Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

AGRA: Former MLA Louise Khurshid, wife of former Union minister Salman Khurshid, faces arrest in a case of alleged misappropriation of central grants for a trust she ran with him after a local court in Farrukhabad issued a nonbailable warrant against her. The next hearing is on August 16.
“I will file an application on Thursday for the withdrawal of the order. My wife had been granted interim bail in this case by the Allahabad HC over a year ago,” Khurshid told TOI on Wednesday. Chief judicial magistrate Praveen Kumar Tyagi had issued the warrant against Louise on Tuesday. Farrukhabad SSP Ashok Kumar Meena said he hadn’t received the order yet, “but that could be because of Bakrid. The case goes back to 2010. The Dr Zakir Husain Memorial Trust in Delhi, a government-funded organization which had received a grant of Rs 71.5 lakh from the Center for distribution of wheelchairs and hearing aids in UP. A news channel claimed that the money meant for the disabled had never been used.


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