New Delhi, Jul 11 : Terming it 'vendetta', opposition parties on Thursday lashed out at Union government over the CBI raids at the residence of well known senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover for alleged violation of law on foreign funding for their NGO Lawyers Collective.
Calling it is 'super emergency', the All India Trinamool Congress alleged that the CBI raid at the residence of Indira Jaisingh and Anand Grover "is yet another example of the many instances of vendetta." "This government is harassing citizens and all voices of opposition. This is a super emergency," the TMC said in a tweet. Condemning the raid, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal also called it vendetta.
"I strongly condemn CBI raids on well known senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. Let the law take its own course but subjecting veterans who have all through their lives fought for upholding the rule of law and Constitutional values is clear vendetta", he tweeted.
Alleging that government agencies are targeting the advocate couple, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the conduct of agencies raises serious questions about its intentions.
"While the law must take its course, brazen targeting of well known and respected senior advocates by the government via its agencies raises serious questions about its intentions", he tweeted.
The CBI raided the advocate couple's home in Delhi and Delhi and Mumbai offices of Lawyers Collective on early Thursday morning. "Mr Grover and I are being targeted for the human rights work that we have done over the years", Ms Jaising, former additional solicitor general, responded to the raids.
The Central Bureau of Investigation filed an FIR against Mr Grover, who is the trustee and director of the NGO, and unidentified office-bearers of the organisation, for allegedly violating Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) after Home Ministry filed a complaint.
However, the NGO, established in 1981, had strongly refuted the allegation in a statement issued last month. (UNI)