Ex-BJP MPs` bail in cash-for-vote scam opposed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 22:27

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Tuesday opposed the
interim bail pleas of two former BJP MPs, involved in the
cash-for-vote scam, saying that they have committed grave
offence by "manipulating" the democratic set-up of the
country.

"The way democratic institutions have been manipulated,
no offence is more grave than this. Every citizen is affected
by it," public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan told Special Judge
Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The prosecutor said the "enormity and gravity" of the
offence, committed by Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh
Bhagora is a ground good enough to deny bail to them.

To buttress his argument, he cited a high court judgment
which denied bail to DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case
observing that enormity and gravity of the offence do not call
for grant of bail.

He said Kulaste and Bhagora have appeared before the
court in response to the summons issued by it and the
situation in this case is similar to that of Kanimozhi.

He added that the charges against the accused in both the
cases are also similar.

The prosecutor said once a accused surrenders before a
court, he is deemed to be in custody and the situation is
similar in both the cases.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 22:27
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