Delhi Police calling more people in cash-for-vote scam

The Delhi Police is calling some more people for examination in the alleged cash-for-vote scam in 2008.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 00:19 AM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Police is calling some
more people for examination in the alleged cash-for-vote scam
in 2008.

Home Minister P Chidambaram said an FIR has been
registered in connection with the case and some people have
been examined.

"On the day the debate took place in Lok Sabha and Rajya
Sabha, I think Delhi Police said they are calling further
people for examination. But the investigation is underway, I
have been assured by the Commissioner of Police that
investigation is underway," he told reporters when asked about
the progress of the case.

Sources said the Delhi Police has started issuing notices
to a few persons for questioning.

The action comes following the Home Ministry asking the
Delhi Police to speed up the investigation after Siddharth
Gautam, a journalist who was CNN-IBN when a sting operation
was done during the 2008 trust vote in Lok Sabha, gave a
statement to police.

The sources said some others will also be called for
questioning.

PTI