Cash for Votes: Amar Singh gets an extra day relief, interim bail extended
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh's interim bail in 2008 cash-for-vote scam was extended till Wednesday by a Delhi court today.
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh's interim bail in 2008 cash-for-vote scam was extended till Wednesday by a Delhi court today.
Special judge, Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, extended Singh's interim bail for a day and reserving her order on his regular bail for tomorrow.
Arguing for Singh's bail, his counsel Hariharan said that as per the medical report received from AIIMS, his client is still not well and his vital parameters are above normal limit.
"I (Amar Singh) have amply demonstrated before the court that I am a sick and infirm person and the court could grant me bail on this ground alone," he said.
He also said the prosecution has no evidence against his client to show his involvement in the alleged conspiracy of bribing BJP MPs to win their votes in the July 2008 confidence motion of the Congress-led UPA-I government after withdrawal of the critical outside support of Left parties to the government.
"The prosecution is relying on the disclosure statement of other co-accused, which cannot be relied upon. The prosecution is unable to lay the foundation of the conspiracy charge against Amar Singh. All I am trying to say is that basic ingredients of a conspiracy are not satisfied at all," he said.
While extending Singh's interim bail which was to expire today, Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also asked BJP leader LK Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, a co-accused in the case, to appear before it on 27 September without fail.