Amar Singh finally deposes in court in cheating case

February 26th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Amidst high drama, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh Thursday finally deposed in a city court in a two-year-old cheating case registered by him.
Singh reached court ten minutes after the court issued a bailable warrant against him for not presenting himself.

Taking exception to his continuous non-appearance in court to depose before it, chief metropolitan magistrate Kaweri Baweja issued a bailable warrant for Rs.10,000 against Singh but the order was recalled when Singh personally appeared in the court after ten minutes and asked for the warrant to be withdrawn.

The court accepted the plea of Singh, who failed to appear in the court to depose in the matter on five occasions, but directed him to appear before it July 13 - the next date of hearing.

Earlier, the court Feb 20 had imposed a cost of Rs.5,000 on the Rajya Sabha MP for his failure to appear in court to depose.

The case pertains to a complaint filed by Singh against Barun Kumar Verma June 4, 2007, alleging Verma tried to extort money from him in connection with hearing of a case in the Supreme Court relating to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

According to the complaint lodged by Singh with Special Cell of the Delhi Police, the accused, who posed as a law officer, had tried to extort Rs.50 million from him saying that he could allegedly fix a judge, who was hearing a case against Mulayam Singh in a disproportionate assets case.

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