UP Lokayukta orders recovery of Rs 94 lakh from minister

The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta has ordered realisation of about Rs 94 lakh released from the discretionary fund of legislators to educational organisations run by state minister Haj Anis Ahmad Khan alias `Phool Babu`.

Updated: May 17, 2011, 23:15 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta has
ordered realisation of about Rs 94 lakh released from the
discretionary fund of legislators to educational organisations
run by state minister Haj Anis Ahmad Khan alias `Phool Babu`.

"A report has been sent to Chief Minister Mayawati to
realise money given to minister`s educational institutions
from discretionary fund of legislators by flouting norms.

Disciplinary action against Chief Development Officer (CDO)
has also been recommended for release the fund," Lokayukta NK
Malhotra said here on Tuesday.

The matter came to light following a complaint of
former minister Ramsaran Verma, who alleged that legislators
discretionary fund was being misused by Minority Welfare and
Haj Minister Phool Babu for his own educational institutions.

The amount of around Rs 94 lakh was released to Shafi
Khan Memorial Muslim Public Education Society, Bisalpur and
other institutions in 2007-08 from the legislators fund.

PTI