Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan has moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against senior politician Amar Singh.
Bhushan, co-chairman of the Joint Drafting Committee on Lokpal Bill, has accused the former Samajwadi Party member of distributing a ‘fabricated’ CD featuring him, Bhushan and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
“The informant (Shanti Bhushan) is approaching this court as one CD purportedly containing a completely fabricated conversation between the informant, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, which clearly cast aspersions on the judiciary, has been circulated among the media,” read Bhushan's petition.
The former law minister wants his petition to be placed before Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia and has sought for a suo motu cognizance by the court. He wants the court to order a probe by the special investigating team as he feels that the Delhi Police would not perform the job fairly.
Supporting his allegation of fabrication against Amar Singh, Bhushan has filed forensic reports of two laboratories. In his petition Bhushan has also compared the excerpts of conversations of the disputed CD and the earlier CD in which Amar Singh's conversation was recorded and related in 2006.
Bhushan has claimed Singh has allegedly lifted portions from the 2006 CD and clubbed it with the CD in distribution.