German had links with anti-Kudankulam stir: PC

Sonnteg Reiner Hermann was suspected to have been involved in the anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam.

New Delhi: There was information to show
that a German national, who was deported on Tuesday, had links
with the anti-Kudankulam nuclear project protests which was
not consistent with his tourist visa, Home Minister P
Chidambaram said today.

Addressing a press conference, he said Sonnteg Reiner
Hermann was sent back to Frankfurt on a flight yesterday
because his conduct here was certainly not consistent with a
person who comes here as a tourist.

"There was information to show that he had links with the
anti-Kudankulam stir that was not consitent with a person who
had come here on a tourist visa," he said.

The minister also disclosed that cases have been filed
against four NGOs after it was found prima facie that they
were involved in diversion of foreign funds from the purpose
for which they were received.

He declined to give names of the organisation and nor
would specifically say that these funds were used for fuelling
anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam.

Chidambaram said that the German national had come to
India on a tourist visa despite a look-out notice against him
for the activities he indulged in during his previous visit.

"A tourist who comes to India cannot associate with
activities which are semi-political and protest activities.

That is not for which a tourist visa is given," he said.
On the cases against four NGOs, he said the CBI has been
asked to register cases against two while the other two have
been left to Tamil Nadu police.

"There is reason to believe funds were diverted from the
purpose for which foreign funds were given. Prima facie there
is evidence to register cases," he said.


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