Amar Singh granted bail till 19 Sep on health grounds

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has been granted interim bail till September 19 in the cash-for votes scam.

Amar Singh has been in Tihar Jail since his arrest on 6  September. He has now been asked to return to a Delhi court on Monday where he is being tried for allegedly bribing three other MPs during a trust vote in 2008.

The 55-year-old former Samajwadi Party leader was granted interim bail by Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. Singh was in judicial custody for nine days.

His lawyers have been arguing on the grounds that his health has deteriorated and he must be granted bail.

 Amar Singh granted bail till 19 Sep on health grounds

Amar Singh been granted bail till Monday.

In spite of the interim bail, Singh is not allowed to leave the country and has passport has been seized by the court.

The judge has also asked for Rs 2 lakh as surety.

He was submitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences  on Monday night after suffering a urinary tract infection.

He is also suffering from   an infected kidney,  increase serum creatinine, vitamin B12 deficiency and increased TSH.

The AIIMS report said Amar Singh developed severe abdominal pain and he is prone to infection as he had under gone renal transplant.

Singh has been complaining of burning sensation and decrease in urine output and diarrhoea over the last few days. He has had fever and it has been diagnosed that his white blood count has increased.

Watch video on Amar Singh getting bail.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Sep 15, 2011 14:25:58 IST