In a misappropriation of funds case, a non-bailable warrant has been issued against the wife of former Union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid by a local court in Uttar Pradesh.
Warrant has been issued against Louise Khurshid in connection to a case of misappropriation of Rs 71 Lakh by a local court in Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh. This amount had reportedly been received in the form of central grants by Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, an organization run by Louise Khurshid.
A non-bailable warrant was also issued against the Trust secretary Athar Farooqui and Chief Judicial Magistrate Praveen Kumar Tyagi.
The Trust in March 2010 had received a grant of Rs 71.50 lakh from the central government for the distribution of wheelchairs, tricycles, and hearing aids among physically challenged persons in 17 districts of the state.
Later allegations of corruption and fraud were grounded against the Trust’s office-bearers in 2012 when Khurshid was a minister in the UPA government.
The Khurshids however had denied any misconduct.
The Economic Offence Wing started an investigation and in June 2017, the inspector Ram Shankar Yadav registered an FIR against Lousie Khurshid and Farooqui in Kayamganj police station here. The charge sheet in the case was filed on December 30, 2019.
It was alleged that signatures of senior officials of Uttar Pradesh were created and their fake seals were used to receive grants from the Union government for the welfare of the disabled.