AAP says raw footage 'proves' sting operation is fake

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared that they have conclusively determined that a media 'sting operation' conducted on a number of people is fake, after studying the raw footage.

The party managed to get the raw footage of the sting operation from the Election Commission and had been able to analyse it, reported CNN-IBN. 

The conclusion from the analysis was that the footage that had been given to the media by Media Sarkar had been doctored, the channel reported.

AAP is expected to hold a press conference later today to make its findings public.



On 22 November, after failing to get the original footage from the media house that conducted the sting operation the AAP had declared that it would initiate legal proceedings against the group that had carried it out. The party had also threatened action against the media houses that had aired the footage without verifying its authenticity.

The party had also said it would file a complaint with the Election Commission over the reports, which it claimed were motivated by rival political parties.

The sting operation had alleged many of the party's candidates, including senior leader Shazia Ilmi, had offered to accept funds for campaigning without issuing a receipt, a claim that the AAP has stoutly denied.


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Updated Date: Nov 24, 2013 10:01 AM

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