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Jogi tapes: Voice match established

FORMER CHHATTISGARH chief minister and Congress MP Ajit Jogi may have troubled times ahead as the voice spectography test has matched in the cash-for-MLAs scam and the draft charge-sheet against him has been sent for legal clearance.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2006 14:33 IST
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FORMER CHHATTISGARH chief minister and Congress MP Ajit Jogi may have troubled times ahead as the voice spectography test has matched in the cash-for-MLAs scam and the draft charge-sheet against him has been sent for legal clearance.

The Centre for Forensic and Scientific Laboratory (CFSL), which examined the taped telephonic conversation between Jogi and BJP MLA Virendra Pandey for ensuring defection of newly elected BJP MLAs after Congress was routed in 2003 assembly polls, 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 CBI FIR in cash-for-MLA case which also includes P R Khunte, the defected BJP MP.

The CBI got the spectography test of the Jogi’s voice done after recording his voice over telephone as it had to be matched with the recorded telephonic conversation between Jogi and Pandey.

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

with the recorded telephonic conversation between Jogi and Pandey. After getting the clearance about matching of the voices, a draft charge-sheet was prepared and sent to the director, prosecution 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, sources said.

The CBI carried out raids at the premises of Jogi and his son Amit in Raipur and Delhi after registering the case against Jogi, Amit and Khunte under section 34 and section 120-b (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code besides some sections of prevention of corruption act which includes bribery and receiving gratification. The case was transferred from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Chhattisgarh, which had registered a case against Jogi when he was in office and others.

The CBI is probing the entire case under section six of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act under which the agency would have jurisdiction over the entire state for carrying out its investigations.