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Shanti Bhushan moves contempt plea against Amar Singh

Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan sought contempt proceedings against politician Amar Singh for `fabricating` conversations between the two and Mulayam Singh Yadav.



New Delhi: The war over the alleged fake
CD reached the Supreme Court on Monday when senior advocate
Shanti Bhushan sought contempt proceedings against politician
Amar Singh for "fabricating" conversations between the two and
Mulayam Singh Yadav.

"The informant (Shanti Bhushan) is approaching this
Court as one CD purportedly containing a completely fabricated
conversation between the Informant, Mulayam Singh Yadav and
Amar Singh, which clearly cast aspersions on the judiciary,
has been circulated among the media," the petition said.

Bhushan, a member of the Joint Drafting Committee on
Lokpal Bill, wants his plea be placed before Chief Justice SH Kapadia for taking suo motu cognizance.

He has also filed forensic reports of two different
laboratories, including the Truth Lab, Hyderabad, which is
headed by a former Director of the Central Forensic Science
Laboratory.

Bhushan sought a probe by a special investigation team
to find out as to who all are the persons involved in the
fabrication of the CD or its dissemination.

In suppport of his allegations against Amar Singh,
Bhushan has compared the excerpts of conversations of the CD,
relating to him, with the earlier ones of the expelled leader
of Samajwadi Party, which was released in 2006, and now have
become part of the SC records.

"Once it becomes clear that the CD is fabricated, the
question then arises as to who has fabricated this CD. It
seems clear that Amar Singh must be involved in this
fabrication as he states in the purported conversation that
Shanti Bhushan is sitting with him.

"The fact of the matter is that the informant has
never met the alleged contemnor and, therefore, if this
sentence is continuous and is, as it seems to be in Amar
Singh`s voice, then clearly Singh has either engineered the CD
or has cooperated in its fabrication," the petition said.

The petition said "the act of fabricating the CD and
then sending it anonymously to various news channels and
newspapers is a serious attempt to bring not only the
informant but also the judiciary under cloud and needs to be
taken serious cognizance of."

The senior lawyer has expressed apprehension that the
leak of the CD could be a part of bigger design as the police
did not take his complaint with due seriousness.

"Clearly the attempt seems to be to not take the
complaint seriously and to not investigate the matter
seriously.

"This may be at the behest of powerful interests
which have very high stakes not only in the 2G case which has
been reserved by a Bench presided over by the judge named in
the fabricated CD but also against the anti corruption law
(Lokpal Bill) which is under drafting," the plea said.

PTI

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