'Is Sanjiv Kumar a whistleblower? The answer is yes and no'


The witness is not eager to falsely implicate anyone... She was not even anxious to implicate Ajay Singh Chautala by ascribing any role to him except his presence in two meetings.

It is argued that in her statement under 161 CrPC, she does not name Ajay Chautala and only refers to one "Bhai Sahab". She testified that now she could tell that he was Ajay Chautala. She clarified that at that time, she did not know the name of said "Bhai Sahab"...

Ajay Chautala

I may mention here that she (Rajni Shekri Sibal) cannot forget the imposing presence of Ajay Chautala, who with his sheer presence, without speaking, conveyed in clear terms as to whom he was representing.

Although Ajay Chautala did not speak a word, he must explain why he was present in those meetings where Sibal was called and asked by Sher Singh Badshami to change the lists. The purpose is obvious. His role did not end here. He remained in touch with Sanjiv Kumar on telephone on August 30 and September 1, 2000, which is the period during which the fake award lists were being prepared. Ajay Chautala had a stake in the parliamentary constituency of Bhiwani and the final result shows that the candidates selected from Bhiwani far exceeded the vacancies of that district. Thus, Ajay Singh Chautala stands fully proved to be conspiring in this scam.

O P Chautala

… Profuse evidence is available on record to show that it was Om Prakash Chautala who was managing the whole affair. First he took out the JBT vacancies out of the purview of the Staff Selection Commission, then he increased the interview marks from 12.5 to 20 per cent. However, he could not (carry out) his intentions due to the prevailing political situation where he was running a coalition government. As soon as the Indian National Lok Dal got a full majority in February-March 2000, the opportunity to execute the conspiracy was available. When R P Chander, then director, primary education, moved the proposal to declare the results, he was transferred on April 26, 2000. Thereafter, Rajni Shekri Sibal was brought in. The fact that she was asked to change the award lists by Sher Singh Badshami, political adviser to the chief minister, in presence of Vidya Dhar, officer on special duty to the chief minister, as well as in the presence of Ajay Singh Chautala, son of the chief minister, leaves me in no doubt that all of them were acting under the directions and wishes of Om Prakash Chautala. When Sibal recommended compilation of the result vide her note sheet dated June 20, 2000, she was transferred... and Sanjiv Kumar was appointed in her place... Approval for compilation of the result by the result compilation committee was given by the chief minister on July 16, 2000, after the transfer of Sibal. This is a complete chain of circumstances which pin down accused Om Prakash Chautala as the main conspirator...

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