Upset over the ‘leakage’ of his report on Babri Masjid demolition, Justice (retd) M. S. Liberhan on Monday said he was not a “characterless” person who would hand it over to the media.
“I will not speak on the report. If the report is with the media, then go and find out from where the media got it and who provided the report,” a visibly angry Liberhan told reporters at his residence in sector nine here.
When it was pointed out that the Opposition had been alleging that the report was “selectively leaked” and asked whether it was leaked from “his side”, Justice Liberhan said, “let the Opposition say anything, but what do you mean by this?
“Don’t challenge my character…get lost,” a perturbed Liberhan, who lost his cool, said.
“I am not a person who is accessible to you (media)...I don’t want to talk about it,” he said.
“I am not that characterless a person that I will hand over the report to the media before being placed in the Parliament,” Justice Liberhan said.
A newspaper report claimed that the one-man Liberhan Commission, which probed the December 6, 1992 demolition, had indicted former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Leader of Opposition L K Advani and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi among others for the incident.