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Cash-for-vote scam: Amar aide to be quizzed for 3 days

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2011 19:48 IST

Sanjeev Saxena, allegedly a close aide of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, was on Monday allowed by a Delhi court to be quizzed for three days in police custody to unravel the 2008 cash-for-vote scam pertaining to a bid to win over BJP lawmakers to ensure survival of the UPA government.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal remanded Saxena to police custody till July 21 allowing the plea of the crime branch of Delhi Police that his custodial interrogation was necessary to reach the "bottom of truth" as he was the "ultimate person" who delivered the bribe to BJP MPs.

"It is a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched between Saxena and others to influence the voting of three BJP MPs during the voting on confidence motion. To unearth this deep-rooted conspiracy, a sustained custodial interrogation (of Saxena) is required because he was the ultimate person who delivered the money to the MPs," the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor also submitted that police have to interrogate the accused to know the whereabouts of Sanjay, the then driver of Amar Singh, as he was with Saxena at the time of delivery of the money to the lawmakers.