New Delhi: The Delhi High Court, Wednesday, deferred Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh bail plea till October 18. He was arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam.
Singh, undergoing treatment at AIIMS in judicial custody, is an accused along with BJP leader LK Advani’s former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, former BJP MPs Faggan Singh Kulaste, Mahabir Singh Bhagora and activist Sohail Hindustani and Sanjeev Saxena in the cash-for-vote scam case.
Singh and others have been charge sheeted by the crime branch of Delhi Police. It has been alleged that Singh hatched a criminal conspiracy to bribe the then BJP MPs to influence their voting on the confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008.
During the last hearing Justice Ajit Bharihoke had asked AIIMS where Singh is under treatment of his kidney-related ailments to submit its latest report on Singh`s health by today.
The court had also sought a report from the Delhi Police.
Singh had moved the High Court after a city court had on September 28 rejected both his interim and regular bail pleas saying his role was "major" in the entire episode aimed at "disgracing" parliamentary democracy.
Singh has been seeking bail on health conditions, which, as per the last AIIMS report submitted to the trial court, has been showing "overall improvement" although his renal condition as assessed as prone to infection and needed constant monitoring.
Singh was arrested on September 6 after he appeared before the trial court of Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal in response to summons for his alleged involvement in the cash-for-vote scam.
He was, however, taken to AIIMS from Tihar Jail on September 12 evening after a bout of vomitting and diarrhoea and was later granted interim bail on September 15.