New Delhi: Seeking to put the blame on a journalist, CBI on Tuesday rejected the allegation that its officials were behind the leakage of Ajmer dargah blast accused Swami Aseemanand's confessional statement.

In a report submitted to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal, CBI, however, admitted Aseemanand's confessional statement had been leaked.

In its two-page report submitted before the court in a sealed cover, the agency said, "It has been established that leakage of the confessional statement of Swamy Aseemanand has not been caused by the act of any of the officials of CBI."

The agency sought to put the blame on journalist Ashish Khaitan saying "he got the confessional statement published."

The CBI told the court, "Khaitan has stated that he had obtained a copy of the confessional statement from one of his advocate sources. He, however, has refused to divulge the particular of this source during the inquiry."

CBI filed its report today in the court which had on February 15 said that its report on the leakage was incomplete and directed it to file it afresh.

During the hearing, the CBI prosecutor opposed the claims made by RSS functionary Devendra Gupta, arrested for his role in Ajmer dargah blast case, that it had leaked Swami Aseemanad's statement to the media.

CBI also alleged the complainant (Gupta) is "politicizing the matter" and his complaint is "motivated".  The agency said he has filed the complaint only to
obstruct smooth probe into the case.

Advocate Anupam Sharma, appearing for Gupta, submitted his client should be provided the copy of the report filed by CBI.

He said, "We should know what the CBI has to say in the case."

CBI, however, opposed his submissions saying Gupta has no locus standi in the case and the report is only about the investigation being carried out by it. The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 19.

(Agencies)