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Kejriwal comes out in open to defend his Law minister

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday defended Law Minister Somanth Bharti asserting that his cabinet colleague did not tamper with evidence.According to media report Bharti and his client Pawan Kumar are facing prosecution
IANS January 14, 2014 16:09 IST
IANS
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday defended Law Minister Somanth Bharti asserting that his cabinet colleague did not tamper with evidence.

According to media report Bharti and his client Pawan Kumar are facing prosecution on corruption charges - after the CBI accused them of influencing a prosecution's witness by speaking to him on phone and discussing it.

"Somnath Bharti was trying to save a junior level officer and the sting operation that has been done is being called tampering of evidence by the judges," Kejriwal told reporters.

"We are ready to give the recording and then you can see and tell where has the tampering been done. I have told Somnath that the recording be played in the media," he added.

Explaining the case, the chief minister said: "We need to understand the entire case. This is almost a Rs.100 crore corruption case. It was a a fraud within the bank."

"Whenever anybody exports anything, a letter of credit is received against the consignment. False letters Of credit were raised and senior bank officials were involved," added Kejriwal.