Court asks police to file a detailed ATR on plea against team Anna
‘Anna SMS cards’ issue that earned the Team Anna Rs 100 crore
New Delhi: A court here today directed Delhi Police to file a detailed action taken report on a plea for lodging FIR against Anna Hazare and his former team members for allegedly cheating over four crore people by selling them ‘Anna SMS cards’, whose service was discontinued before the promised one year time, which earned them Rs 100 crore.
Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain was not satisfied with the one-page action taken report (ATR) filed today by police in which it sought some more time for conducting inquiry on the plea.
The court fixed the matter for December 10 and asked the police to file a detailed ATR on the criminal complaint filed by Delhi resident, Rumal Singh, who alleged that he was part of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement headed by Anna and his other core members.
The ATR, filed by the Parliament Street Police here, said that the complainant and others had purchased the Anna cards “voluntarily” and nobody has been “induced” by IAC and its team leaders.
“It is further submitted that the complainant and other volunteers of the movement have purchased voluntarily the said Anna Cards. Nobody has been induced by the IAC and its team leaders,” it said.
The ATR also said the IAC started selling these SMS cards from last week of February last year in the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan here.