In a setback to BJP in Karnataka, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has filed a case against Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa and Union Minister H N Ananth Kumar. An FIR was lodged against the two leaders after forensic reports revealed that the concerned video had the voices of the two leaders. Based on the video, it was alleged that both the leaders were providing details of financial transactions done by local political leaders. The information was allegedly being given to the high command. However, audio tests are not 100 percent accurate and an individual cannot be prosecuted based solely on audio clippings. Audio clips are not as accurate as other identification methods such as fingerprint, iris scan, DNA tests, etc.
Yeddyurappa is also not convinced about the charges leveled against him and he said that he is willing to face the investigations. He said that the allegations filed by the ACB are politically motivated and most probably done on the orders of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. He said that Siddaramaiah is angry since he has been unable to frame him and Ananth Kumar. He said that he and Kumar are ready to face the charges leveled by the ACB. In the case filed by ACB, it has been alleged that both the leaders were discussing how to target Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah through allegations that he had paid Rs 1,000 crore to Congress party to retain power in Karnataka.