Cash-for-votes scandal: Supreme Court rebukes Delhi Police

August 5th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday rebuked Delhi Police for its tardy investigations into the cash-for-votes scandal of 2008, when the Congress-led central government was accused of bribing MPs to win a trust vote in parliament.

An apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice R.M. Lodha Friday took into consideration Delhi Police’s comprehensive status report filed Thursday. Police sought another two weeks to file a further comprehensive status report.

The court granted Delhi Police three weeks and asked it to submit a final report by the next date of hearing.

The court said: “You must find the source of the money.”

It further asked it to follow the law both in letter and spirit while conducting the investigations.

Bags filled with currency notes were shown in the Lok Sabha July 22, 2008, minutes before a trust vote was to take place.

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