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Varun CD not doctored, says lab report

Source: PTI
June 21, 2009 15:48 IST
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A compact disc containing the alleged hate speeches of BJP leader Varun Gandhi, which created a furore ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, was "not doctored", the Hyderabad-based Forensic Science Laboratory has said in its report.

"The FSL report, which was received by police yesterday, has confirmed that the voice in the tapes is that of Varun Gandhi and the CD is not doctored," police officer Mani Ram Rao, who is investigating the cases lodged against Varun for his speeches at public meetings on March 7 and 8, said today.

Findings of the FSL report were also confirmed by Pilibhit district magistrate Ajay Chauhan, who said, "Though I have not seen the report yet, but I have been told that the FSL had said that the voice contained in the tape is that of Varun Gandhi."

Cases were lodged against 29-year-old Varun for delivering 'hate speeches' during public meeting at Barekhera and Lalauribagh on March 7 and Deshnagar on March 8. 

CD one-sided: Maneka

Coming out in defence of her son, BJP leader Maneka Gandhi today said forensic reports, suggesting that the tapes containing his alleged hate speeches were not doctored, were "one-sided".

"The report is one-sided. We will answer and prove in the court that the tapes are doctored," Maneka told reporters on the sidelines of BJP's National Executive meet. Supporting Maneka's stand, party general secretary Vinay Katiyar said if the police have original tapes, it should produce them.


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