Govt to constitute EOW under Crime Branch

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Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (UNI) The Kerala Government is planning to constitute an Economic Offence Wing (EOW) under the Crime Branch to check the illegal flow of foreign funds to trusts and other religious organisations in Kerala, Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said today.

Since the state had certain limitations to check the flow of foreign funds and cheating under the cover of these organisations, the Centre should take an effective step in this regard, he said, at a press conference organised in connection with the second anniversary of the Left Democratic Front Government in the state.

Stating that the Government would take all measures within the limits, he said it would seek the Centre to take a positive step in this regard.

Pointing out that the Government had observed that certain institutions were amazing wealth by using loopholes in the existing Acts, he said the Government would consider to amend the existing Acts.

The Government would not encourage any political organisation to unleash attack against fake centers, he said and assured also assured that if any such incident occured strict action would be taken.

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