Monday, July 18, 2011

Shanti Bhushan v/s Amar Singh: 'CD not tampered'

New Delhi, Apr 21 : The CD allegedly containing a conversation between former law minister Shanti Bhushan and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has not been tampered, sources in Delhi Police today said after receiving the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report.

"The CFSL has concluded that the recording was authentic, clear and continuous and there is no tampering, splicing or interpolation," sources said.

Sources added that the dominant voice in the CD is alleged to be that of Mr Bhushan telling Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh that judges can be fixed for Rs 4 crore.

The Lokpal Bill Draft Committee's co-chairman Bhushan and his son Prashant Bhushan have so far denied the authenticity of the CD and claimed that it was doctored.

The report by the CFSL was sent on Tuesday evening to the Delhi Police. It contradicts two reports furnished by Bhushans which said the recordings were spliced or put together by combining separate conversations. Since the voice sample of Shanti Bhushan was not submitted, the report does not confirm whether the voice is of the former law minister.

The CFSL is a government-owned laboratory that specialises in forensic investigation. It is under the administrative control of the CBI and under the overall control of the Home Ministry.

The Delhi Police had forwarded the tape to the CFSL after the Bhushans lodged an FIR.


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