Former Samajwadhi Party general secretary Amar Singh, BJP leader L K Advani's former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni and two former BJP MP's were issued summons by a Delhi Court to undergo trial for their alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote case.
Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said in her judgment asking the four to be present in the cout on September 6. Also issued production warrant against Manmohan Singh's former aide Sanjeev Saxena and alleged BJP acjtivist Suhail Hindustani who were arrested earlier and presently lodged in Tihar Jail.
The court sought the presence of all the six accused including the two former BJP MP's Faggan Singh and Mahabir Singh before it, taking cognisance of the Delhi Police charge sheet, filed on Wednesday.
Delhi Police in its charge sheet, mentioned all the six persons name who were involved in the scam, involving payment of bribes to some MP's to win their votes in a trust motion piloted by the Congress-led UPA government.
While issuing summons to Mr. Singh, Mr. Kulkarni, Mr.Kulaste and Mr.Bhagora, the Judge questioned the Police on the reason why these people were not arrested earlier along with the other two accused.
The Judged questioned them whether there was any special reason for such act from the part of the Police authority.
Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan, appearing for the Crime Branch of Delhi Police told the court that these four people were not arrested as their custodial interrogation was not required.
Mr. Mohan, however, requested the Judge to take cognisance and issue summons against all the six accused.
News Reported by AR for News vision News paper