Life Mission used Unitac as proxy firm to receive foreign contribution: CBI


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Unitac MD Santhosh Eapen stated that he had bribed high level government officials and authorities to get the contract. This also is mentioned in the affidavit submitted by the CBI.

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New Delhi: The CBI has found out in their investigation that Unitac was a proxy company used by Life Mission to receive foreign contribution in connection with the flat construction in Wadakkancherry. Unitac was used to receive bribe by evading the CAG audit and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, it is stated in an affidavit filed by the CBI in the supreme court.

If 10 million Dirhams was deposited in Life Mission’s account for flat construction, the contract could not be handed over bypassing tender procedures. So, they tried to avoid the legal procedures through the contract between Unitac and Red Crescent.

Unitac MD Santhosh Eapen stated that he had bribed high level government officials and authorities to get the contract. This also is mentioned in the affidavit submitted by the CBI.

The gold smuggling case accused also received money as part of this deal. Life Mission officials had sent email to Sarith, an accused in gold smuggling case. This indicates their involvement.

The investigation into the Life Mission scam is in its initial phase. Only a part of the violation of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act was found out. More witnesses including Life Mission officials should be questioned. The probe is not politically motivated, the CBI stated in the top court.

Meanwhile, Santhosh Eapen also filed a petition in the supreme court against CBI probe. He made it clear in the plea that he received money for constructing flat in Wadakkancherry and this is not violation of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. The supreme court is likely to consider next week the petition filed by Life Mission against the CBI probe.

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