Bhanwarlal Sharma. File
The SOG had registered the FIR against Sharma on July 17 on expenses of sedition (124 A) and felony conspiracy (120 B) beneath the Indian Penal Code
Rebellion Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma has moved the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket looking out out for quashing of an FIR against him in reference to the audio tapes case facing an alleged conspiracy to fall the Ashok Gehlot authorities.
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The MLA, who is within the Sachin Pilot camp, on Tuesday moved the court docket, alternatively anxious the switch of the investigation into the case to the National Investigation Company from the Particular Operation Neighborhood of the Rajasthan police.
The SOG had registered the FIR against Sharma on July 17 on expenses of sedition (124 A) and felony conspiracy (120 B) beneath the Indian Penal Code.
The case had been registered on a criticism by Congress Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi after surfacing of three audio tapes in a single in every of which Sharma is allegedly talking to Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for toppling the Ashok Gehlot authorities thru horse-trading.
In one more tape, he’s allegedly heard talking to 1 Sanjay Jain over the related hiss.
Mr. Sharma pleaded to the court docket to quash the FIR, terming the case against him as politically motivated.
Alternatively, he demanded switch of the investigation into the case to the NIA arguing that he does not stunning probe into the case by the command investigative agency as the Rajasthan chief minister has given public statements against him.
The SOG has already arrested Jain and issued look to Mr. Shekhawat.
The Congress has alleged that Mr. Jain is a BJP chief, whereas the saffron birthday celebration has rejected the allegation pronouncing he has no reference to it.
Mr. Sharma along with one more MLA Vishvendra Singh has been suspended from the Congress birthday celebration’s membership for alleged involvement within the conspiracy to fall the authorities.