26 Bank Accounts of 7 FCRA registered Christian NGOs frozen by Telangana CID

The Economic Offences Wing of the Telangana Crime Investigation Department has reportedly frozen 26 bank accounts that belong to Operation Mobilization Trust and its group of Christian Charity organizations on 21st November 2020 based on criminal complaints lodged by Mr. Albert Lael, former Chief Finance Officer of Operation Mobilization India group of charities.

Mr. Albert Lael, who is also the National director of 103 Good Shepherd Schools, has filed criminal complaints with the Criminal Investigation Department against Mr. Joseph D’Souza, his son Josh D’Souza and several others. Mr. Joseph D’Souza is the President of Christian evangelical organization, Operation Mobilization, and several other entities such as ‘Operation Mercy India Foundation’, Dignity Freedom Network (erstwhile Dalit Freedom Network), Good Shepherd Schools and All India Christian Council.

As per a post made on the Facebook page named “OM Justice Seekers”, the Crime Investigation Department, in their notice vide notice no. U/S 91 & 160 Cr.P.C, stated that during the course of an earlier ongoing investigation, the CID Police found that the accused persons have received huge amounts from abroad in the name of donations for running their charity activities,  which are deposited into FDs. In order to stop this misappropriation of funds and other further diversion, the CID Police has frozen the 26 bank accounts of eight FCRA-registered Christian Organizations, including OM India.

Curiously, none of the big media houses showed interest in reporting the huge financial fraud connected with foreign funds of Christian evangelical organisations, even after the CID officially froze their accounts.