Cash-for-votes: No odd withdrawal from Amar’s a/c

In the cash-for-vote scam probe, the Delhi police to told a court here that there was no "abnormal withdrawal" from the bank accounts of Amar Singh.

Updated: Sep 30, 2011, 19:35 PM IST

New Delhi: The probe into the money trail in
the cash-for-vote scam has led the Delhi police to tell a
court here that there was no "abnormal withdrawal" from the
bank accounts of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh ahead of the July
2008 trust motion faced by the Congress led UPA-I government.
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police also said "detailed
efforts" made to link the currency notes waved in the Lok
Sabha have failed till now.

"There is no abnormal withdrawal from the accounts of
accused Amar Singh. Detailed efforts have been made to link
the money trail but there is system in the banks to record the
number of currency notes at the time of payment to the
customers," the police said in its supplementary charge sheet
filed before Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The charge sheet, which gave details of the bank accounts
held by Singh and his wife Pankaja Kumar Singh, has not added
any other person as accused in the fresh charge sheet.
Police gave details of four bank accounts of Singh in the
charge sheet from June 1 to July 31, 2008 to ascertain whether
the money displayed in the Lok Sabha during the trust vote on
July 22, 2008 had come from his account or not.

During the period, the maximum amount withdrawn from
Singh`s four bank accounts in Royal Bank of Scotland, Yes
Bank, State Bank of India and United Bank of India, was only
Rs 5.17 lakh, the police said in its charge sheet.

PTI