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Lokpal movement received Rs 40 lakh from unknown sources: Anna

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  • Oct 31, 2011, 10:41 AM IST
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Mumbai:Rubbishing allegations of dubious financial dealings in the movement for Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare on Sunday disclosed that the agitation had received Rs40 lakh from "unknown sources".

anna150_288"People are being misled about the funds collected and the expenses of the agitation... Of the funds we got, Rs40 lakh came from unknown sources, through a bank," Hazare said in a statement issued from Ralegan Siddhi, his native village.

He met three prominent members of his team - Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi - there.

The written statement by Hazare, who is observing a vow of silence, said, "Instead of keeping all this money, we have directed that it be returned."

"We stopped collecting funds at the Ramlila Maidan after a few days. Later, we even stopped receiving funds through cheques and banks. All this shows that movement is not working for money. We have undertaken a special audit... and will put its report on the website. If anyone has doubts, any government agency can investigate (finances of the agitation)," Hazare said.

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