IT, ED auditing Anna's IAC accounts, cops to court

Anna with team
New Delhi, May 22: The Delhi Police told a city court that they have written to the Income Tax authorities and Enforcement Directorate to audit the accounts of Anna Hazare's voluntary organisation India Against Corruption (IAC), spearheading the anti-graft campaign in the country.

The police made this submission in a status report to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit Bansal on its probe into a criminal case lodged against former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, a key member of Team Anna, allegedly for misappropriating funds donated to a trust run by her. The police said it had also sought details from the HRD Ministry viz-a-viz complaints against Navjyoti Community College, Jahangirpuri, part of Navjyoti India Foundation run by Bedi.

The police said they have also told Income Tax authorities to audit accounts of Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF), to which Kiran Bedi and other key members of Team Anna had allegedly diverted donations received by IAC to take illegal tax benefits.

"Letters have been written to the Income Tax Authorities to audit the accounts of India Against Corruption and Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF). Letter has also been written to Enforcement Directorate to examine the funding of NGOs from abroad," said the Crime Branch, in its two-page status report to ACMM Bansal.

An FIR was earlier registered against Bedi on a complaint by Delhi-based lawyer Devender Singh Chauhan, who had alleged that she had "looted" various paramilitary forces and police organisations in the name of imparting free computer training under her trust's banner. 


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