetted because of the human rights work that we have been doing."
CBI sleuths raided a total of five locations in Mumbai and Delhi in connection with the case. Two offices of Lawyers Collective and one residence of Grover were searched in Mumbai. In the Capital, Jaising and Grover's house in Nizammudin East was searched in addition to Jaising's office at C-65 Nizamuddin East.
When the probe agency had registered the case, LC, Jaising, and Grover had come out with a joint statement expressing shock and outrage over the CBI's action, which was based on an MHA investigation into alleged FCRA violations by LC. Jaising is not an accused in CBI's FIR.
At least 50 opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha also issued a joint statement condemning the raids at Jaising and Grover's premises and called it a "brute show of intimidation" and a "gross abuse of power".