New Delhi, July 20
Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday questioned the authenticity of the audio clips, cited by the Congress to allege his involvement in a purported bid to topple the Rajasthan authorities, and sought to know its supply and the way the state police received it.
The Rajasthan Police SOG (particular operations group), which is probing the case, had earlier despatched a discover to Shekhawat, asking him to offer his voice pattern and document his assertion.
Shekhawat mentioned, “They (police) should first clarify about authenticity of these tapes. Who recorded it and where did the SOG get it from. Investigation should be carried out to find out if these tapes are genuine or not.”
His remarks indicated that he’s unlikely to hitch the probe amid a raging political controversy over the audio clips.
The Congress has alleged that the BJP chief’s voice determine in them, a cost refuted by him.
The BJP has referred to as these clips “manufactured” and demanded a CBI probe, questioning if the state police tapped telephones of politicians in violation of guidelines.
The FIR registered by Rajasthan Police mentions particulars of alleged conversations of insurgent Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma with Gajendra Singh and a 3rd man, named Sanjay Jain. The police has arrested Jain.
The Congress claims Gajendra Singh, the title talked about within the FIR, is a reference to Union minister Shekhawat.
Rajasthan plunged right into a political disaster after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s deputy Sachin Pilot rebelled. The Congress later eliminated Pilot because the deputy chief minister and likewise because the occasion’s state unit head. —PTI