Police pressure on me to name some leaders, says Saxena
Cash-for-vote scam accused Sanjeev Saxena said the Delhi police are creating pressure on him to frame few selected political leaders - as the "master-brains" in the scam. HT reports.Updated: Aug 08, 2011 22:51 IST
Cash-for-vote scam accused Sanjeev Saxena said the Delhi police are creating pressure on him to frame few selected political leaders - as the "master-brains" in the scam.
Saxena had applied for bail in the court of special judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. In his bail plea, he accused police of forcing him to sign a "pre-typed" statement.
Saxena in his bail plea said "When the applicant (had) gone through those said pre-typed sheets, he was shocked and surprised that there were names of Digvijay Singh, Ahmed Patel, J D Seelam, Motilal Vora, Sheila Dikshit, Rajiv Shukla, Oscar Fernandes, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Amar Singh, Reoti Raman Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sudhindra Kulkarni and leaders from different political parties mentioned as they were kingpins of the cash-for-vote episode in the Parliament".
Saxena told the court that he straightaway refused to sign the statement. The special judge issued notice to Delhi police crime branch to file a response by August 18, 2011.
Santosh Pandey counsel for Saxena said he never worked with expelled SP General Secretary Amar Singh. "Shyam Jaju (in-charge of BJP headquarters) handed over two bags to Suhail Hindustani (co-accused) after talking to Arun Jaitley, occupant of said Ashoka Road Bungalow, Suhail provided one bag to me to hand over to one Ashok Argal (a BJP MP) at his residence..." said the bail application.
He accused BJP and BSP, as the perpetrators of the scam.