He has claimed in his petition that he had caught the two parliamentarians on tape discussing how to get a blank vakalatnamas signed by the mother of Tulsiram Prajapati, who was shot dead in a fake encounter in December 2006.
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan also addressed the press conference called by the journalist. He asked why the BJP leaders were desperate about getting multiple vakalatnamas of Prajapati's mother Narmada.
Amit Shah, who is the key accused in the killings of Soharabuddin and his wife Kauser Bi, has been named accused number one and the kingpin of the conspiracy in the fake encounter case of Prajapati, who was killed near Chhapri village near Danta in Palanpur on December 28, 2006.
MP P L Puniya, the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, who was at the meeting with Makan, said that since it was his mandate to look into the issues concerning backward castes, he took up the matter when people from the most backward Prajapati community came to him with the CD complaining of an attempt by BJP leaders to influence investigation and judicial process in the case.
"The people from the Prajapati community, who came to me were quite angry that on the one hand, a member belonging to their community was killed and now efforts are being made to influence the process of investigation and the proceedings in the court. Prajapatis are most most backward castes. We will take action into the matter and send a copy of the CD to CBI. I would ask the agency to bring it to the notice of the Supreme Court,” said Punia.
Maken asked, “Can BJP deny that the two leaders shown in the video are not real or the manner in which senior leaders of the BJP are trying to use their political clout to influence the legal process? All we are saying is that the matter should be inquired thoroughly and Modi should step down and remain out of office till the inquiry is over. Because Modi's track record shows that if he remains in power, he will try to influence the probe."
Former CLP leader of Gujarat Shaktisinh Gohil said that Modi has no right to remain in office after this CD "exposes" his involvement in this "cover up" plan.
Congress today demanded the resignation of Narendra Modi in the wake of a sting operation claiming to "expose" a plan by senior BJP leaders to save the Gujarat Chief Minister's key aide Amit Shah in Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case.