The channel in a statement called the tapes "fake" and that the release of the tapes shows ulterior political motives.

Kalaignar TV in a statement, said that the tape released by AAP leader Prashant Bhushan of conversations between Sharad Kumar Reddy, former MD and M.S. Jaffar Sait, former ADGP, Tamil Nadu, was done so with ulterior political motives.

“The way the tape was released — after the gap of three years — clearly shows that some mischievous elements have recorded fake conversations to discredit Kalaignar TV,” a statement from the satellite channel said.

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