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?Police want to give clean chit to Joshi?

LEADER OF Opposition in the State Assembly Jamuna Devi today accused the State police of not inquiring into authenticity of sleazy CD involving disgraced BJP leader Sanjay Joshi in a proper manner.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 13:43 IST

LEADER OF Opposition in the State Assembly Jamuna Devi today accused the State police of not inquiring into authenticity of sleazy CD involving disgraced BJP leader Sanjay Joshi in a proper manner.

In a memorandum submitted to Governor Dr Balram Jakhar, Jamuna Devi said the police, in this case, seem to be working with a self-appointed goal to give a clean chit to Sanjay Joshi.

She said the police seem to be under political pressure in carrying out investigation into the matter. Otherwise it would have interrogated Sanjay Joshi before proceeding further with the investigation.

Jamuna Devi said that since the matter involves reputation of Madhya Pradesh, she had urged the Chief Minister to hand over investigation of the matter to the CBI so that truth of the CD was exposed beyond doubt.

She said the police should interrogate Joshi about his visits to Bhopal, the places where he had stayed during his visits and persons he had met.

But police seem to be working to hush up the case by giving it a different colour. Off-the-record media briefing is also being used to give strange dimensions to the matter, she said.

Jamuna said former Union minister Prahlad Patel had said on December 30 that senior BJP leaders Pramod Mahajan and Venkaiah Naidu were in the know of the sleazy CD but the police did not take note of his press conference.

The police should have interrogated Patel and the other two leaders in this regard, Jamuna Devi said. She urged the Governor to direct the State police to interrogate Sanjay Joshi, Uma Bharti, Prahlad Patel, Pramod Mahajan and Venkaiah Naidu in the matter because it could well be linked to fierce leadership battle in the State BJP, which ultimately led to expulsion of Uma Bharti and Prahlad Patel from the BJP.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 13:43 IST