The Enforce Directorate(ED) wrote to the Union home ministry on Monday mentioning that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) allegedly received foreign funds of Rs. 7.08 crore violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act(FCRA), the Representation of People Act and the Indian Penal Code. According to sources, these funds were received from multiple donors in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman and other countries, which was discovered during a money laundering investigation related to drugs, involving former Punjab AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira. ED claimed that the party obscured identities of the foreign donors in its account books to avoid restrictions on foreign donations to political parties as accepting foreign contributions is banned in India and all donationswere directly deposited to AAP in its IDBI bank account. Responding to these allegations, senior AAP leader and Delhi Minister Atishi said that since this issue has been brought into light, the AAP has been functioning in a fully transparent manner and all the donations had been shown to the Election Commission of India, Income-Tax Department and other institutions.