Assam Badruddin Ajmal beef
AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal.

Amid the allegations of accepting funds from foreign agencies linked to terror groups, AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal has said that he would take legal action against an NGO and a BJP leader for maligning the image of his party.

Assam police had registered an FIR against Ajmal Foundation, a organization run by Ajmal based on a complaint filed by BJP leader Satya Ranjan Bora, who alleges that the organization got funds from foreign agencies linked to terror groups.

Strongly refuting the allegations, AIUDF chief Ajmal said such complaints are politically motivated and are meant to malign his party.

“We will take legal action against them, who have leveled false and baseless allegations against Ajmal Foundation to malign our party,” Ajmal told reporters at Hojai on Saturday.

The AIUDF chief said such allegations have been brought against his organization to damage him politically as he has decided to join hands with the Congress to fight Assam Assembly polls.

Borah filed the complaint at Dispur police station based on allegations levelled against Ajmal Foundation by an NGO called Legal Rights Observatory (LRO).

In a series of tweets on Thursday, the NGO alleged that several Turkey and UK-based organizations have given Rs 69.55 crore to Ajmal Foundation for education.

According to the police, the Ajmal Foundation has been charged with sections of the Indian Penal Code and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, which prohibit acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions for any activities “detrimental to national interest”.

Confirming the registration of the case, Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta told the media on Saturday that the police are probing the matter.

“This is a politically motivated move to pressurise me so that I leave politics or I do not side with any other party. This baseless claim has come within two days after I decided to jointly fight with Congress in the ongoing elections to the BTC. If someone has any such allegations, he or she can inquire the facts from the Union Home ministry, “Ajmal said.

Director of the Ajmal Foundation, Khasrul Islam said most of their foreign contributions come from the UK under strict compliance of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976.

“These finances are being used in social, education and relief works. A false impression about our foundation is being created based on incorrect information. We want a thorough investigation, so that the truth is revealed,” he said.


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