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CASH-FOR-VOTE SCAM: Delhi Police seeks permission to quiz Amar Singh: Reports!

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Agencies / starnews.in / Tuesday, 19 July 2011 13:11.

Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh
Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.
New Delhi: Delhi Police has sought permission from the home ministry to quiz former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in the cash-for-votes scam, according to media reports quoting sources. The Delhi Police will need speaker's permission to question Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh. Earlier on Monday, Delhi Police told a city court that it was former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh who introduced Sanjeev Saxena as his secretary to allegedly bribe three BJP members of Parliament a day before the July 22, 2008 trust vote.
The development, which has already created a flutter in political circles, came two days after the Delhi Police crime branch arrested Saxena for his role in the cash-for-vote scam.
The allegation also brings Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, at the centre of the scam that rocked Parliament during the confidence motion moved by the Manmohan Singh government of UPA-1 after the Left parties withdrew support in the wake of the Indo-US nuclear deal.

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