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I connected Bhushan with Mulayam on phone: Amar

Amar Singh has "admitted" that he facilitated the purported conversation between Mulayam Singh Yadav and noted lawyer Shanti Bhushan.

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has
"admitted" that he facilitated the purported conversation
between Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and noted
lawyer Shanti Bhushan, which is contained in the controversial
CD, the Delhi police has told a court here.

Police said that during the investigation, Amar Singh
revealed that after dialing the number to Yadav, he handed
over the receiver to Bhushan to speak with each other.

In the report placed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Vinod Yadav, police said Amar Singh had told them that when
the conversation took place on his landline phone, he had come
out of the room after handing over the phone to Bhushan.

When the alleged conversation had taken place, Virendra
Bhatia, who was the then Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh,
was also present.

"He (Amar Singh) admitted that a few years back, Shanti
Bhushan had visited his house from hotel Taj Man Singh while
Bhatia was also present there.

"During discussion regarding some case of Mulayam Singh
Yadav pending in the Allahabad High Court, (may be case of
defection against Mulayam Singh Yadav), Shanti Bhushan wanted
to talk to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"Then he (Amar Singh) connected him to Mulayam Singh
Yadav and left the room after handing over the receiver of the
phone to Shanti Bhushan. He could not listen to the
conversation between them," police said in its report.

The Delhi police said though Amar Singh could not comment
on whether the CD was doctored/edited he had admitted his
conversation with Yadav in the beginning and end of the
conversation available in the CD.

"He (Amar Singh) suspected that the CD might have been
made out of the voice bank available with someone when his
phones were intercepted regarding which a case was registered
and investigated by the Delhi police," it said.

The police, in its closure report, also said Amar Singh
had told them that Yadav and Bhushan were known to each other
from the time of Raj Narayan, the late socialist leader.

"As per his (Amar Singh) version, Mulayam Singh Yadav was
a close follower of late Raj Narayan and Shanti Bhushan was an
advocate of Raj Narayan in the case against Indira Gandhi",
the report said.


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