New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, an
accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, on Friday requested a
Delhi court to allow an attendant to look after him at AIIMS
where he is lodged in a private ward in judicial custody.
Singh`s counsel, in a plea before Special Judge Sangita
Dhingra Sehgal, submitted that since the former Samajwadi
Party general secretary is lodged in a private ward at AIIMS,
he is required to be looked after.
The application also said that since Singh`s wife Pankaja
Singh has to look after their two school-going children, an
attendant should be allowed to visit Singh besides his wife to
look after him on a rotational basis.
"It is humbly submitted that the court may please allow
an attendant on a rotation basis as it is not possible for his
wife to remain there throughout day and night.
"It is humbly submitted that apart from wife of the
applicant one more person be allowed to attend to the
applicant on rotation basis," Singh`s counsel told the court.
The court has asked the Tihar jail superintendent to file
a report on the issue.
Meanwhile, Singh`s counsels S P M Tripathi and N
Hariharan were allowed to meet him today only in judicial
custody at AIIMS for twenty minutes after they submitted that
the authorities concerned were not allowing any legal meeting
for want of court`s permission and requested that they be
allowed to meet him between 4 pm to 6 pm.
The court had on September 28 rejected Singh`s interim
and regular bail pleas saying his role was "major" in the
entire episode aimed at "disgracing" parliamentary democracy.