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Probe into '08 cash-for-votes scam on track: Delhi Police

delhi Updated: Mar 19, 2011 23:37 IST
Jatin Anand

A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned a WikiLeaks expose that indicted the UPA for its alleged role in the cash-for-votes scandal, the Delhi Police said it was still investigating the matter that had been brought to its notice in 2008.

"The opposition's charges that proper investigations into and an adequate follow-up after a criminal case was registered in the cash-for-votes scandal in 2008 were not conducted, is baseless," a top government source said.

"The home ministry had received a report on the issue soon after it had erupted in Parliament in July, 2008. The same report and a CD containing incriminating evidence had been handed over to the Delhi Police and a case under section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered on January 27, 2009," the source said.

According to the Delhi Police crime branch, probe was on track and would have yielded quicker results had the authenticity of the said CD been established earlier.

"The CD had been sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory and its results, which have verified the authenticity of the CD's contents, were received only in January," said a police officer.

Ashok Chand, DCP (crime) said: "A case had been lodged and investigations are under way."