Delhi Police on Friday told a court that it did not find it necessary to record the statements of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh to ascertain the authenticity of voices on the CD purportedly having their talks with lawyer and Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan.
The police said it did not deem it fit to record the two leaders' statement as the fact that Yadav talked to Bhushan came out during Singh's examination by it.
"The statements of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh were not recorded under section 161 CrPC as it was not considered necessary as the scope of investigation was only to ascertain if the CD in question was fabricated," the Special Cell of Delhi police told Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav.
Maintaing that recording Amar Singh's statement was not necessary, the police said "the factum of having a conversation with Mulayam Singh Yadav has been corroborated during examination of Amar Singh who stated that he made a telephonic call to Yadav and gave the receiver to Shanti Bhushan who started talking to him and at that point of time, he (Amar Singh) left the room."
"This part of the statement at least establishes the circumstances of the conversation having taken place between the complainant (Shanti Bhushan) and Mulayam Singh Yadav. The expert opinion is indicative of the fact that these CDs are neither doctored nor fabricated."
The submissions were made by the police in its reply to Shanti Bhushan's petition challenging the police report's seeking cancellation of his (Bhushan's) complaint that the CD containing his alleged conversations with Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh was fabricated.