Manas Dasgupta

Releases written statement, says she was not "running away" but consulting friends

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AHMEDABAD: The controversy over the Sanjay Joshi sex CD episode deepened further on Tuesday with the Vadodara-based school teacher suspected to be the woman in the filmdenying her involvement in the case.

"The woman in the CD with the person supposed to be Sanjay Joshi is not me," Bhubaneswari Chitte said in a written statement in Vadodara.

Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly and State Congress president Arjun Modhvadia demanded a judicial inquiry into the episode.

Ms. Chitte and her family returned to their home in Swati Society after being reported "missing" since the episode came to light.

Justifying her absence, Ms. Chitte said she and her relatives had been "moving here and there" during the last few days consulting friends and experts about their future course of action.

"We did not run away from home but were busy consulting friends about what should we do in view of the media glare suspecting me to be the woman in the CD involved with the former BJP national general secretary and RSS Pracharak, Sanjay Joshi," Ms. Chitte said.

Her husband, Narayan Madhu, a State Government revenue department officer posted in Godhra, and her sister, Srilekha Chitte, accused of having illegally secured admission in the Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, using her sister's alleged political clout, were present when she released her three-page statement written in Gujarati.

She said her family went to consult the local BJP corporator and family friend, Pradip Joshi, where senior party leader and chief whip of the BJP Legislative party, Jitubhai Sukhadia, was also present.