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SC seeks report on cash-for-vote scam

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a week’s time to the Delhi Police to place before it the status report on the probe conducted by it in the ‘cash-for-vote’ scam during the trust vote faced by the UPA government in July 2008.

delhi Updated: Jul 07, 2011 23:38 IST
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The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a week’s time to the Delhi Police to place before it the status report on the probe conducted by it in the ‘cash-for-vote’ scam during the trust vote faced by the UPA government in July 2008.

The no-confidence motion took place after Left parties withdrew their support over the Indo-US nuclear deal.

A bench headed by justice Office Alam did not accept the Centre’s contention to grant two months time to file the report and sought it by July 15.

“Two months is a long time. Tell us about the present status of the probe,” the bench said and fixed July 15 for the next hearing. Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said the status report would be filed within the stipulated period.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by former chief election commissioner JM Lyngdoh seeking a direction to the Centre to take action against those involved in the scam.