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ED raids Amnesty International office in Bengaluru over alleged FEMA violations

ED officials conducted searches at two locations in Bangalore linked to Amnesty International India.

ED raids Amnesty International office in Bengaluru over alleged FEMA violations

Bengaluru: Amnesty International office in Bengaluru was raided by the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday. 

The ED officials conducted searches at two locations in Bengaluru in connection with FEMA probe against Amnesty International India.

The raids have been on since 2 PM today, news agency ANI said.

"We have been conducting searches at Amnesty's office in Bengaluru and its Director's (Aakar Patel) home since this afternoon," IANS quoted an ED source as saying.

"We will release more information once the search ends," the source added.

Earlier this month, the ED had stopped operations of Greenpeace India Society’s 12 accounts with different banks and three current accounts of a private company pending an ongoing probe into suspected foreign exchange rule violations.