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Karnataka BJP seeks judicial probe into audio tape

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

The BJP's unit on Tuesday sought a judicial inquiry into the audio tape in which K.R. Ramesh Kumar's name figured in an alleged conversation between and Naganagouda Kandakur's son

"The should order a probe or judicial inquiry into the audio tape as we do not trust the (state) government to hold a fair probe by its police monitored SIT," MLA J.C. Madhuswamy said in the Assembly amid a ruckus between the ruling and opposition members.

Echoing Madhuswamy, another BJP MLA said his party feared a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe would lead to a witch hunt against its members.

"Hence, we urge a judicial probe into the audio tape," Kumar told the

On the Speaker's directive, on Monday ordered the SIT probe into the audio tape he released on February 8 to expose Yeddyurappa's alleged attempt to lure Kandakur to join the BJP.

The Speaker has asked for the inquiry report in the next 15 days.

Rejecting the BJP's demand, Kumar said an SIT probe was desirable as a judicial inquiry would be delayed.

Kumar adjourned when the ruling and opposition members levelled charges and counter-charges during the debate on the issue.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:38 IST
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