Shanti Bhushan opposes closure of "forged" CD case

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 22:23

New Delhi: Noted lawyer Shanti Bhushan on Thursday
moved a city court against a Delhi police plea to close a case
against unnamed persons for forging a CD purportedly
containing a talk between him and politicians Mulayam Singh
Yadav and Amar Singh about a sitting apex court judge.
In an application to the court of Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate Vinod Yadav, Shanti Bhushan opposed the police
report to close the forgery case registered by it earlier on
a complaint by him about delivery of the purportedly forged CD
to a media house.

In his plea, the former union Law minister sought the
court`s direction to the police to have it "thoroughly
investigated" after rejecting the closure report.

The police had sought closure of the case, registered on
Bhushan`s complaint, saying there was no substantive evidence
to prove the offence of forgery as alleged by him.
Bhushan had filed a complaint at IP Estate police station
here on April 14, 2011 alleging the CD, containing his
purported conversations with Yadav and Amar Singh, was
fabricated and had denied talking to them.

In his purported conversation, Bhushan allegedly told
Mulayam Singh Yadav that his son Prashant Bhushan could
"manage" a sitting Supreme Court judge for Rs four crore.

Reiterating his stand that the CD was fabricated, the
senior advocate said, in his plea, "it seems to me that the CD
was fabricated for the purpose of trying to induce a Supreme
Court judge to recuse himself from 2G spectrum case and
also the Amar Singh tape case, which were pending in his
court."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 22:23

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