Home ministry team raids trust run by Udayakumar

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 20:27

Tirunelveli: A three member union home
ministry team on Thursday raided a trust office at Nagercoil run by
S P Udayakumar, who is leading the anti-Kudankulam nuclear
plant stir on charges of receiving foreign funding.

The action by Foreign Division (Foreign Contribution
Regulation) officials comes in the wake of the charge by
minister of state in PMO Narayanaswamy and other Congress
leaders that People`s Movement Against Nuclear Energy was
receiving foreign funds to organise the agitation.

The officials were aided by the Local village
administrative officer.

The ministry officials had already raided the premises of
two NGOs and had frozen their accounts, charging them with
acting against public interest.

The several months long anti-Kudankulam agitation had
stalled the commissioning of the plant, but work was recently
back on track after the Tamil Nadu government gave the green

The organisations, including "Rural Upliftment Centre"and
"Good vision" had filed cases at the Madurai bench of Madras
High Court, seeking quashing of the order.

Udhayakumar had earlier refuted Narayanasamy`s charge and
had even threatened to file a defamation suit against him.

The officials refused to divulge whether any documents had
been seized from Udhayakumar`s office. But they questioned his
wife about the activities of the trust and also handed over a
questionnaire seeking replies to a variety of issues.


First Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 20:27

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