New Delhi/February 12
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has removed public prosecutor, AK Singh after the emergence of an audiotape which purportedly suggesting that Singh had helped 2G scam accused by revealing prosecution strategy.
In a statement, a CBI spokesperson said that after the CBI received an audiotape, which reportedly indicates that a public prosecutor was allegedly in touch with and was discussing certain points regarding prosecution strategy with an accused in the 2G Spectrum allocation case, has been removed from trial prosecution team. Currently, CBI is probing the allegations.
“A preliminary Enquiry has been registered by CBI to verify these allegations and the Court has been informed of the developments. Meanwhile, another prosecutor has been appointed to the team to assist in the ongoing trial,” said the CBI spokesperson.
Earlier, CBI has received an audiotape sent anonymously in which senior public prosecutor, A K Singh reportedly speaking to Unitech MD, Sanjay Chandra. The tape, which seems to be recorded in September last year and which was aired by a private channel, purportedly suggests Singh discussing with Chandra as to how a key prosecution witness will depose in the court and how they can use a three-judge Supreme Court judgement as a reference in the legal strategy. Further the tape also indicates that public prosecutor offered to examine the defence witness at date suggested by the defence and that he had misled a CBI DIG to help Chandra.
However, in a statement, Chandra had refuted the allegations and alleged that the tape is fabricated.