JP for scrutiny of Karkare call records produced by Digvijay

Swamy said the nation "must reject the ridiculous" claim of Singh that the records show that the police official had spoken to him.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 22:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramanian
Swamy Wednesday demanded a scrutiny of the phone records produced
by Congress leader Digvijay Singh to prove that he spoke to
slain police official Hemant Karkare, hours before his death.

Swamy said the nation "must reject the ridiculous" claim
of Singh that the records show that the police official had
spoken to him about the "harassment" allegedly meted out to
him by Hindutva forces.

"The nation has not been provided with any evidence so
far if what conversation, if any, took place or the duration
of the call," he said in a statement here.

"The photocopy of the telephone records that Singh
produced before TV cameras needs to be scrutinized since the
telephone number on which a call was made from Singh`s
telephone was to a general SIT number in Mumbai and not to any
of the two numbers on which Karkare could be accessed," Swamy
said.

Under attack over his claim about a call from Karkare,
Singh yesterday produced record of the conversation the slain
ATS chief had with him on 26/11 and sought apology from
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil and all others who had
dubbed him a "liar".

PTI