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Anurag Kashyap in trouble, CBI begins probe against the filmmaker

The CBI has asked National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) to furnish certain documents to help the probe.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 23, 2018 7:00 IST ]

Anurag Kashyap

After being hit hard by the #MeToo movement, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has landed in trouble once again. On the complaint of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, CBI has started a preliminary inquiry against National Film Development Corporation, Anurag Kashyap and several others. There are allegations of financial embezzlement and violation of norms at the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), which includes charges that the corporation made excess and undue payments to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and other film directors.

The Central Bureau of Investigation's anti-corruption branch in a letter dated October 23, addressed to the director (finance) NFDC, had stated that a preliminary inquiry had been launched against unknown officials of the corporation, Sun TV, UFO Movies, Anurag Kashyap Films and other unknown people. 

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The CBI has asked NFDC to furnish certain documents to help the probe.

The NFDC was constituted under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in 1975. It receives central funds and other grants to participate in film festivals and make publicity films for the government. It has been embroiled in a controversy after its managing director, Nina Lath Gupta, was sacked for allegedly favouring Sun TV networks in February, when Smriti Irani was the Information and Broadcasting Minister.

Gupta re-joined the NFDC following a Delhi High Court order but the Ministry removed her again in May. The I&B Ministry, however, dropped the charges against her, when Irani was replaced as minister by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. 

(With IANS inputs)

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