Digvijay Singh has clarified that the phone number in question is the official phone given by the Rajya Sabha to a Member and that it is clearly mentioned in his profile on the Rajya Sabha’s website. The number was in public domain and anybody could have referred to the phone number. He also claimed that he has not used the phone for the past four years.
Surendra Gadling, himself a lawyer who is fighting his own case, told the special court, “All accusations against me are based on electronic data but we are not given that data. We are only given hard copies of the charge sheet. Police seized all electronic devices five months ago but still cannot give us copies. I am accepting this charge sheet under protest.” One of the defence lawyers said that if police had evidence, they would have filed the charge sheet on time by September.
Rahul Deshmukh, lawyer of Shoma Sen, said, “The whole case is based on alleged letters police found in laptops, hard discs and other electronic devices at the houses of the accused. What is the credibility of these letters that have no headers, no date and place? As per the charge sheet, Rona Wilson and Kishan Bose, another accused Maoist who is underground, planned to assassinate the Prime Minister. Suppose somebody did want to kill the Prime Minister, do you believe he will write it down explicitly and leave a trail? WiIl he or she not use code words?”