Cash-for-vote: Chargesheet to be filed on Aug 25
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 22:10
New Delhi: Delhi police on Thursday told a city court that the probe in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam was nearing completion and it would file the charge sheet before it on August 25.

The crime branch of Delhi police told Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal that the probe report, in pursuance of the direction of the Supreme Court, would be filed soon.

Earlier, the apex court had slammed Delhi police for giving a clean chit to politicians and for its "half-hearted and hopeless" probe into the scam.

"The three weeks time given by the Supreme Court on August 5 to complete the investigation is going to end soon. We will file our chargesheet on August 25," public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan said.

The police, however, did not file their replies to bail applications of Sanjeev Saxena and Suhail Hindustani arrested for their alleged role in the scam.

The court has fixed the hearing on both bail pleas for August 25 and also extended the judicial custody of the duo till then.

Santosh Pandey, counsel for Saxena, opposed the plea of the prosecutor that some more time be granted for filing replies to the bail pleas of the accused.

The court, however, told Pandey that it could start hearing arguments on the bail without the written replies of police.


First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 22:10

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