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Cash-for-votes: Court rejects Suhail`s bail plea

The Delhi High court said Suhail Hindustani has played "an active role" in the case from beginning to end.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the
bail plea of political worker Suhail Hindustani, arrested for
his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, saying he has
played "an active role" in the case from beginning to end.

"From the material available on record, it prima facie
appears that accused (Hindustani) played an active role and
acted as a mediator from the initiation of the alleged
conspiracy and remained in the picture till the conspiracy
came to an end," said Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal,
dismissing Hindustani`s bail plea.

The court said that without Hindustani`s encouragement
and support, the execution of the conspiracy would have become

The judge dismissed Hindustani`s contention that he was
merely acting as a whistle blower in the case to expose the
corrupt deeds underway to win the confidence motion.

"There is no explanation forthcoming why police or any
other law enforcing agency was not informed when Sanjeev
Saxena (co-accused) came to deliver Rs 1 crore to Ashok Argal,
Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora (the then BJP
MPs) and why Saxena and his associates, who remained
unidentified, were not detained and handed over to the police
or any other law enforcing agency," the court said, rejecting
Hindustani`s plea.


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