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Cash-for-votes: Police pressurized me, says Saxena

Sanjeev Saxena, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, today moved a bail plea in a Delhi court.



New Delhi: Sanjeev Saxena, arrested for his
alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, today moved a
bail plea in a Delhi court accusing police of pressurizing him
to sign a "pre-typed" statement having names of leaders of
various political parties as kingpins in the case.

"The police officials during remand of applicant (Saxena)
pressurised him to sign on pre-typed statement which was in
the name of the applicant.

"When the applicant (had) gone through those said
pre-typed sheets, he was shocked and surprised that there were
names of Digvijay Singh, Ahmed Patel, J D Seelam, Motilal
Vora, Sheila Dikshit, Rajiv Shukla, Oscar Fernandes, Mulayam
Singh Yadav, Ramgopal Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Amar Singh, Reoti
Raman Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sudhindra Kulkarni and leaders from
different political parties mentioned as they were kingpins of
the cash-for-vote episode in the Parliament," Saxena, in his
bail plea, said.

It said Saxena declined to sign the "pre-typed"
statement.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the
Crime Branch of police for August 18 on the plea, filed by
Saxena through his advocate Santosh Pandey.

Saxena, a former aide of SP leader Shahid Siddiqqui and
who is in jail since July 17, also alleged that some BJP
leaders had conspired with BSP to bring down the then UPA
Government.

PTI

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