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Cash-for-vote: 'Active player' Suhail's bail plea rejected

September 29, 2011 18:51 IST
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of political worker Suhail Hindustani, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, saying he has played "an active role" in the case from beginning to end.

"From the material available on record, it prima facie appears that accused (Hindustani) played an active role and acted as a mediator from the initiation of the alleged conspiracy and remained in the picture till the conspiracy came to an end," said Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, dismissing Hindustani's bail plea.

The court said that without Hindustani's encouragement and support, the execution of the conspiracy would have become impossible.

The judge dismissed Hindustani's contention that he was merely acting as a whistle blower in the case to expose the corrupt deeds underway to win the confidence motion.

"There is no explanation forthcoming why police or any other law enforcing agency was not informed when Sanjeev Saxena (co-accused) came to deliver Rs 1 crore to Ashok Argal, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora (the then BJP MPs) and why Saxena and his associates, who remained unidentified, were not detained and handed over to the police or any other law enforcing agency," the court said, rejecting Hindustani's plea.

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