The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has despatched a discover to Congress chief whip within the Rajasthan Assembly Mahesh Joshi asking him to seem earlier than it on June 24 for questioning within the telephone tapping case lodged on a grievance by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
The police have requested Mr Joshi to achieve the Prashant Vihar workplace of the Crime Branch in Rohini for the questioning.
Mr Joshi confirmed he had acquired the discover on Tuesday however stated he wouldn’t be capable to seem earlier than the Crime Branch on June 24.
“I will not be able to appear before the Crime Branch in Delhi on the said date. A reply to the notice will be given today,” Mr Joshi instructed PTI.
The Congress chief stated he was not named within the FIR that was registered by the police on the grievance lodged by Mr Shekhawat, who can also be the BJP MP from Jodhpur.
The phone-tapping controversy erupted in July final yr in Rajasthan. Audio clips of alleged telephonic conversations between Mr Shekhawat and Congress leaders surfaced amidst a insurrection towards Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot by his then deputy Sachin Pilot and 18 celebration MLAs supporting him.
Congress leaders of Mr Gehlot’s camp had alleged that BJP leaders have been indulging in horse-trading to topple the state authorities.
On the idea of Mr Shekhawat’s grievance, the Delhi Police registered an FIR in March this yr towards Mr Gehlot’s Officer on Special Duty Lokesh Sharma and others on prices of felony conspiracy, felony breach of belief and unlawfully intercepting telegraphic indicators (telephonic dialog).
Mr Sharma has rejected the allegations.
He had approached the Delhi High Court in search of quashing of the FIR towards him. Earlier this month, the courtroom requested the Delhi Police to not take any coercive motion towards Mr Sharma until the subsequent date of listening to — August 6.
Mr 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 yr.
However, the Rajasthan Police FIR didn’t point out that Gajendra Singh referred to within the clip was Union minister Shekhawat.
The SOG finally closed the case after the Congress excessive command intervened to resolve the problems between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.