Hazare to file defamation suit over `wrong` notice to Trust

Last Updated: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 16:27

Mumbai: Noted social activist Anna Hazare has
decided to file a defamation suit over a notice sent by the
office of the Charity Commissioner of Pune to his NGO Hind
Swaraj Trust.

The move comes after the Assistant Charity Commissioner`s
office apologised to Hazare in a letter, saying the notice was
wrongly sent.
"It is a mystery to me why the notice was sent in the
first place," Hazare told reporters at Ralegan Siddhi in
Ahmednagar district.

"I enquired into the issue and was told that the Trust
has been following all norms," the anti-corruption crusader
said.

Hazare`s advocate confirmed that defamation suit will
be filed against concerned official.
The Charity Commissioner has asked the Trust to file
its stand on why he may not file a case for non-compliance of
submitting complete audited reports.

This was after the `National Anti-corruption Public
Power` approached the Charity Commissioner and alleged that
the Trust borrowed Rs 5 lakh in 2008-09 and kept Rs 50 lakh as
fixed deposits and owned property worth Rs 23.49 lakh and that
it did not mention this in the report to the Commissioner.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 16:27
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