NEW DELHI: Civil society activists who challenged the poll funding scheme in Supreme Court on Friday demanded that an independent probe be conducted through a special investigation team into the nexus of corruption through electoral bonds.
Addressing a press conference at the Press Club of India, following Election Commission making public data on electoral bonds, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, who appeared for the petitioners in court, said at least 30 shell companies purchased electoral bonds worth over Rs 143 crore.He said 33 groups which have got 172 major contracts and project approvals from the govt also made donations through electoral bonds.
Bhushan and RTI activist Anjali Bhardwaj, also a petitioner in the case, demanded an independent probe into the nexus of corruption through electoral bonds. “Who will investigate the investigators? An independent SIT should for formed to look into the corruption through bonds,” she said.

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