Cash for Votes scam: Amar Singh's bail plea hearing deferred till September 12
The bail plea hearing of former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh in connection with the 2008 cash for votes scam was on Friday deferred till September 12 by a court here in New Delhi.
The court also ordered Tihar Jail medical staff to conduct another round of tests on an ailing Singh, who had earlier requested for bail on health gounds as he is suffering from kidney-related problems.
Singh, who was arrested on Tuesday, is presently lodged at Delhi's Tihar Jail. He has been remanded in judicial custody till September 19. Two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers Faggan Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora have also been arrested in connection with the case and sent to judicial custody.
The court had earlier on Thursday directed the Tihar Jail authorities to submit a report on Amar Singh"s health condition.
The cash-for-votes scam had rocked proceedings in the Lok Sabha in 2008, when the ruling UPA Government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, allegedly bribed lawmakers of other parties to help winning the confidence vote.