The sting operation which is the basis of a PIL 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 Dwiwedi as allegedly conspiring to shield former minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case.
Javadekar is allegedly seen in the recording as saying that CM Narendra Modi is in the loop and the latter has appointed Shah to supervise the matter.
The freelance journalist who did the sting and filed the PIL,Pushp Kumar Sharma,has provided a commentary to a series of stings 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 for compensation. 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 and weaken it against Shah,Sharma alleged. When Sharma realised that Narmada had signed the vakalatnama and there was no word from the politicians,he spread a rumour that she had signed a fresh vakalatnama. He alleged the politicians expressed their unhappiness regarding this during the sting operation.
As per Sharmas recording,efforts to shield Shah involved Jethmalani,Yadav,Javadekar,Lal,and Dwiwedi,who was given the task of finding a on-record advocate for Narmada,so that the case could be weakened.
The alleged content
Alleged conversation,as recorded in the alleged CD,between Prakash Javadekar and Bhupendra Yadav at the formers quarters at New Delhi (not dated):
Javadekar: You tell me what is the problem now. Do you have any contact. What we confirmed we did but something has happened.
Javadekar: 20-25,how much did they give?
Yadav: We were worried about this case
Javadekar: I have told Modi about this. Modi can ask later. I have informed Amit also.
Yadav: Have you met Mataji. Hope she has not given anything in writing (allegedly referring to vakalatnama from Narmada Prajapati,mother of Tulsiram Prajapati)
Yadav: No,no,what was decided at that time that you will take money and take care of the matter
Yadav: (When reporter allegedly in the sting tells Yadav that Narmada has given another affidavit later) If she has given something in writing already then the entire sanctity of earlier vakalatnama is over,it is zero.