Shanti Bhushan-Amar Singh CD not doctored: Police

Shanti Bhushan-Amar Singh CD not doctored: Police

Delhi Police have stated this in their closure report on the complaint filed by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan who alleged that the CD was doctored. "There is no tampering of CD and we have filed a closure report," Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat told IANS.

The CD was circulated at all media offices in April after anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare ended his fast demanding a strong Lokpal. Hazare's close associate Shanti Bhushan was named co-chair of the joint committee to draft the Lokpal Bill.

Shanti Bhushan had termed the CD a forgery and an attempt to malign him and lodged a complaint with Delhi Police under Section 469 of the IPC (forgery to hurt one's reputation).

In the conversation, Shanti Bhushan allegedly promises Mulayam Singh to influence a judge for a price and suggests that his son and lawyer Prashant Bhushan will facilitate the 'fixing'.

The Delhi Police sent the CD to the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) at the Central Bureau of Investigation office here. The reports that have emerged say the 'CD was not tampered'. The police afterwards sent the CD to Chandigarh-based CFSL for a cross-check.

A forensic test at a Hyderabad-based private lab, Truth Labs, by Bhushan claimed that the disc was doctored. The Bhushans in April got forensic analysis of the CD done by US expert George Papcun and Truth Labs and claimed that the disc has multiple gaps and signs of electronic editing at critical places.

Bhushan had alleged that this showed an "ominous conspiracy with the blessings of many powerful people" including corporates and politicians to derail judicial proceedings.

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