Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, an accused in the cash-for-vote scam, on Monday moved the Delhi High Court for bail saying Delhi Police’s supplementary chargesheet in the case clearly absolved him. “The supplementary chargesheet in the case clearly states that there is no link of money in question with any of my bank account,” Singh said in his bail plea.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke has sought the reply of the police and adjourned the hearing till October 12. The supplementary chargesheet was filed by the crime branch in the trial court a day after it dismissed Singh’s bail application. Police told the trial court that there was no “abnormal withdrawal” from Singh’s bank accounts ahead of the July 2008 trust motion faced by the Congress-led UPA-I.
Police also said “detailed efforts” made to link the currency notes waved in the Lok Sabha have failed till now. Police gave details of the four bank accounts of Singh in the chargesheet from June 1 to July 31, 2008 to ascertain whether the money displayed in the Lok Sabha during the trust vote on July 22, 2008 had come from his account or not.
Delhi Police on Monday chargesheeted BJP MP Ashok Argal for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam. The court will decide on his summoning on October 7. The police also submitted the Lok Sabha Speaker’s sanction to prosecute Argal in the case, to the court. “I have received the competent authority’s sanction to prosecute Ashok Argal, a sitting MP of 15th Lok Sabha, under section 7 and 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” the investigating officer stated in the chargesheet.