JAIPUR: The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has despatched a discover to Congress chief whip in the Rajasthan Assembly Mahesh Joshi asking him to seem earlier than it on June 24 for questioning in the phone tapping case lodged on a grievance by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
The police have requested Joshi to succeed in the Prashant Vihar workplace of the Crime Branch in Rohini for the questioning.
Joshi confirmed he had obtained the discover on Tuesday however stated he wouldn’t be capable to seem earlier than the Crime Branch on June 24.
“I won’t be able to seem earlier than the Crime Branch in Delhi on the stated date. A reply to the discover will likely be given at present,” Joshi instructed PTI.
The Congress chief stated he was not named in the FIR that was registered by the police on the grievance lodged by Shekhawat, who can also be the BJP MP from Jodhpur.
The phone-tapping controversy erupted in July final 12 months in Rajasthan.
Audio clips of alleged telephonic conversations between Shekhawat and Congress leaders surfaced amidst a insurrection towards Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot by his then deputy Sachin Pilot and 18 occasion MLAs supporting him.
Congress leaders of Gehlot’s camp had alleged that BJP leaders have been indulging in horse-trading to topple the state authorities.
On the idea of Shekhawat’s grievance, the Delhi Police registered an FIR in March this 12 months towards Gehlot’s Officer on Special Duty Lokesh Sharma and others on expenses of prison conspiracy, prison breach of belief and unlawfully intercepting telegraphic alerts (telephonic dialog).
Sharma has rejected the allegations.
He had approached the Delhi High Court looking for quashing of the FIR towards him.
Earlier this month, the court docket requested the Delhi Police to not take any coercive motion towards Sharma until the following date of listening to — August 6.
Joshi had lodged complaints concerning the audio clips of conversations purportedly about makes an attempt to topple the Rajasthan authorities with the state police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) final 12 months.
However, the Rajasthan Police FIR didn’t point out that Gajendra Singh referred to in the clip was Union minister Shekhawat.
The SOG in the end closed the case after the Congress excessive command intervened to resolve the problems between Gehlot and Pilot.
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