Union Minister Ananth Kumar and Karnataka Bhartiya Jantha Party (BJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa were on Saturday directed by an additional chief metropolitan magistrate court to appear before the cyber crime cell in seven days and give voice samples.
This is in connection with a case where the Cyber Crime police are probing the authenticity of a video footage in which Yeddyurappa and Ananth Kumar were reportedly, seen discussing ‘institutionalised Corruption’ in the BJP and how money exchanged hands when the BJP government was in power in Karnataka.
This video was released by a local news channel. And later, Yeddyuprappa and Kumar reportedly filed an FIR alleging that doctored tapes of their voices were circulated by unknown person to malign their images. When the police started to investigate on the issue, Yeddyurappa and Ananth Kumar refused to give their voice samples. The Karnataka police then sought the intervention of the court.
The additional chief metropolitan magistrate, on Saturday, issued directions to both the leaders to appear before the investigating officers within seven days.
Here is the copy of the Court order: