29 nov 2011
Case of misappropriation of funds against Kiran Bedi false: Arvind Kejriwal
Says FIR not for fudging funds but for fighting for strong Lokpal Bill.
Ghaziabad: A day after the Delhi Police registered a case against former IPS officer Kiran Bedi following a complaint of forgery and cheating against her, Team Anna on Monday hinted that the judge who ordered to register the FIR could have been under pressure.
Key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal told media that the case of misappropriation of funds against Bedi, who too is a close associate of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, was false.
“The FIR was lodged against Kiran Bedi not for fraud and cheating, but for fighting for a strong Lokpal Bill,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal said there was proof that Bedi’s dealings with her foundation’s sponsor Microsoft and beneficiary Vedanta was completely above board. He tore into the complaint of lawyer Devinder Singh Chauhan and then trained his guns on the judge who ordered the police to file the FIR against Bedi.
Kejriwal said the same judge who refused to entertain Team Anna’s complaint about fraud in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) was surprisingly quick to order the Delhi Police to probe Bedi.