New Delhi, Nov 27 (): The Delhi Police based on a directive from the court have registered a case against Kiran Bedi , member of Team Anna, under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Ashok Chand told the media that the court directed police to file a case against Bedi on a complaint filed by petitioner Devinder Chauhan.”I am informed a FIR is registered against me. For me now nothing is a surprise!” Bedi posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.”It only strengthens my resolve to do more,” she said.
Chauhan alleged that Bedi cheated various paramilitary forces and state police organisations on the pretext of providing free computer training to troopers’ families under the banner of her NGO, India Vision Foundation.
Bedi was found pocketing the full executive fare and travelling by ordinary class when she is invited for lectures. Her secretary agreed to refund the money but claimed that the list of people to whom she owed was not known.
The complaint in front of the Delhi Court which on Saturday directed cops to file the FIR says that Bedi got a donation of more than Rs 50 lakh from Microsoft in the name of free computer training to the kids and families of the personnel of BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF and other state police .organisations.
“Instead of imparting free training or distributing free computers, Kiran Bedi in collusion with some unknown persons cheated Vedanta Foundation and made a plan to cheat the kids of cops and various paramilitary forces and civil polices and for the purpose, Kiran Bedi planned to collect Rs 20,000 per month per training centre.
“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 land and power was provided by the CISF,” the complainant said.