Lucknow: Woes of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid seems far from over soon as there are more revelations in the alleged Rs 71 lakh scam by the trust run by the minister and his wife for the differently-abled persons.

As per the CAG draft report, it has been found that out of the 17 districts where camps were claimed to be held, none were actually held in Allahabad, Bareilly, Siddhartha Nagar and Shahjahanpur by Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, run by the law minister and his wife, in 2011.

The trust claims that it had held camps in Allahabad on June 5, 2011 where tricycles and support equipments were distributed to the disabled. The trust was supposed to hold two camps in the district where support equipments and tricycles worth Rs 12 lakh were slated to be distributed.

Meanwhile, two differently-abled persons from Farrukhabad, Khurshid’s Lok Sabha constituency, have claimed in the media that they have received support equipments from the trust during the said period as claimed by Khurshid.

As per the reports, District Disabled Welfare Officer, Amit Kumar Singh, in his letter dated June 28, 2011, had informed Director of the State Welfare of the Disabled that no such camps were held in Allahabad. He further initiated probe to ascertain the authenticity of the claims of Khurshid’s trust but he subsequently found that forged signatures of the officials were used in this regard.

On Sunday, Khurshid produced documents and pictures to prove that camps were held in Uttar Pradesh in 2011 to provide hearing aids and tricycles to disabled by his trust.

Khurshid denied any wrongdoing by the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, of which he is president and wife Louise is project director, and said he would pursue legal action against a TV news channel which first aired allegations of financial misappropriation in the running of the trust.


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