September 2nd, 2011
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Amar Singh, brain behind cash-for-votes scam

amar singhNew Delhi: The Delhi Police has brought out hard evidence to prove that former General Secretary Amar Singh is the brain behind the cash for vote scam. In the charge sheet submitted by the Delhi police it is mentioned that Amar Sing himself delivered one crore rupees to the MP’s to vote in favour of the UPA government.

The jeep used to deliver the cash is registered in the name of  the company owned by him. Sajeev Saxena who delivered the cash is supposed to be Amar Sings close associate and follower. The police also claimed to have phone records of the conversation exchanged between Amar Singh and Sajev Saxena.

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi Police to trace the source of money used to allegedly bribe some parliamentarians ahead of a confidence vote in Lok Sabha in 2008.

While asking police to trace the source of the funds, a bench of justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha, however, refused to monitor the case further, saying the charge sheet in what is known as the cash-for-vote scam has already been filed in the court. Former Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh on whose plea the apex court had issued a slew of directions in the scam pleaded the matter should not be disposed of and the apex court keep the matter pending.

Delhi Police also assured the bench that the probe will be completed within four weeks. As soon as the court proceedings started, the bench remarked that Delhi Police has not found out the source of money and said the agency must focus on this aspect.

“You (Delhi Police) have not done what we said earlier. Find out the source of money. You can do it, if you want to do it. You are capable of doing so,” the bench said.



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