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Union Panchayati Raj Minister Kishore Chandra Deo, who headed the parliamentary panel to probe the 2008 cash-for-votes scam, on Tuesday said former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was not been called for questioning as there was no prima facie evidence against him.
Deo, who assumed charge of the panchayati raj ministry on Tuesday, told journalists that Delhi Police were conducting further investigations according to recommendations of the committee. The parliamentary panel looked into allegations that bribes were paid to win the 2008 parliamentary trust vote.
"My stand is vindicated," Deo said.
Responding to a question, he said there was no malafide on the part of the government and Delhi Police in delaying the probe.
The Supreme Court on Friday slammed the Delhi Police for an 'inefficient and directionless' probe into the cash-for-vote episode, which cast a shadow on the Manmohan Singh government's trust vote win in 2008.
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