Cash-for-vote scam: Suhail, Saxena sent to Tihar
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Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 17:12
New Delhi: Arrested for their alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, Suhail Hindustani and Sanjeev Saxena were sent to Tihar Jail on Friday by a Delhi court after the city police probing the case told it that they were no longer required for interrogation.

"Both accused are remanded to judicial custody till August 5," Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal said, while sending the duo to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

On the court's query about the duo's interrogation during the last 24 hours, Crime Branch sleuths of Delhi Police said Hindustani, whom they claim to be the key conspirator in the scam, was made to confront IAS officer S P Gupta, a witness in the case.

The prosecution counsel also submitted that the duo were personally interrogated by the Joint Commissioner of the Crime Branch.

The defence counsel, however, accused the police of not complying with the court's order saying that they were not allowed to remain present during the custodial interrogation of their clients despite the court's order for it yesterday.

The police countered the allegations of the defence counsel saying they were conducting a fair probe in the matter.


First Published: Friday, July 22, 2011, 17:12

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