Court to decide on Amar Singh's bail plea today

A Delhi court will today decide on Amar Singh's bail plea in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam. The former Samajwadi Party leader is seeking bail on health grounds. 'Former Advani aide scam mastermind'

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2011 09:27 IST
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A Delhi court will on Wednesday decide on former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's bail plea in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam.

The Rajya Sabha MP's interim bail in 2008 scam was extended for a day on Tuesday by special judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

Arguing for Singh's bail, his counsel Hariharan said that as per the medical report received from AIIMS, his client is still not well and his vital parameters are above normal limit.

"I (Amar Singh) have amply demonstrated before the court that I am a sick and infirm person and the court could grant me bail on this ground alone," he said.

He also said the prosecution has no evidence against his client to show his involvement in the alleged conspiracy of bribing BJP MPs to win their votes in the July 2008 confidence motion of the Congress-led UPA-I government after withdrawal of the critical outside support of Left parties to the government.

"The prosecution is relying on the disclosure statement of other co-accused, which cannot be relied upon. The prosecution is unable to lay the foundation of the conspiracy charge against Amar Singh. All I am trying to say is that basic ingredients of a conspiracy are not satisfied at all," he said.

'Former Advani aide scam mastermind'

First Published: Sep 28, 2011 08:48 IST