Khurshid’s wife Louise, who is the trust’s project director, denied any financial irregularity. “I have spoken to the CAG. It’s an internal audit report and not a final one. I will write to the CAG to find out what it needs to know from us,” she said.
Khurshid is expected to give a detailed response on the issue after he returns from London on Sunday.
The CAG has refused to accept the social justice ministry’s view that it cannot be faulted for what was going on in the trust. “The chain of events relating to audit of the trust indicates suspected fraud in its accounts… Since grants are released by the ministry, the audit control also rests with it,” the CAG said.