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Delhi Police rejects Bhushan`s charge on CD

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:09

New Delhi: Rebutting allegations levelled by
Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Delhi Police on Tuesday said
Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) or Home Ministry have not shown
any interest in denying him forensic reports on controversial
CD purportedly featuring his father Shanti Bhushan.

"It is totally false and baseless that Hon`ble Prime
Minister`s Office or Hon`ble Home Minister has taken any
interest in the matter. The original reports with Delhi Police
have been filed in the court," Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan
Bhagat said in a statement.

The clarification came as Bhushan yesterday dragged the
PMO and Home Ministry into the CD issue alleging that they
were behind withholding a forensic report by CFSL-Chandigarh
which Delhi Police said was doctored.

RTI activist S C Aggarwal had got a copy of the
CFSL-Chandigarh report which contradicted CFSL-Delhi`s
report that claimed the CD was genuine.

Bhagat said Aggarwal had requested for copies of reports
of CFSL-New Delhi, CFSL-Chandigarh and CERT-In based in Delhi.

"This was denied by the Public Information Officer of
Special Cell, Delhi Police, as per the provisions of RTI Act,
2005, which provides for denial of information at the stage of
investigation as well as prosecution. Aggarwal is a third
party and has no direct interest in the case and such
information was not provided to him.

"Chief Information Commission, New Delhi has ordered
Delhi Police to provide the certified copies of report of
CFSL, New Delhi and CERT-In, New Delhi, free of cost, to
Aggarwal," he said.

He said Delhi Police has filed all these three original
examination reports of CFSL, New Delhi and Chandigarh and
CERT-In in the closure report in the Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate on July 26.

"The matter is still subjudice. Besides, Delhi Police is
approaching Hon`ble High Court of Delhi against the impugned
orders of the CIC," he said.

Bhushan had said, "The interest taken by Home
Minister P Chidambaram in this matter and the PMO in revealing
the Delhi CSFL report while withholding the Chandigarh CFSL
report shows that the government is behind the dissemination
of this fabrication, if not the actual fabrication itself.

"This was the beginning of the repeated attempts by the
government to defame important members of the anti-corruption
campaign - an attempt which continues till this day," Bhushan


First Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:09

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