Fraud charge against employee of trust linked to Salman Khurshid’s wife

Pratyush Shukla was booked for forging signatures of two district officers to verify that a camp for the differently-abled had been held on May 29, 2010 using funds sanctioned by the UPA II government to the Trust.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 12, 2017 8:59 am
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The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Uttar Pradesh Police had, on Saturday, booked a former representative of the Zakir Husain Memorial Trust and others for alleged fraud. Pratyush Shukla was booked for forging signatures of two district officers to verify that a camp for the differently-abled had been held on May 29, 2010 using funds sanctioned by the UPA II government to the Trust. At the time, Louise Khurshid, whose husband Congress’s Salman Khurshid was then a union minister, headed the Trust.

The UPA II government had, in 2011, ordered the state government to probe a report submitted by the Trust on the camp. The EOW was then charged with the probe. The FIR says the EOW found that the Centre had given the Trust a Rs 71.50 lakh grant on March 30, 2010 of which Rs 4 lakh was marked for distribution of equipment to the differently-abled through a camp in Farrukhabad. The ministry had also directed that the money be utilised within three months and a utilisation certificate, verified by district-level officers, be sent to the central government.

The report says that the Trust sent a test check report to central government on June 3, 2010 mentioning 32 beneficiaries and the distribution camp in Kayamganj on May 29, 2010. This report showed the signature of Tehsildar, Kayamganj, as the one who verified it and countersigned by Farrukhabad chief medical officer.

“No evidence has been found that the camp was organised in Kayamganj, Farrukhabad, on May 29, 2010,” the report says. It adds that Shukla prepared the forged document with the help of “others”. They have been booked under relevant sections of IPC at Kayamganj police station of Farrukhabad Saturday on the complaint of inspector Ram Shankar Yadav of the EOW, according to SHO Bhuvnesh Kumar. Contacted, Louise Khurshid said, “The FIR has been registered against Mr Shukla. He is no longer with the Trust.”

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    harun
    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm
    The question is was he with the trust when he forged the signatures,How is his latest position absolve him of his actions when he was involved with the trust in 2010. What is desperately sick is that differently abled were used to loot state money,cant hit a new low,Ban the trust and jail the trustees.Salman is accomplice in this fraud.
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    Sham
    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    UPA was working with the Zakir Husain Memorial Trust. It is the same guy, who is under investigation for anti-India activities. This guy Zakir Husain had also donated one lakh rupess to the congress party - a corrupt anti national party.
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    l s
    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:33 am
    Now everybody knows how the congress leaders were sanctioned money for the benefit of people, and how these corrupt leaders looted the money, that too in the name of helping the disabled. Shame on these rich looters to even loot the money for the disabled. Put them in jail if found guilty.
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    raghav
    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:06 am
    The same khurshid his wife had a NGO and were in a shoddy affair with the tricycle schemes for vikalang persons. It was closed in the UPA regime as he was in power. Mad.arc.hods!!
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    samy
    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:36 am
    rename that party as fraudgress
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