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  • Police zero in on a woman PSU employee in hoax call case

    Published on September 24, 2013

    A woman working with a public sector firm is alleged to have imitated Congress President Sonia Gandhi voice when she made calls to Attorney vahanvatiGeneral GE Vahanvati regarding some high profile cases in the Supreme Court following which he lodged a police complaint.

    The number displayed on the phone of Attorney General was that from the exchange of the Public Sector Undertaking office. In all seven calls were made to Vahanvati. Initially the caller posed herself as Sonia Gandhi and later made claims that she was calling from her back office of the Congress President.

    A discreet probe was carried out by central security agencies after which the Attorney General informed the Government which advised him to register a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police.

    Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters on the sidelines of National Integration Council meeting that Delhi Police has begun a preliminary enquiry into the hoax telephone call and will register an FIR after necessary formalities.

    The woman, said to be a PSU worker, had allegedly imitated Sonia and managed to convincingly sound unhappy while talking to Vahanvati over what she said was his handling of several crucial and high profile cases, including those related to coal allocations.

    She was allegedly asked by someone linked to the coal scam to talk to Vahanvati apparently to influence his opinion on the scam before Supreme Court.

    A Delhi Police spokesperson said it has received a complaint from the Attorney General of India. “We have received a complaint from the Attorney General and we are conducting a preliminary enquiry into it,” the spokesperson said.

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