Tables have turned on former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who will now be questioned by the same Delhi Police officers who had once worked under her. Following a city court’s order, the Delhi Police crime branch has filed an FIR against her under various sections of the IPC.
Senior police officials said she might be even sent to judicial custody at the Tihar Jail, where she was once posted as the Director General. “We have registered a case under sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 120b (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC,” Ashok Chand, DCP (crime), said.
The case was given to the Special Operation Squad unit of the crime branch. They are scanning the content of complaint, after which Bedi will be called for questioning. Since it is a non-bailable offence, she can be arrested during questioning and sent to the Tihar Jail.
The court, on Saturday, had ordered the police to register a case against the former IPS officer on a complaint filed by Delhi-based lawyer Devinder Singh Chauhan. The police have also named Bedi’s NGOs in the FIR for misappropriation of funds, meant to impart free computer training to children of paramilitary forces.
The Delhi Police had, however, opposed the registration of FIR. They claimed the lawyer had no ground and if there was misappropriation of funds, the donors, who provided money to Bedi’s NGOs, India Vision Foundation and Navjyoti Foundation, should have moved the complaint.
Chauhan alleged that Bedi received more than Rs 50 lakh donation from Microsoft for imparting free computer training to kids and families of personnel of BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF and other state police organisations under the banner of India Vision Foundation.
Police said Chauhan has alleged Bedi got permission of four community centres by misleading an undertaking that she will not charge from students out of these courses, but she is charging R15,000 per student. Chauhan added that instead of imparting free training or distributing free computers, Bedi along with some people cheated Vedanta Foundation and planned to cheat the kids of policemen.