CBI to produce MHA official Anand Joshi in court today

Home Ministry Under Secretary Anand Joshi was arrested in connection with issuance of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) notices arbitrarily to NGOs for financial gains.

ANI| Updated: May 16, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will produce Home Ministry Under Secretary Anand Joshi in court on Monday after he was arrested in connection with issuance of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) notices arbitrarily to NGOs for financial gains.

Joshi is likely to be produced before the Patiala CBI special court.

Joshi, who went 'missing' from his residence last week after leaving behind a note, in which he said he had been facing 'mental harassment' for the last few months, was detained in the national capital for questioning.

The CBI had registered case against Joshi under Section 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and prevention of corruption act, after conducting raids at four locations, including Joshi's residence and office.

The CBI had said that cash worth Rs. 7.5 lakh and certain 'incriminating documents', including files pertaining to MHA and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, were recovered from the premises of the officer during the raid.