Lahar says diary fake, to approach HC

Lahar says diary  fake, to approach HC

 BJP MLC Lahar Singh on Sunday said the Congress has relea­sed fake diary entries pertaining to him and even his signature has been forged.

Singh has been in news since Saturday after Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president Dinesh Gundu Rao released copies of a diary reportedly written by Singh, which mentions of payoffs by state BJP leaders to the central leaders.

Adressing the media in Bengaluru, Singh reiterated that the diary details released by the Congress were fictitious.“In the papers released, my signature is shown as ‘Lehar Singh.’ But I write my name as ‘Lahar Singh.’ It is surprising that Dinesh Gundu Rao, who is a knowledgeable person, has made such baseless allegations to please his party high command. I am forced to issue a denial and also seek a CBI probe,” he said.

Singh was the joint treasurer of the state BJP for some years when the party was in power. He was suspended from the party in 2013 for making allegations against BJP veteran L K Advani. His proximity to state BJP chief Yeddyurappa helped him not only return to the party but also to become a MLC for the second time. Singh said, “The fake diary shows that crores of rupees were paid to my party leaders. I had raised funds for the party prior to 2011. But I had never paid money to any individuals. Bogus records have been created.”

 Singh said he would welcome a CBI probe or the forensic lab tests into the fake diary. “I would meet the Union Home minister seeking a probe. Besides, I may approach the high court seeking justice. I will fight a legal battle. Today I went to the police commissioner’s office to lodge a complaint. The commissioner showed disrespect to me. He did not even offer me a seat for courtesy sake. He said he can’t receive the complaint as he had personal work. He sighted Sunday as the reason. I did not even get an acknowledgment from the police. The commissioner is a good person but the Siddaramaiah government has exerted pressure on him,” Singh said.

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