SC whacks Delhi Police once more in cash-for-votes scam

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Cash for votes scam
New Delhi, Aug 5: The Cash-for-votes scam is still searing in the back drop and is in the news this time around after the Delhi Police was rapped by the Supreme Court for the shoddy investigation it did on the issue. The SC has issued an ultimatum to the Delhi Police to complete the investigations on the scam within three weeks.

Also stating the slow pace of the investigation, a comment was made after the apex court looked into the report submitted by the Delhi Crime Branch on the case. The court said, "Drop your inhibitions and follow the law. When we are monitoring the probe, where is the question of inhibition?"

The SC also said, "It is distressing to know that middle men and politicians can influence the decisions of the Parliament."

This is the second such instance where the Delhi Police had received a slap for their apparent callous attitude towards the probe. This was in spite of the arrests made by the police of those found to be connected in the case. Sanjeev Saxena was the first person to be arrested in this regard. This close aide of former SP leader Amar Singh was accused of bribing BJP MPs during UPA government's trust vote on Jul 22, 2008.

The other arrest was that of Suhail Hindustani who acted as the middleman between the BJP MPs and Amar Singh in transferring the bribe money. With Amar Singh still maintaining that he was not involved in the scandal, the police have been able to establish the link between Saxena and Amar Singh.

The court has also sought the Delhi Police to look into the source of money that was flashed in the house when the sensational cash-for-vote was staged in the Parliament.

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