New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday filed before
the Superme Court its status report on the probe into the 2008
cash-for-vote scam in which it has arrested Suhail Hindustani
and Sanjeev Saxena and quizzed MPs Amar Singh, Rewati Raman
Singh and Ashok Argal.
A bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam will tomorrow peruse
the probe report submitted in a sealed cover.
The Delhi Police had swung into action after the apex
court had on July 15 expressed unhappiness over the "callous"
approach to the probe.
Saxena, an alleged aide of Amar Singh, was the first to
be arrested on July 17 for allegedly trying to bribe BJP MPs
during UPA government`s trust vote on July 22, 2008.
The second arrest was that of Hindustani who is alleged
to have acted as a liaison between Amar Singh and the BJP MPs
who were allegedly bribed during the trust vote.
The police had virtually given a clean chit to Congress
and Samajwadi Party on July 21 when it told a trial court here
that none from the two parties had contacted Hindustani, the
alleged "master orchestrator" of the conspiracy to bribe BJP
MPs to vote in favour of Manmohan Singh government in the
Police had also told the court that former Bihar Governor
Buta Singh`s son Arvinder Singh was approached by Hindustani
for contacting Congress leaders for striking a deal while
allegedly hatching a conspiracy to bribe BJP MPs during the
Amar Singh, former Samajwadi Party General Secretary and
Rajya Sabha member, was interrogated for about three hours by
Delhi Police on July 22.
The police had also interrogated Samajwadi Party MP
Rewati Raman Singh on July 25 and BJP MP Ashok Argal on July
26 in connection with the scam.