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Rajasthan crisis: SOG arrests Sanjay Jain, BJP Demands CBI Inquiry Into Phone Tapping Allegations



New Delhi, IndiaSambit Patra, speaking today on the allegations of horse trading made by Congress, asked if the phone conversation thus recorded was done through phone-tapping.

Congress had shared three audio clips as proof of horse-trading of MLAs, implicating a Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, as well. Patra asked whether all political groups were being phone-tapped in Rajasthan, and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter, while rubbishing claims that BJP was in any way involved in the political tussle

Our morality is crystal clear," he said, while demanding to know whether the Standard Procedure of Operations (SoP) regarding phone tapping was followed by Congress. BJP's Laxmikant Bhardwaj has filed a complaint against Congress leaders Mahesh Joshi, Randeep Surjewala, and others, at Ashok Nagar Police Station, over a "manufactured" audio clip and false statements by Congress.

Meanwhile, Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police on Friday arrested Sanjay Jain, whose name surfaced in one of the audio recordings pertaining to the alleged conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot government.

Sanjay Jain has been arrested by the Special Operations Group (SOG) team of Rajasthan Police, under sections 124A and 120B of Indian Penal Code On Friday, two first information reports were registered by the SOG based on the complaint filed by Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi about audiotapes, which Congress said, had conversations about an alleged conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government.


Gajendra Singh, Bhanwarlal Sharma, and Sanjay Jain were named in the FIR. There were two complaints from Mahesh Joshi (Congress leader), it is with respect to the audio that went viral yesterday. We registered 2 FIRs under section 124A and 120B.


The veracity of clip to be investigated, Ashoke Rathore, ADG SOG
On Friday morning, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, citing a leaked audio clip, demanded an investigation into the alleged horse-trading and an FIR against Union minister and Jodhpur MP Gajendra Shekhawat for attempts to topple Ashok Gehlot government's in Rajasthan. Based on the transcript of the purported conversations read by Surjewala at a Press Conference in Jaipur, the Congress suspended two party MLAs Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh.