HC stays CBI investigation against Kerala project CEO

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KOCHI: In a relief to the LDF government, the

Kerala high court

on Tuesday stayed for two months the CBI probe against the CEO of LIFE Mission, a

state housing project

, over alleged FCRA violations in


of funds received from a foreign sponsor for construction of dwelling units in Thrissur district.
Justice V G Arun granted the interim stay on a plea by Life Mission CEO U V Jose challenging the registration of the FIR by the central agency against unknown officials of Life Mission. The Judge, however, allowed the CBI to continue its probe initiated against the managing director of


, a private firm which has been awarded the contract for construction of the houses in Wadakkanchery Municipality.
The case against the firm and others was registered on the basis of a complaint by Congress MLA Anil Akkara alleging violation of the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act in acceptance of funds from a UAE aid agency for executing the housing project for the poor.

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