The Charity Commission has opened another inquiry, this
timeinto the charity called Green Crescent Bangladesh UK
The inquiry follows reports this morning about alleged
terrorist activity in an orphanage and madrassa said to
be supported by the charity in Bangladesh.
The inquiry will focus on determining the extent of the
links between the charity and this activity, whether or
not the charity, its funds, or funds raised on its behalf
were used unlawfully and the role of the trustees in this.
The inquiry will also consider the financial and governance
practices of the charity particularly as regards its overseas
Andrew Hind, chief executive of the Charity Commission,
said: “We are working with relevant law enforcement
and other agencies to investigate the allegation that terrorist
activity is connected with the charity. The matter is of
serious concern to us, and we are taking this action given
the gravity of the matter, the public interest and the need
to protect charity work and funds.
"We intend, as is normal procedure, to publish a statement
of the results of the inquiry setting out our findings once
the inquiry is completed.”
This comes a day after the Charity Commission opened an
inquiry into the charitable funds raised for George Galloway’s
controversial appeal: the Lifeline for Gaza, also known
as Viva Palestina.