said the tapes were examined by the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory and everything would be in public domain.
Queried whether the sting operation by his company was intended to divert attention from his company's alleged involvement in coal block allocation scam, he shot back, "okay, you don't divert your attention."
On the timing of the arrest, Handoo said while the FIR was filed on October 2, the arrests were made yesterday at a time when the two editors were at the "beck and call" of police and cooperating in investigations.
"Police say they have the forensic report. Then why don't they file chargesheet directly. What is the need for arrest?In normal case, they would not have been arrested," he claimed.
Agrawal said, "we have never denied a conversation. Therefore a CFSL forensic report confirming the CD's veracity was a foregone conclusion. So why the arrest when both of them were fully cooperating with the investigations from the beginning."