Shimla: Circulation of an audio compact disc (CD) by unknown sources among select media and others has caused the flutter in political circles here as the disc is said to contain voices of chief minister asking vigilance bureau chief to tap phones of his opponents.
The voices heard bear semblance to that of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and DS Manhas, DGP vigilance and the conversation is said to be about tapping the phones of Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister of Steel and his wife Pratibha Singh.
Manhas, when contacted said, â€œthere are rumours of a CD doing the rounds but since I have not seen or heard anything on such a disc, Iâ€™m not in a position to comment upon it.â€
Dhumal who is out of the state over phone told reporters, â€œeven I have heard about it but as Iâ€™m not in the state at the moment and have not seen or heard the CD, I reserve my comments.â€
Separately, a video CD showing Virender Kashyap, a BJP MP talking to someone who is seeking permission for setting up an educational institution, is seen. The footage is shown to have been recorded on April 17, 2009, when Kashyap was not elected to parliament. The CD also shows Kashyap being offered cash, which he is seen accepting hesitatingly.
Efforts to contact Kashyap on his local mobile as well as the parliamentary mobile number drew a blank, despite repeated attempts.