Yeddyurappa, in a recorded statement, tells the department that the pages are false and fabricated.

“It is clear that for a forensic analysis of the disputed writings to establish its evidential value, originals of the same are required,” the statement said.

 “All efforts have been made by the Income Tax Office concerned to procure the originals of the disputed writings. However, the details about the place and custody of the original writings and, if the original writings exist, are not available. The same loose sheets prima facie appear to be of a doubtful nature and were given by the person who was being raided for tax violations,” the statement said.