Cash-for-votes: HC quashes summons for SP MP

The Delhi HC today set aside a trial court`s summons order against SP MP Rewati Raman Singh in the 2008 cash-for-votes scandal in Parliament.

Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 11:35 AM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday
quashed the trial court`s order making Samajwadi Party MP
Rewati Raman Singh an accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam

"The petition is allowed. The order of trial court is set
aside," Justice Suresh Kait said.

The order of the high court came on a petition filed by
Singh challenging the special court`s order in October, making
him an accused in the case and issuing summons against him
despite a clean chit given to him by the Crime Branch of Delhi

The trial court had issued summons against Singh, saying
there was sufficient material to show that he was part of the
alleged criminal conspiracy.

Singh had argued that he was wrongly summoned by the
trial court as neither the parliamentary committee nor any of
the three charge sheets filed by police portrayed him as an

"Neither any FIR was filed against my client (Singh) nor
his name appeared in any of the three charge sheets in the
case and even the parliamentary inquiry committee, which had
probed the alleged bribery scandal to win MPs` vote, did not
name him," Singh`s counsel had said.