Khurshid shows pictures, documents to prove camps were held

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:05 hrs

New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid Sunday produced pictures and documents to prove camps for the disabled were held and rebutted allegations of forgery and embezzlement of funds against an NGO with which he and his wife are associated.

He also announced that he will file a defamation suit against the Aaj Tak TV news channel which organised a sting operation and levelled charges against Khurshid and his wife.

At a press conference he held with his wife Louise, Khurshid asserted that the camps for the disabled, organised by his Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, were held at different places in Uttar Pradesh.

He produced pictures and also presented some eminent people who were present at these camps. The camps were held and there is enough evidence to prove that, he told reporters.

According to the Aaj Tak report, the union social welfare and empowerment ministry had granted Rs.71.50 lakh to the Khurshids' NGO for distributing tricycles and hearing aids to the disabled in 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The television channel has alleged financial misappropriation by the Khurshids in running the trust.

While Khurshid is the president of the trust, his wife is the project director.

India Against Corruption activists have accused Khurshid and his wife of not organising health camps in 10 of the 17 districts they had demanded funds from the central government for.

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