HUBBALLI: Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Jagadish Shettar, has raised doubts over veracity of the forensic report on the voice samples of BJP leaders B S Yeddyurappa and Ananth Kumar in a case related to alleged payout to the party high command.Shettar told reporters that the state government is showing undue urgency to fix the BJP leaders in a “false case” as its misdeeds are being questioned in the court of law. He said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is trying desperately to put hurdles on the way of the BJP’s electoral success.
“It is learnt that the voice sample tests were conducted by expects in physics. Instead of testing the edited video record, tests should have been done on entire unedited footage. Without following the established rules, the government is filing false FIRs, misusing the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)”, he said.Alleging involvement of Siddaramaiah in the “misdeeds”, he said former police officer Kempaiah, ACB chief M N Reddy and chief minister’s secretary L K Atheeq are conspiring against BJP leaders.
The police have not acted upon the complaints lodged by BJP leaders against the ministers, who “doctored the CD with a criminal intent”, he maintained.Asked about the BJP going soft on MLC Govindaraju’s diary, Shettar said his party has no role to play in the case. The state government is also misusing the Criminal Investigation Department to protect ministers, he added.