Free, fair probe into Bhushan CD case: Chidambaram

Home Minister P Chidambaram assured a "free, fair and thorough" probe into the alleged fake CD involving eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan, a member of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill.

New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday assured a "free, fair and thorough" probe into the
alleged fake CD involving eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan, a
member of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill.

"I have been assured by the Delhi Police that there
would be free, fair and thorough probe. The CD will be
examined in at least two different labs for separate reports,"
he told reporters here.
The Minister said this was a "season of allegations"
and he was glad that there was a growing recognition that
reputation was also important.
Bhushan`s son Prashant had yesterday claimed in a
press conference that the CD, purportedly containing
conversations between Bhushan and Samajwadi party leader
Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, was fabricated to tarnish
the reputation of civil society representatives in the joint
drafting committee. "The whole thing is a cut and paste job,"
he had claimed.

PTI