Saturday, October 13, 2012

Why Salman And His Gang in Congress Party Insist for Legal Action?

Central Law Minister Mr. Salman Khursid rightly challenges Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and his team l to file a case to prove his allegation. Salman knows very well that none of the court in India can prove the allegation of bribe and even if someone tries to do so ,it is not easy to prove the cases of bribery and misappropriation of money .
  • A bribe giver or a bribe taker never or seldom leaves behind some written proof.
  • A murderer seldom leaves behind any written proof or a witness to say the story of actual incident of killing.
  • A rapist seldom leaves behind any proof of his ill-activity.
  • A contractor inflates the bill for work done by him only after acquiring adequate bill for purchase of raw material and payment of salaries to labour etc. Powerful contractor and supplier in nexus with officials do not allow any contractor to bid in a tender and all three or five tender are submitted by same Dabang contractor.
  • A supplier who supplies lesser and inferior goods to any government office and claim payment for inflated quantum of goods equivalent to price of superior quality of goods only after arranging adequate invoices and proof of supply of goods as required in the eyes of law and established practices.

Entire team of officials involved in such fake transaction have equal participation and well defined  nexus among themselves and they all act to support and protect their colleagues by hook or by crook in case anyone of them is caught on wrong footing like Salman Khursid.

All such evil acts are committed only after taking adequate precaution by evil doers and after making enough arrangements to conceal the act of loot of public money or murder or rape or any such heinous crime.

None of the departmental head likes to entertain and act upon complaints lodged in the department against any of the colleagues as long as there is mass protest and violent movement against the evil doers specially the clever powerful politicians who rule the country. Because they all are birds of the same feather. Who will bell the cat?

Complains received from the victim or aggrieved person are simply forwarded or filed without making any follow up to ensure final justice.

Indian judiciary also functions in the hands of corrupt team of brokers, agents , advocates and mediators who arrange bribe from criminal and share with judges in some way or the other,. In hardly one out of hundred cases of corruption lodged in court during last six decades, court could establish the allegation of corruption leveled against any powerful politician or powerful government official. Even if court decides a case it takes two to three decades in final outcome of the case.

In brief, courts are used by clever corrupt politicians and corrupt officials to perpetuate the reign of loot, fraud and injustice .In a country of 120 billion population, the powerful bodies like CVC , CBI or ID or ED or anti corruption agencies could hardly punish a few hundred persons in a year.

This is why Mr. Salman Khursid and all his colleagues in Congress Party are challenging Team Arvind to file cases in court of law and advising Team Arvind to stop public movement. Evil doers know very well that they can manage the court as per their whims by using their money and post power. Salman and his gang in Congress Party can manage CBI and CVC officials as per their whims and fancies by using the tools of transfer and promotions vested in them.

In all such cases, it is only circumstantial and deep rooted investigation which may establish the foul game played by corrupt persons to commit the crime. When a supplier submits fake bills in a government department only after making all arrangements to convince the law enforcing agencies and departmental heads who clears the payment of fake bill or inflated contract bills. Salman Khursid and his NGO might have prepared all fake bills to establish that the NGO headed by his wife supplied all goods to disabled persons for which fund was released to trust of Salman Khursid and his wife.

It is therefore the wisdom of Arvind and his followers that they are demanding Special Investigation Team to investigate acts of crime committed by clever politicians. They do not want that person like Lalu Yadav be exonerated by court after two or three decades of fight in court against his Chara Scam. Lalu was made Railway minister by clever and corrupt team of congress Party despite the fact that Lalu was deeply involved in Chara Scam.

People of India have lost faith in Indian politicians, Indian administrative machinery, Indian judiciary and Indian police system. It is only due to this loss of faith that they have been demanding establishment of strong and completely free and independent Jan Lokpal. And only an independent and fearless Lokpal can only handle cases like that of Salman Khushid , the great Law minister of India.

Now, Salman Khurshid’s NGO under CAG scrutiny

New Delhi: While India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters continue to protest against alleged irregularities in an NGO run by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise, more trouble has brewed up for the Congress leader with a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report confirming the allegations of irregularities in the Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. 

What the CAG report says: 

Misappropriation of grant of Rs. 71.50 lakh interest of Rs. 15.49 lakh thereon and irregular release of further grant of Rs 68.25 lakh. 

On the basis of recommendation of Uttar Pradesh government grant in aid amounting to Rs 71.50 lakh was sanctioned to Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust Delhi (March 2010) as non-recurring grant during the financial year 2009-10 for distribution of aid and appliances under the above mentioned scheme. 

The Scheme was to be implemented in the 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh. As per the guidelines of the scheme, the camps were to be held for distribution of aid and appliances. 

Test check of at least 5 to 10 percent of the beneficiaries to whom aids and appliances to be given were to be conducted by the field agency created by recommending authority and forwarded to the Ministry. 
Further, photographs of the camp/function for distribution of aids and appliances undertaken with the grant in aid assistance and also press clippings, posters, pamphlets etc. regarding organisation of camp(s) for undertaking distribution work are to be submitted to the Ministry with the proposal for subsequent release of grant under ADIP scheme. 

Test check of records revealed the following irregularities: 

  • In the test check reports relating to Bareilly, Siddhartha Nagar and Shahjahapur, dates of camp were stated to be 15.01.10, 25.01.10 and 15.02.10 respectively. However, Trust vide letters dated: 01.04.10 addressed to the District Magistrate of these districts intimated that the Trust intended to hold camp for grant sanctioned by the ministry for the year 2009-10. It indicates that camps were not held before April, 2010 in these three districts. Thus, wrong information was furnished by the Trust to the Ministry.
  • Ministry requested (November 2011) the Special Secretary, Department of Disabled Welfare, UP to confirm the veracity of the test check reports submitted by the Trust for the grants released during 2009-10. Referring to this letter, Chief Development Officer, Allahabad on 16-09-11 and District Magistrate, Allahabad on 07-10-11 confirmed that no camp was organized by the Trust till then. Thus, out of 17 districts, no camps were held in Allahabad, Bareilly, Siddhartha Nagar and Shahjahapur.

  • In remaining of the districts, the Camps were organized during the period January-March 2010. However, the aid and appliances were purchased in July, 2010 as indicated in the table above. In case of Sant Ravidas Nagar, it was noticed that inspection was got conducted on 04.06.2010, but the aid and appliances were dispatched by supplier on 19.07.10.
  • Instead of recovering the grants along with interest of Rs. 15.49 lakh (@ 10% per annual from April 2010 to May, 2012, the Ministry released grant of Rs. 68.25 lakh (March 2011) for the financial year 2010-11 for implementing the scheme in the same 17 districts of U.P. for which grant of Rs 71.50 lakh was released during 2009-10. As per terms and conditions of the sanctions, a utilization certificate was to be furnished within six months of the close of the financial year i.e. 30.9.11. However, no UC was received till the date of audit. From the above, it can be concluded that the on one hand entire grant of Rs. 71.50 lakh was not utilised by the Trust for the purpose for which it was sanctioned and on other the wrong report regarding organisation of the camp was given by the Trust.

    It is pertinent that annual accounts of the Dr. Zakir Hussein Memorial Trust for the years 2005-06 to 2010-11 were sent to this office which were found attracting audit (except 2006-07) under Section 14 the Comptroller and Auditor General's (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971. Accordingly, an audit team deputed for audit w. e .f. 2nd March 2012, visited official address at 4, Gulmohar Avenue, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi for audit. However, audit could not be taken up as no one was available at the address. Thereafter, Audit team was deputed again twice on 19th March and 2nd April 2012 after communiqué to the Trust. However, audit team found no body present at the address; hence audit could not be completed. Moreover, no response from the Trust was received in respect to our communication.

    From this finding in the Ministry and chain of events relating to audit of the Trust indicates suspected fraud in the accounts of the Trust. On this issue Ministry stated that The Trust is not under the aegis of this Ministry.

    The reply of the Ministry is factually incorrect as the grants have been released by the Ministry of Social justice & Empowerment to Trust and as per the provisions of the sanction order accounts of the Trust would be open for audit by CAG of India. Hence, control with respect to getting the audit of Trust conducted by the CAG of India rest with the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and in event of non compliance of conditions of the sanction order Ministry may take actions against the Trust.

    In response to audit observation Ministry in its reply stated (11.06.12) that due to paucity of time, the test check reports for 2009-10 directly submitted by the NGO were accepted subject to the condition that the same would be got confirmed separately. Regarding the holding of Camps during January, 2010 to March, 2010 and procurement of aid and appliances in July, 2010, it was stated that it would be got clarified from the NGO.

    The reply is not tenable as the guidelines stipulate that test check reports must come through the State Government and the Ministry failed to properly scrutinize the information furnished by the Trust relating to holding of camps for distribution of aids and appliances.

    In the light of the above it is suggested that grant of Rs. 71.50 lakh may be recovered from the trust along with up to date interest on it. 
  • Salman Khurshid undervalued properties in Goa: India Against Corruption

    Panaji: The Goa unit of India Against Corruption (IAC) on Saturday demanded a probe into alleged under-valuing of properties purchased in Goa by union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who is already facing fire over his NGO allegedly siphoning off money meant for the physically challenged.
    Demanding a probe, IAC coordinator here Valmiki Naik, an associate of Arvind Kejriwal, has also released a video on video networking site youtube featuring Khurshid's Goa properties in the coastal village of Calangute, one of the hottest property markets in Goa.
    "The IAC Goa also demands that Mr Khurshid explain what appears to be gross under-valuing of his properties in Goa. Khurshid, in a 'declaration of assets' on the PMO website in Sep 2011, had declared two apartments that he owns at Bernard Simao resorts at Gauravaddo in Calangute," Naik said in a statement issued.
    Salman Khurshid undervalued properties in Goa: India Against Corruption
    "While one apartment is 110 square metres, the other is 102 square metres, and he has claimed that they were purchased by his father-in-law in Khurshid's wife's name for a price of Rs 4,29,200 and Rs 3,94,400, respectively," he added.
    He claimed that the properties were grossly undervalued, as compared to real estate prices prevalent in Goa.
    "The IAC Goa demands that Mr. Khurshid explain the paltry sums declared for properties in one of the most expensive real-estate markets of Goa," Naik said, at the same time condemning the police action on activist Arvind Kejriwal.
    Earlier in New Delhi, IAC activist Arvind Kejriwal demanded the arrest of Khurshid and his dismissal from the Manmohan Singh ministry over allegations of siphoning off funds meant for providing aid to the disabled through an NGO run by him and his family. Minister's wife Louise Khurshid has rejected the charges

    Salman Khurshid to counter Kejriwal today, says 'won't give in to blackmailers'

    New Delhi: It's an all-out war between activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid. In the face of unrelenting attack from Mr Kejriwal, who is demanding his ouster and arrest over an alleged scam in his NGO, Mr Khurshid has hit back, saying "he has nothing to hide," and he will not "give in to blackmailers."

    "It's not Kejriwal or any political opponent I need to worry about...Third rate people in India are doing third rate things... All this is being done as they want to launch their own party and they want to take over the country...We will fight tooth and nail, won't give into these blackmailers," the Union Minister said in London. Mr Khurshid is expected to return today, and is scheduled to hold a press conference at around 3 pm where he is likely to counter the charges levelled by Mr Kejriwal. 

    The raging war of words is centred around a controversy over alleged financial malpractices in the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust - headed by Mr Khurshid and run by his wife Louise - that is meant to help people with special needs in his home state of Uttar Pradesh. The allegations that were aired recently in a sting carried by a Hindi news channel claimed that the NGO forged signatures of government officials to attest that the funds were being used as intended. Mr Kejriwal has been gunning for the Law Minister's head ever since.

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