Police response sought on bail plea of Amar Singh’s ex-aide (Lead)November 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to police on the bail plea of Sanjeev Saxena, a former aide of MP Amar Singh and an accused in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam that rocked parliament ahead of a trust vote.
Justice M.L. Mehta issued notice to Delhi police seeking their response by Nov 14. Saxena had applied for bail Tuesday.
Seeking bail, Saxena alleged a frame up and he never worked with expelled Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Amar Singh.
Saxena, who is in jail since July 17, alleged that some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders conspired with the Bahujan Samaj Party to bring down the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
Saxena is accused of delivering Rs.1 crore to then BJP MPs and co-accused Ashok Argal, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora under a conspiracy to buy their votes for the Congress-led UPA government in the July 2008 trust motion. Argal is still an MP.
Saxena came to the high court challenging the trial court’s order denying him bail Sep 28. The trial court denied him bail on the ground that he had links with co-accused Amar Singh and played the role of a facilitator in the case.
The trial court earlier denied bail to four other co-accused — Kulaste and Bhagora besides Sudheendra Kulkarni, advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and political activist Suhail Hindustani.
The four have also approached the high Court for bail. The court issued notice to Delhi police on their bail pleas seeking their response by Nov 14.
Samajwadi Party MP Rewati Raman Singh has also been named accused in the case.
On July 22, 2008, Argal and two former BJP MPs Kulaste and Bhagora, had waved wads of currency notes in the Lok Sabha just hours ahead of a trust vote, alleging they were given the money to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government.
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- Cash-for-vote: Non-bailable warrant against Hindustani - Aug 14, 2012
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