LUCKNOW: The ruin of Mahoba businessman Indrakant Tripathi, who succumbed to gunshot wounds on Sunday, became murkier with the leak of 5 audio tapes on social media on Tuesday. The police are mild verifying the authenticity of the audio recordings. Mahoba SP Manilal Patidar became suspended for corruption no longer as a lot as 24 hours after Tripathi, who blew the whistle on the IPS officer, became came upon interior his car with a bullet in his neck. Four taped conversations, purportedly of the slain businessman days earlier than he became shot at, provide an insight into the extortion racket engaging politicians, police and district administration over stone mining in Bundelkhand. The first conversation is purportedly between a trader, an area MLA and unidentified americans, whereas the fifth is between Tripathi’s cousin, Brijesh Shukla, and a criminal, Ashu Bhadauria. In one in every of the audios, a declare, purportedly Tripathi’s, is heard telling an unknown individual on the phone: “The demands of the SP and DM are the identical. Each establish on Rs 5 lakh every and others Rs 5 lakh.” In the identical audio, the unknown caller is heard announcing he paid Rs 6 lakh to the SP in June and July nonetheless when stone-crushing work became stopped by the administration he might well well no longer cough up more. In but one more audio, a declare, purportedly Tripathi’s, is heard telling a colleague he met SP Mahoba for the first time and that he educated him: “I’m living below your patronage. No topic you train will be performed.” In the identical audio, the unverified declare says he never visited the SP to pay a bribe nonetheless became assigned a desolate living the put the quantity shall be handed over to a henchman. Arun Srivastava, who took over as Mahoba SP, mentioned the audio tapes are being verified.