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`Prepared to be quizzed in cash-for-vote sting`

LK Advani`s former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, whose role had also come under the scanner, said he was ready for questioning by Delhi Police in the case.



New Delhi: After the arrest of two
persons named by the parliamentary probe into the cash-for
vote allegations, LK Advani`s former aide Sudheendra
Kulkarni, whose role had also come under the scanner, Wednesday
said he was ready for questioning by Delhi Police in the case.

"I have already been interrogated twice by the Delhi
Police on the sting operation. The last one was ten days ago
when I was called to Chanakyapuri police station by the Delhi
crime branch. This was a day before the Supreme Court made the
remarks about the investigations," Kulkarni said.

The Supreme Court had pulled up the Delhi police on
July 15 for the slow pace of investigations into the
cash-for-vote scam.

A sting operation carried out by Kulkarni and Suhail
Hindustani, a former BJP youth wing activist, with the help of
a news channel purportedly showed a bribe of Rs one crore each
being offered to three BJP MPs to seek their support in the
trust vote in Parliament in July 2008.

A seven-member parliamentary panel had probed the
allegations and asked the Delhi Police to investigate the role
of Sanjeev Saxena, once considered close to former SP leader
Amar Singh, Hindustani and Kulkarni.

While Saxena was arrested on July 17, Suhail was taken
into custody today after seven hours of questioning.

"If I am called again I will certainly go. If they
feel I should be interrogated again I am prepared for it,"
Kulkarni said.

Asked if the police have contacted him after the
Supreme Court criticised the Delhi Police for making no
progress in the case, he replied in the negative.

PTI

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