Cash-for-votes: BJP MP Ashok Argal booked
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday filed its
second supplementary chargesheet in the 2008 cash-for-vote
case in a court here naming BJP MP Ashok Argal as an accused.
Argal's name was included in the fresh chargesheet after
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar granted sanction for his
prosecution to the Delhi Police.
In the earlier two chargesheets, prosecution had not
named Argal as an accused and had informed the court that it
was awaiting the required sanction for his prosecution. Six
persons, including Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh and BJP leader LK Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, have been arrested
in the case.
Argal was among the then three BJP MPs who had waved wads
of currency notes in Lok Sabha ahead of trust motion in 2008,
claiming that they had been offered bribe to save the UPA-1