Kiran Bedi to return excess money to organisers
The trustees of Bedi's India Vision Foundation have further asked her to strictly travel as per invite.
"Trustees have instructed the travel agent to return the balance amounts forthwith," Bedi said on microblogging site Twitter.
Controversy erupted following a report in the Indian Express that she sometimes charged business class tickets while travelling economy class.
The daily claimed to be in possession of bills, invoices and copies of cheques which show that the former cop, who is entitled to a rebate on Air India tickets as a gallantry award winner, pays discounted fares but charges her host institutions the full fare.
Bedi had said in her defence that there was no personal gain.
"The organisations voluntarily pay me for business class tickets but I duly inform them and save money for travels which are for good causes but cannot provide remuneration... there is no personal gain."
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