Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot addresses the media after meeting governor in Jaipur (PTI)
JAIPUR: The Special Operations Group (SOG) registered two FIRs on Friday after a complaint by Congress chief whip, Mahesh Joshi, over perceived allegations to topple the ruling government in Rajasthan.
The two FIRs mention Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma, Gajendra Singh and Sanjay Jain. The FIRs were lodged after two audio clips went viral in which the trio could be heard discussing alleged horse-trading of MLAs.
While the FIR mentions Singh, it does not say if they are in fact talking about the Union minister though he released a statement in which he has refuted the claims.
Ashok Rathore, ADG, SOG and ATS said,”we have registered two FIRs after the audio clips went viral. These FIRs have been registered under IPC sections 120 A (sedition) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy). We will investigate the matter and check the authenticity of the audio clips.”
A team of SOG also left for Manesar to seek permission from court to take voice samples of the persons who could be heard in the audio and were named in the FIR.
According to the FIRs, Sharma and Jain were heard talking about getting enough number of MLAs to topple the Ashok Gehlot government. After this, Jain patched the call and Singh spoke with Sharma about the Congress MLAs staying at the resort. As per the audio clip mentioned in the FIR, Singh and Sharma spoke about a list in which the latter’s name is not there to which the former replied that he will take care of it.
While the FIRs mentioned that the complainant came to know about the audio clips after it was reported by media and circulated on social media platforms, sources claimed that the clips were leaked by the Gehlot’s camp on Thursday evening.