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IT dept dismisses Yeddyurappa diary as forgery document

The Income Tax Department Saturday dismissed as a forgery document and a set of loose papers , the Yeddyurappa diary about alleged bribe payment to top BJP brass that has created a political furore. The Congress, citing a media report, had Friday demanded a Lokpal probe into the charge that the state BJP chief had paid Rs 1,800 crore as bribe to the party top brass, which Yeddyurappa had dismissed as atrocious and malicious. Our conclusion after studying it was that it is a forgery document. It is a set of loose papers, principal chief Income Tax Commissioner of Karnataka-Goa Region B R Balakrishnan told reporters. He said There was an attempt to just make use of the diary to influence some other investigation, which we have not succumbed to. We have done our job in this case as well. The documents, which were photocopies, were seized from Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar s residence during a raid carried out by the Income Tax department on ...

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