Karnataka Government Has Ordered a Probe into the phone Tapping Allegations by BJP MLA Aravind Bellad,Cops recorded statement of MLA

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The Karnataka government has ordered a probe into the telephone tapping allegations levelled by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Aravind Bellad, said Basavaraj Bommai,Minister for Parliamentary Affairs,Law and Home Affairs, on Friday.

The special team of police formed by Home Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai under the supervision of Kamal Pant Commissioner of police a special team probing the alleged phone tapping case of Aravind Bellad,BJP MLA, recorded his statement as part of initiating probe on Saturday.

The Cubbon park ACP,Yathiraj recorded the statement in details and analyzed his mobile phone and the number from where he received the call from a person claiming to be from Yuvraj Swamy for cheating over a dozen of people including high court retired judge promising political posting.

Yuvraj Swamy has been arrested by CCB and currently lodged in Central Prison of Parappana Agrahara .

Bellad,51,representing Hubli Dharwad west assembly constituency, had complained to the speaker and the state police chief suspecting that his phone is being tapped and demanded a detailed probe.

Bellad alleged that attempts were being made to fix him in controversy and had claimed that unknown hands were trying to target him.He had said that a person who is in judicial custody had made a call to him.

The police are now analyzing the call record history of the number which was used to make call to Bellad and its tower location.

Based on the findings it can be concluded that who made the call and how and why, a Senior officer officer said.

Bellad’s allegations had come at a time when Karnataka BJP in-charge, Arun Singh, had visited Bengaluru to hold a series of meetings with party leaders, legislators and ministers since Wednesday evening.

His allegations had provided ammunition to the opposition parties, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), which wasted no time in demanding a thorough probe into these allegations levelled by a ruling party member.

Bommai told the media that Bellad had written a letter to him and to the Karnataka Director General of Police, Praveen Sood,seeking an investigation into the allegations.

“I have asked Bengaluru Police Commissioner, Kamal Pant, to look into the matter, inquire, get details and book anyone who has done it,said the Minister.

Reacting to Bellad’s claims,Kamal Pant told the media that he had received a letter from the government to probe the matter and it will be investigated thoroughly under the leadership of DCP Central MN Anucheth who will probe the matter in detail and the culprit will be nabbed soon he added.