New Delhi: Sohail Hindustani, arrested
for his alleged role in the cash-for-vote scam, on Thursday claimed
before a court that Delhi Police was trying to save the
Congress Party and the government.
He alleged that crime branch of the Delhi police want
to change the course of investigation by falsely terming him
as "master orchestra" of the conspiracy.
"They (police) want to have a disclosure statement
from my client and change the course of investigation. The
ultimate cause of the action (cash-for-vote scam) was to save
the government which was not in majority at that time (July
22, 2008)," his counsel Anand contended before Special Judge
Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.
He opposed the plea by the police seeking two-days
custodial interrogation of Hindustani and said that they are
giving clean-chit to the Congress Party despite the fact that
investigation is still going on.
"They (police) were sleeping for the last two-and-half
years. What they want from him (Hindustani) now...They are
giving clean chit to the Congress party. How can you give
clean-chit at this stage of probe?" he said.