New Delhi: Disproving allegations levelled by Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Delhi Police on Tuesday said that Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) or home ministry have not shown any interest in denying him forensic reports on controversial CD allegedly featuring his father Shanti Bhushan.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said in a statement that “It is totally false and baseless that Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Office or Hon’ble home minister has taken any interest in the matter. The original reports with Delhi Police have been filed in the court.”
Yesterday, the clarification came as Bhushan pulled PMO and home ministry into the CD issue claims that they were behind withholding a forensic report by CFSL-Chandigarh, which Delhi Police said was doctored.
Bhagat said that “This was denied by the Public Information Officer of Special Cell, Delhi Police, as per the provisions of RTI Act, 2005, which provides for denial of information at the stage of investigation as well as prosecution. Aggarwal is a third party and has no direct interest in the case and such information was not provided to him.”
“Chief Information Commission, New Delhi has ordered Delhi Police to provide the certified copies of report of CFSL, New Delhi and CERT-In, New Delhi, free of cost, to Aggarwal,” he added.
Bhushan had said that “The interest taken by the Home Minister P Chidambaram in this matter and the PMO in revealing the Delhi CSFL report while withholding the Chandigarh CFSL report shows that the Government is behind the dissemination of this fabrication, if not the actual fabrication itself.”
“This was the beginning of the repeated attempts by the Government to defame important members of the anti-corruption campaign – an attempt which continues till this day,” Bhushan said.