ED imposes penalty of ₹51.72 crores, ₹10 crores on Amnesty International, Aakar Patel for FEMA violations

In October 2018, the ED had conducted search and seizure at Amnesty's office and shortly thereafter, issued letters to various banks to stop debit operation with respect to the bank accounts of Amnesty.
CBI and Aakar Patel
CBI and Aakar Patel

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has adjudicated that Amnesty India International and its Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Aakar Patel acted in contravention of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), and imposed a penalty of ₹51.72 crore and ₹10 crore respectively.

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