The Delhi Police on Tuesday told a court here that it had written to the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate, asking them to audit the accounts, and examine funding from abroad, of India Against Corruption, the NGO behind Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade.

“Letters have been written to income tax authorities to audit the accounts of India Against Corruption and the Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF). A letter has also been written to the Enforcement Directorate to examine the funding of the NGOs from abroad,” said a two-page status report filed by the Crime Branch before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal.

The police also said they had sought information from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, as part of its probe into a criminal case lodged against Team Anna member Kiran Bedi, about some NGOs run by her.

Earlier, the court directed the Crime Branch to lodge an FIR on a complaint by a Delhi-based lawyer, Devinder Singh Chauhan, who had raised several allegations of financial impropriety against Ms. Bedi.

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