Prashant Bhushan and his father Shanti Bhushan may file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court in the CD case.
Both are members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee and a day before the panel met last week, media offices in Delhi received CDs delivered anonymously – these CDs are of a phone conversation purportedly between Mr Bhushan, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Amar Singh, who was a senior Samajwadi Party leader himself till a high-volume falling out with Mr Yadav.
Addressing the media last evening, Mr Prashant Bhushan claimed that the CD controversy is a conspiracy to discredit the civil society members of the Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee, and the doctoring of the CD has the backing of some powerful people.
Mr Bhushan also said that he sent the CD to two private labs which say that it is doctored.
Citing the alleged experts, Mr Bhushan said the CD is a cut-and-paste-job and there are six places where the ‘it’ has been edited. He also said that parts of the Amar-Mulayam conversation are from the Amar Singh tapes, recorded before February 2006, and which Mr Bhushan submitted to the Supreme Court for an inquiry.
Amar Singh insists he’s met Shanti Bhushan, the Bhushans deny this and blame the former Samajwadi Party MP.