‘Com­plaint has been lodged un­der var­i­ous sec­tions of IPC’ Au­dio clip row over Yed­dyu­rappa; BJP files com­plaint against CM

Millennium Post - - Mp Nation -

BENGALURU: A com­plaint has been filed against Kar­nataka Chief Min­is­ter H D Ku­maraswamy al­leg­ing that the au­dio clip re­leased about state BJP Chief B S Yed­dyu­rappa's al­leged bid to desta­bilise the coali­tion govern­ment was a "fab­ri­cated, cre­ated and trun­cated" one, the party said on Sun­day.

The com­plaint has been lodged with the Vid­hana Soudha po­lice sta­tion un­der var­i­ous sec­tions of IPC in­clud­ing 463 (Forgery) and 464 (Mak­ing a false doc­u­ment) among oth­ers, and the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Act, state BJP said.

Af­ter com­ing to know of the "plot" hatched by Ku­maraswamy and his as­so­ciates to "tar­nish" the rep­u­ta­tion of Yed­dyu­rappa and BJP, M B Maramkal (Yed­dyu­rappa's as­so­ciate) filed the crim­i­nal com­plaint, it said.

"We hope that the in­ves­ti­gat­ing agency would in­ves­ti­gate into the mat­ter and press crim­i­nal charges against Ku­maraswamy and his as­so­ciates and bring them to jus­tice," it­said in a state­ment.

Fac­ing tur­moil in the rul­ing coali­tion that has cast a shadow over the sta­bil­ity of his govern­ment, Ku­maraswamy had on Fri­day re­leased the au­dio clip in which Yed­dyu­rappa is pur­port­edly try­ing to lure JDS MLA Na­ganagouda through his son­sha­rana Gouda.

Yed­dyu­rappa, who is at the vortex of the row over his al­leged bid to poach the rul­ing coali­tion MLAS for the past few weeks, was quick dis­miss the clip as "fake" and a "con­cocted story".

Yed­dyu­rappa had on Fri­day dis­missed the claim by the Chief Min­is­ter that he had spo­ken in the au­dio about a 'Rs 50 crore' of­fer to the as­sem­bly speaker.

Not­ing that sub­se­quent to the event on Fri­day when the Chief Min­is­ter along with oth­ers held a press con­fer­ence and re­leased the au­dio clip, the BJP said it was found that the clip was a "fab­ri­cated, cre­ated and trun­cated one."

"The mak­ing of the au­dio CD and the re­lease of the same to me­dia houses was part of the con­spir­acy hatched by Ku­maraswamy who is presently fac­ing se­vere trust deficit from the leg­is­la­tors of his party as well as the coali­tion part­ner be­ing the Congress," the saf­fron party said.

Ac­cus­ing Ku­maraswamy of in­dulging in "third grade" pol­i­tics, Yed­dyu­rappa Sun­day said he was ready for any in­quiry into the au­dio clip.

Point­ing out that the Chief Min­is­ter has him­self sent MLA'S son to him, the se­nior BJP leader said it was true that he spoke to Sha­ran Gouda, and charged Ku­maraswamy with re­leas­ing only a part of the au­dio which he wanted.

On the other hand, Kar­nataka state youth Congress has also pe­ti­tioned Sadashiv­ana­gar po­lice here to book a case against Yed­dyu­rappa on grounds of "cor­rup­tion and al­lure­ment" with money to poach MLAS from rul­ing side with an in­ten­tion to top­ple the coali­tion govern­ment.

Claim­ing that the au­dio tape of Yed­dyu­rappa's con­ver­sa­tion with Sha­ran Gouda that has been re­leased is an ev­i­dence, Youth Congress Vice Pres­i­dent (Mallesh­waram) Ash­win Gowda in a state­ment said, a com­plaint has been filed at Sadashiv­ana­gar po­lice sta­tion here re­cently,un­der whose ju­ris­dic­tion Yed­dyu­rappa's res­i­dence falls.

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