Court orders FIR against Kiran Bedi

A Delhi court ordered lodging of FIR against Bedi for allegedly misappropriating funds and rejected her complaint seeking further probe into CWG case.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2011, 23:42 PM IST

New Delhi: In double whammy for Kiran Bedi,
a key member of Team Anna, a Delhi court on Saturday ordered lodging
of an FIR against her for allegedly misappropriating funds
meant for her NGOs and rejected her complaint seeking further
probe into Commonwealth Games-related graft cases.

The court refused to entertain a complaint filed by Bedi
and others including yoga guru Ramdev and Arvind Kejriwal,
another key Team Anna member, for a further probe in CWG graft
cases.

The same judge also ordered registration of an FIR
against her in the afternoon after taking note of a complaint
of a Delhi-based lawyer Devinder Singh Chauhan who alleged she
"looted" various paramilitary forces and police organisations
in the name of imparting free computer training under her
trust`s banner.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit
Bansal ordered the crime branch of Delhi police to register an
FIR against Bedi on the complaint of Chauhan.

"The application is disposed off with the direction to
the DCP crime branch to register an FIR," the ACMM said,
adding "the complainant will submit all related documents and
annexures (in support of his allegations) duly signed and
attested within 24 hours."
The court, while ordering registration of the FIR, did
not heed to contentions of Delhi police that the complainant
lawyer had no ground and if there was any misappropriation of
funds, the donors, who gave money to Bedi`s NGOs India Vision
Foundation and Navjyoti Foundation, should have moved the
complaint.

"For the purpose of siphoning money for herself, Kiran
Bedi entered into a donation agreement with Vedanta according
to which Rs 6,000 out of the total money of Rs 20,000 was to
be paid by Vedanta to her two trusts (India Vision Foundation
and Navjyoti Foundation) on the false ground that Kiran Bedi
had arranged for the land and electricity for the said centre
(training centre) for running their activities," the
complainant said.

He alleged that the facility of land and electricity were
arranged by the police organisation and Bedi had nothing to do
with these arrangements.

Chauhan claimed that Bedi is getting huge money from
abroad as donation to her two trusts and it needs to be probed
by the Enforcement Directorate.

He alleged that Bedi is liable to be prosecuted for
various offences including sections 420 (cheating), 406
(criminal breach of trust), 477A (falsification of accounts)
and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

PTI