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Amar Singh discharged from AIIMS

Amar Singh, who was arrested in the cash-for-vote scandal, was given bail on humanitarian ground on October 24.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was on Sunday discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Accompanied by his aide and Rampur MP Jaya Prada, Amar Singh was taken in an ambulance to his Lodhi Estate residence.

The Rajya Sabha MP, who was arrested in the cash-for-vote scandal, was given bail on humanitarian ground on October 24. Singh was admitted in the hospital on September 12 due to a kidney problem.
A bearded Amar Singh was welcomed home by his children, amid slogans from supporters belonging to his outfit Lok Manch.

Later, Amar Singh told reporters that he may have to go back to AIIMS for a check-up on November 03, when the doctors will tell him if he needs to get re-admitted in the hospital.

He also noted that he would be appealing before the court to let him fly to Singapore for treating his infection, which he claimed had worsened while he was in Tihar Jail after his arrest.

"I will seek the permission of the court to go to Singapore for treatment. If the court permits, then I will fly to Singapore to get the infection treated completely," he said.

He also appealed to the media not to refer to him as a former Samajwadi Party leader, saying he did not want his name to be associated with that party any more. "Please refer to me as Lok Manch activist," he added.

The Delhi High Court had asked Amar Singh, who underwent a renal transplant in September 2009 and intestinal surgery 10 years ago, to furnish surety and personal bonds of Rs 50 lakh each.

He was also asked to submit his passport to the court and not to try to influence any of the witnesses in the case.

Singh had been arrested on September 06 for his alleged involvement in an attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the July 2008 Parliament trust vote, popularly known as the cash-for-votes scandal.

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