Guj porngate: ‘Nothing obscene on MLA`s iPad’

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 17:52

Gandhinagar: Two BJP MLAs accused of
watching obscene pictures during house proceedings have been
given a clean chit by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which found nothing objectionable in their iPAD having over 4,000 pictures and 11 video clips.

The Gujarat Assembly has been disrupted for three days
following Opposition uproar over reports that Shankar
Chaudhary, MLA from Radhanpur and his party colleague Jetha
Bharvad, had allegedly watched pornographic clippings during
the proceedings.

The FSL today submitted a report of scrutiny of the MLA`s
ipad, in a sealed cover, to Assembly Speaker Ganpat Vasava who
read out the conclusions in the House.

He said no obscene video or pictures were found on the
ipad and media reports have turned out to be false.

Reacting to the development, Chaudhary said he would file
a defamation suit against the "conspirators".

"It is victory of truth. Those who have conspired to
defame me and tarnish my political image will have to give
answers before the court of law. I am going to file defamation
suit against the conspirators," he said.

The Speaker said the FSL report would be handed over to
Privileges Committee of the House examing the issue.

He said he will be handing over the FSL report to the
privilege committee of the house, which is investigating the
entire issue.

According to the FSL report, the iPAD contained
communications by the MLA, some reports, over 4,000 pictures
and 11 video clips, but none of the pictures or clips were
obscene.

The iPad had been submitted to the Speaker soon after the
uproar in the house on March 21.

The Speaker deprecated the opposition Congress for
disrupting the house proceedings for the last three days over
the issue, saying it had dishonoured the house by stalling
proceedings during the question hour and the discussion of
budgetary demands.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 13:11

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