Cash-for-votes: BJP fetes party leaders' freedom out of jail

New Delhi, Nov 17: All accused of the Cash-for-votes scam have been released from Tihar jail with anticipatory bail on Thursday, Nov 17. The three BJP leaders including Sudheendra Kulkarni also were out of the prison after spending more than three months behind bar.

Kulkarni, who was an one-time right hand of BJP senior leader, LK Advani and was believed a whistle-blower in the scam, was sent to judicial custody and was being lodged in Tihar jail when he had moved the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail. Fagan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora were the other two BJP MPs who were also lodged in Tihar.

All accused of the scam, which rocked the Parliament during the trust vote ahead of the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008, were asked to pay a surety bond of Rs 2 lakh each.

However, the court, while granting bail to all accused, clearly had mentioned that the CD, showing the money transferring between the MPs, were not purported. Earlier, another main accused - former Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh was also granted bail and was allowed to visit Singapore for treatment.

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