Unfazed over former Shanti Bhushan’s decision to sue him over his alleged role in the ‘doctored’ CD episode, Amar Singh on Monday brought the judiciary and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare in his firing-line.
In a press conference here on Monday evening, Singh dared Hazare to drop Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushans from the Lokpal Bill drafting panel . “The CD may be unauthorised and illegal, but even Shanti Bhushan admits that it contains his voice. He is heard saying that the then law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj was corrupt, that the then Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan takes bribe to appoint judges, that his son Prashant, who files PILs, manages well, and that he has very good relations with Justice GS Singhvi, who was then the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. How can such people be drafted in the anti-corruption crusade,” Singh wondered.
The expelled SP leader repeatedly took Justice Singhvi’s name. He has been presiding over the apex court bench hearing the 2G spectrum scam. “Shanti Bhushan is heard boasting about his son Prashant’s equations with Justice Singhvi, claiming at one point that when the latter was the Chief Justice of the AP High Court, he could get anything done in his court. Justice Singhvi has now reserved his judgement on the petition filed by Prashant Bhushan seeking the lifting of the stay of the ban on the telecast of the tapes featuring me.”
“I want to ask Singhviji how could he entertain a petition from a person who habitually talks ill about the judiciary, who said things against the present Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, forcing him to initiate contempt proceedings. How could he make him an amicus,” Singh asked.
The expelled SP leader said, at the same time, that he did not want to say anything against the judiciary, but only wanted to bring certain things before its notice. “I don’t want to comment on the judiciary because everyone is afraid of it. I am also afraid of it. Even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had to bow before it,” Amar Singh said.
He said that he too was filing a case in the Delhi Police on the distribution of CDs. “I will also file a case of contempt against the Bhushans in the Supreme Court,” he asserted. Economic Times