FIR against BJP MLC in case of bribery of Leh
LEH: An FIR Was Registered Against The BJP Leader And The MLC Vikram Randhawa For Allegedly Having Bribed Journalists In Leh, The Official Thursday Said.
However, Randhawa Qualified The Accusations As Unfounded And Said That Congress Was Trying To Defame The Image Of The BJP.
The District Elections Officer (DEO) And Deputy Commissioner De Leh Avny Lavasa Told PTI That Only Randhawa Was Named In The FIR.
The Case Was Registered Under Section 171E (Punishment For Bribery ) And 171F (Punishment For Undue Influence Or Personification In An Election) Of The Ranbir Panel Code (RPC) That Justifies The Investigation, He Said.
The FIR Was Registered After Leh Judicial Magistrate Directed Police On Wednesday To Launch An Investigation On The Subject.
Randhawa, Who Is In Charge Of The BJP ' S, He Said:" All Reports Of Leh Journalists Are Unfounded And Deceptive" . It Was Supported By Anti-BJP Elements In Kashmir And Congress To Defame The Image Of The Party. "
On Saturday, The Press Club Leh Accused The BJP Of Trying To Bribe Its Members By Offering" Envelopes Full Of Money" . After A Press Conference.
A Letter Of Two Pages Signed By Several Members Of The Press Club Circulated In The Social Networks. A CCTV Recording Of The Alleged Incident Also Came To Light.
Randhawa, However, Claimed That The Envelopes Contained Invitations For The Reporters For Coverage Of The Visit Of The Union Defense Minister To Leh On May 4.
The MLC Said That Some Media People Opened The Envelopes And Returned Them, Saying They Did Not Need Special Invitations Because They Were Already Covering The Minister's Visit.
BJP State Unit Chief Ravinder Raina Supported An Investigation Into The Matter, But Also Questioned The Claim Of Reporters Asking Why Money Was Not Shown On The CCTV Video.
They Should Have Shown The Notes After Opening The Packages. They Had A Camera Too. The Press Conference Was Held On May 2 And Could Have Been Shown On The Same Day. Only May 4 Came To Light In Social Networks As A Planned Conspiracy To Defame The BJP, Raina Said.