MEHTA: …no, liaison in a way also reflects something…
TEHELKA: Yeah, yeah, yeah, but they don't know that
one. They given this kind of…
MEHTA: You can make public relation, sales promotion;
there can be so many designation.
TEHELKA: No problem.
takes his gold chain gift.
[The camera frame moves to L M Mehta and General Murgai.
Tehelka journalist gives Murgai a box in which there is a
gold chain to present to Mehta.]
MEHTA: No, no, no, no, nahin, nahin.
MAJ.GEN. MURGAI: Sir, this is nothing.
MEHTA: What shall I do with? This.
MAJ.GEN. MURGAI: Sir, there is nothing sir.
[Murgai places the box under the table.]
MEHTA: Please, no.
[Mehta picks up the box]
MAJ.GEN. MURGAI: Should we leave? Sir, this is…
MEHTA: Please keep this back.
[Camera shift to give the full view of the sitting room.]
TEHELKA: No, no, please.
MEHTA: No, no, it is okay.
TEHELKA: Nothing, sir.
MEHTA: Nahin, nahin this is not good.
The above was the first meeting with Mehta. Meanwhile,
very interestingly, Gen Choudary rang a representative
of West End asking for some help in lobbying with a CVC
official who was examining a corruption case against him.
In this last meeting with Choudary, he relents more or
less. West End tells him he will get five or six lakh
MAJ.GEN.CHOUDARY: One thing you should be clear
in your mind. As I explained to you last time, this is not
a one-man show.
TEHELKA: Yes sir. That I know very well sir…
MAJ.GEN.CHOUDARY: So what you must do is, start
contacting somebody from the ministry. You might be having
contacts there in his office. From then you start pushing
things to us. You see results in even if you are not there.
Works are very…. See if you have already contacted the minister
There is no need .
TEHELKA: No need right? That… that is what I am asking,
that is what I am asking. Already I have met Jaya Jaitly and
MAJ.GEN.CHOUDARY: See if you are already there,
Then… then there is no need for you to go elsewhere.
TEHELKA: There is no need. Right? This I want to… I
want to know from you, sir. MAJ.GEN.CHOUDARY::
They are the main people.
MAJ.GEN.CHOUDARY: No problem…I will approach
you and say this is the response.
TEHELKA: Okay… all right. There is no problem. I have
already given the message today. They can send five or six
[lakh] . Okay Sir, I am moving.
[Both get up and start moving. Tehelka journalist follows
Choudary who shows him the way to the gate. Both exchange
Surendra Sulekha makes a demand of Rs 10 lakh to get the
letter issued from Gen Choudary little knowing about our
efforts with the General. General Murgai explains to West
Surendra Singh's new demand.
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI: But, Now let us see like this. On Saturday,
Surinder Singh was there.
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI: … and he was trying to contact me,
I was not available…
TEHELKA: I don't have his number.
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI: No, no. He was trying to contact me.
I was not available. And then around 5 o'clock when I came
home, I came to know that he was there in Delhi. Then I spoke
to him. He said he was leaving this same evening. And he made
it very clear. He said, "Unless the payment is made in advance,
I will not do the job." And secondly, he said that he has
already paid 3 more lakhs to Jaya Jaitly. Okay? That's what
he told me.
TEHELKA: He is lying
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI: No, no, see what…
TEHELKA: This entire picture you know that he created
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI: Just a minute. He said and he said,
now I will charge 10 lakhs...
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI [continuing]: ...In total
and get the letter reissued in 24 hours. Okay? Then I told
him that , "Look, you have a word with Samuel ." That is the
reason I ring you up on mobile. You picked up and switched
off. Okay? Then I told him. "Surinder," I said, "He has switched
off the mobile. I'm not able to contact him." So he said,
"Okay, then I am leaving for Kanpur. You can talk to him.
If he pays 10 lakhs…." He says three he has paid from his
own side for they were in need of funds. He wants to recover.
Okay? And the payment will be in cash. That is exactly what
he told me. The reason is…that is the reason I said, "He speaks
to me, I speak to you. It is better that we all sit together.
Then we have a direct talk." That is the reason I tried to
TEHELKA: He told me that what was the equation on that
MAJ.GEN.MURGAI (interrupts): Accha,
TEHELKA (continues): What was the equation?
MAJ GEN MURGAI: Another thing he told me. He said,
even the previous payment, he has not made for you.
MAJ GEN MURGAI: The matter is finished. Now the question
arises, leaving aside him, who is the person who can give
the evaluation letter ? Let's understand it. Amongst ourselves,
who do you think who can issue the letter?