Bhopal: A NGO in
Madhya Pradesh's Indore city Sunday demanded that former Indian
Police Service officer and Team Anna core committee member Kiran
Bedi, who had charged it business class airfare but travelled in
economy class for a function, return the excess amount.
Bedi admits she charged the NGOs business class airfare while
travelling in the lower class, saying the excess money went into
her own NGO.
Abhyas Mandal demanded she return the excess amount she had
charged while attending their golden jubilee celebrations on May
Bedi, one of the invitees, had submitted a travel agent bill for
Rs.38,871 air fare (Delhi-Indore-Delhi) which they had paid.
"On Oct 27, we have got a mail from Bedi, asking our view on the
issue saying that she had travelled in economy class but charged
the fare of business class. After a meeting Sunday, we mailed her
saying that we need the difference back," NGO president Shivaji
Mohite told IANS.
"Our NGO does not take government or foreign aid and runs on
contributions of Rs.20 to Rs.50, so we could not tell her to keep
this amount for her own NGO," he said.
"It is also unfortunate that there was no transparency from her
and she had not even told us that she would travel in different
class and not the business class for that we had paid her,"