Delhi Assembly polls: Plea filed in Delhi HC seeking CBI probe into AAP's foreign funding

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New Delhi, Feb 4: A Plea has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking CBI probe into Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's past and current foreign funding, say media reports.

The development came a day after a break-away volunteer group of AAP had accused the party of receiving Rs 2 crore last year through four "dubious" companies.

CBI probe sought in AAP's funding

Advocate M.L. Sharma filed an application in the ongoing case that sought registration of a criminal case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and others for allegedly receiving foreign funds in violation of law.

Sharma claimed that it has been revealed that lakhs of phone calls from Dubai and other countries have been made to Delhi, especially to the Muslim community for supporting AAP's election.

"The AAP now has been securing funds from foreign country, especially Muslim terrorist, in cash converting through false cheques as well as phone calls to Delhi from Dubai and other countries what they already did in the last election in 2013," the plea said.

The group, AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM), claimed that the money was donated to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year. Karan Singh and Gopal Goel of AVAM alleged that four donations, worth Rs 50 lakh each, from four "dubious companies", were remitted to AAP's account.

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AAP described these allegations as being part of a conspiracy to tarnish its image ahead of the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections and challenged the government to get the matter investigated by any of its agencies.

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Latching on to AVAM's allegations, BJP had attacked AAP, claiming its funding was dubious, and also accused the party of engaging in money laundering and pumping in black money.

The saffron party has also come out with a new advertisement accusing AAP of receiving funds from "dubious" companies.

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