New Delhi: Tightening the noose against the Non-government organizations allegedly fuelling the anti-Koodankulam nuclear project sentiments, government on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against four active NGOs.

They have been booked for allegedly violating Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Their accounts have also been frozen. The case was registered by Tamil Nadu crime branch and CBI. 

“These NGOs have been misusing foreign funds and indulging in escalating the stir against nuclear projects by misusing foreign funds meant for spending on social causes. Hence an FIR has been lodged against those organizations,” said V Narayansamy, Minister of State, PMO while apprising the media about the action.

Meanwhile, anti-nuclear activists have sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments against the NGOs whom he alleged to be involved in ‘funding’ anti-nuclear protest.

“PM’s comments have tarnished the image of all the NGOs,” Anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar, leading the stir against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plan said. 

A German national Sonnteg Reiner Hermann, 49 who was allegedly supporting the Koodankulam stir has been sent to Germany after Home ministry issued look-out notice for ‘violating’ visa norms.

He was detained by Tamil Nadu Police in Nagercoil for allegedly assisting the protesters.