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New Delhi: Close to the heals of former Union Law Minister and veteran lawyer Shanti Bhushan and his son and senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan filing a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, Singh too got a police complaint lodged against the Bhushans. He also threatened to file a contempt petition, claiming that the Bhushans had made public CDs of his conversation despite a ban by the Supreme Court.
The police complaint got registered by Amar Singh said: “The said CDs being distributed by them contain inter alia tampered/ morphed and edited conversations with Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav and myself with Shri Shanti Bhushan which were tampered/ morphed/ edited possibly by Prashant Bhushan in order to portray the statements made by Shanti Bhushan in a better light and to save his face. They have apparently made more than five different versions of the said conversation in order to dilute the original conversation.”
He submitted what he called four “different versions” of the CD and demanded these to be verified by a national laboratory for its contents.
“I verily believe that the CDs not only contain illegally tapped conversations but..the same have been tampered, morphed and edited in a manner to bring disrepute to Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav and I,” Amar Singh said in his complaint.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Amar Singh said: “There is already a contempt case pending against Prashant Bhushan for his alleged remarks on corruption in the highest judiciary….They have made public audio CDs, which are banned by the Supreme Court….I will file for contempt of court petitions against him.”
Amar Singh also urged Shanti Bhushan to submit his voice samples to help investigators ascertain the “truth” behind the purported conversation on the CD.
The Bhushans have alleged that the CD has been doctored in a bid to influence the court and derail the Lokpal Bill committee.