The social justice ministry has recommended a CBI probe in a case of alleged misappropriation of grants meant for physically handicapped by an NGO headed by former Union minister Salman Khurshid.
“There is an NGO in Uttar Pradesh, which is associated with a politician. We have referred the case to the law department for a CBI probe against it,” said social justice and empowerment minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot.
While the minister did not name the ‘politician’, he did not deny it was Khurshid he was referring to.
“We have requested the law department to look into our recommendations at the earliest,” the minister said adding the NGO had indulged in forgery.
Earlier the minister, in Parliament’s budget session, had stated that his ministry had issued show-cause notice to the NGO Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust asking asked why action should not be taken against it.
The trust, which is in the name of Khurshid’s grandfather and India’s third president is a registered NGO in UP’s Farrukhabad district and chaired by Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid, is accused of misuse of government grants worth `71 lakh that were meant to provide aids to the physically challenged in UP.