AAP government to challenge Amar Singh’s acquittal in Cash for votes

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Amar-Singh-spThe Delhi government is all set to challenge the acquittal of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and five others in the cash for votes scam.

The government has written to the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommending the order of a lower Court in cash for votes to be challenged in the High Court.

A Delhi court had in November 2013 acquitted Amar Singh, former BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni and three other BJP leaders in the sensational scam.

The Law and Home Department of Delhi government have written to the L-G to challenge the order. Government sources say they feel that there was enough evidence against the accused.

The five people were arrested by the Delhi Police in 2011 on the charges of trying to bribe the MPs to vote for the government during a trust vote on Nuclear deal in 2008.

The case of the Delhi Police against these leaders has been collapsed. The Court had also observed the whole idea of the BJP MPs was to expose the horse trading and not to indulge in it. These BJP leaders have always maintained that they were whistleblowers and not accused.

Those who were discharged from the trial include BJP MP Ashok Argal, and two former BJP MPs Faggan Singh Kulsate and Mahavir Bhagora. Suhail Hindustani, who was accused of participating in the scam, was also acquitted.

According to the court’s decision, only Amar Singh’s aide Sanjeev Saxena is facing trial for giving bribe.