Fund misappropriation: Probe against Kiran Bedi on, say police

Fund misappropriation: Probe against Kiran Bedi on, say police

Fund misappropriation: Probe against Kiran Bedi on, say police

Probe against former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for allegedly misappropriating funds meant for her NGOs and inflated air tickets was in progress and efforts are on to finalise the investigation at the earliest, the Delhi Police has told a court here.

In a status report police said the investigation has revealed that Microsoft had provided Rs 48 lakh to Bedi's NGO, India Vision Foundation (IVF), besides 62 laptops and two desktop computers for promoting computer education.

It stated Vedanta Foundation informed the police that IVF was assigned by it to impart computer education among police authorities and 70 per cent of its expenses were to be born by Vedanta as donation.

The probe was carried by Delhi Police's Crime Branch on the FIR lodged against Bedi on directions of the court on November 26, last year.

"The investigation is in progress and efforts are being made to finalise the investigation at the earliest," the police said in its status report submitted before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal.

The report stated that several documents have been received in response to summons to produce document issued to both Microsoft and Vedanta Foundation several documents.

The police stated that summons were issued to Fly Well Travels for production of documents and details of air tickets purchased by Bedi, but its has sought more time to provide the details.

The report stated "Fly Well Travels has been located and notice under section 191 CrPC has been served upon it to produce the details of air tickets procured by Kiran Bedi either in her individual capacity or as chief of IVF.

"They were also asked to provide the details of tickets purchased with concession of gallantry medal. They have sought some time to prove the details."

It said Ravi Venkatesan, the then chairman of Microsoft and Jay Motwani, its then manager accounts, have been located as residing in Bangalore and Hyderabad respectively.

"Both have been located and contacted over phone. They will be examined in due course," it said.

It further stated "the CEO of Vedanta Foundation T Ravi Krishnan is in Mumbai who has been requested to join the investigation and will be examined in due course of investigation".

It further said a television news channel has provided the VCD of news broadcasted on November 18, 2011, however, the channel's reply on details of students who had complained against the Bedi-run Navjyoti Community College are still awaited.