Jogi tapes: Voice match established
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Jogi tapes: Voice match established

Draft chargesheet against the former Chhattisgarh CM in the cash-for-MLA scam has been sent for legal clearance.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 03:28 IST

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress MP Ajit Jogi has toughtimes ahead as the voice spectography test in the cash-for-MLAs scam has come out positive. Following this the draft chargesheet against him has been sent for legal clearance.

The Centre for Forensic and Scientific Laboratory, which examined the taped telephone conversation between Jogi and BJP MLA Virendra Pandey, matched the voices and found them to be genuine, CBI sources said.

Jogi's son, Amit, now in judicial custody in connection with the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avtar Jaggi, has also been named in the FIR in cash-for-MLA case. The defected BJP MP PR Khunte also features in the charge.

After getting the clearance about matching of the voices, a draft chargesheet was prepared and was sent to the prosecution director of the CBI for clearance.

During its course of investigations, the CBI examined over 50 people, including Khunte and other legislators, in connection with the scam and also questioned Jogi's staff, including his driver, and others, besides taking the voice samples of all those on the audio tape on which Jogi was purportedly heard as offering bribe to Pandey for splitting the BJP legislature party.

First Published: Jan 22, 2006 22:50 IST