CBI arrests MHA official Anand Joshi

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

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. (ANI)