The sting operation which is the basis of a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court refers to BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar,Bhupendra Yadav,Ram Lal,senior advocate Ram Jethmalani and former additional advocate general of Madhya Pradesh Manoj Dwivedi as allegedly conspiring to shield former state Home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. Javadekar is allegedly seen in the recording as saying that Chief Minister Narendra Modi is in the loop and the latter has appointed Shah to supervise the matter.
The freelance journalist who did the sting operation and then filed the PIL,Pushp Kumar Sharma,has provided a commentary to a series of stings that he carried out on people involved in the alleged conspiracy. According to Sharma,he had a good rapport with Narmada Prajapati,Tulsirams mother,as he used to meet her for writing a book on encounters. Yadav sought his help to approach Narmada so as to enable her to get compensation amount. According to Sharma,in lieu of the compensation,these politicians wanted Narmada to sign a vakalatnama of a lawyer of their choice so that they could control the case as per their wish and weaken it against Shah. When Sharma realised that a vakalatnama had been signed by Narmada and subsequently there was no word from the politicians,he spread a rumour that she had signed a fresh vakalatnama. He alleged that the said politicians expressed their unhappiness regarding this during the sting operation.
As per Sharmas recording,the efforts to shield Shah involved Jethmalani,Yadav,Javadekar,Lal,and Dwivedi. In fact,Dwivedi was given the task of finding a on-record advocate for Narmada,so that the case against Shah could be weakened.
Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case: The plot,as cracked by CBI
The one-and-a-half-hour-long CD contains a series of stings of Yadav,Javadekar and Lal,apart from those of Rubabuddin Sheikh and Azam Khan,witnesses in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Rubabuddin is heard saying in the CD that minister Purshottam Solanki had indirectly offered Rs 35 crore to hush up the matter.
CONGRESS DEMANDS MODI’S RESIGNATION,WANTS CBI TO INTERVENE
A sting operation claiming to have exposed a plan by BJP MPs to protect former Gujarat Home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case became fodder for the Congress to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Demanding Modis resignation,Congress MP and chairman of the partys communication department Ajay Maken said the facts shown in the sting CD were very serious and important. This is an attempt to influence the judicial process. The matter should be investigated by the CBI and till the probe is over,Modi should not remain in office. How can he continue as CM when such allegations have surfaced? he said. Meanwhile,BJP MP Prakash Javadekar dismissed the content of the sting CD as ridiculous and distorted.