IB, RAW tapped phones on Centre's order: UP CM

He also alleged the Congress of doing the utmost to send Amar Singh and him to jail.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 18:02 IST

Continuing his unbridled attack on the Congress, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday alleged that Central agencies like IB and RAW had tapped the telephones of Samajwadi Party leaders on the direction of the Central Government.

"The Centre initially denied tapping mine or Amar Singh's phones and said that the letters were fake. I have the copy of the letters," said Mulayam, while addressing a public meeting at a school campus.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had dismissed the letters purportedly of the Delhi Principal Secretary and the Joint Commissioner of Police as forged.

Yadav said that he was ready to produce the letters in court if need be to prove that they were genuine, and alleged that Central agencies like the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing had carried out the tapping at the behest of the UPA at the Centre.

"The Congress is doing its utmost to send Mulayam Singh and Amar Singh to jail," he said.

He also accused the Centre and the Congress of maligning his image and creating hurdles in the smooth running of his government.

First Published: Jan 23, 2006 18:02 IST