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Court to decide Amar Singh's bail plea on Tuesday

September 12, 2011 17:04 IST

A Delhi court will on Tuesday decide the interim bail plea of Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Amar Singh, who is currently in lodged in Tihar Jail following his arrest in connection with the 2008 cash-for-vote case.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal on Monday reserved her order after hearing senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who argued the case of the 55-year-old former Samajwadi Party general secretary.

Singh "is not going to die but is really sick," Jethamalani pleaded while seeking his bail.

"Put up (the application) for order tomorrow," the court directed as Jethmalani and Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan concluded their arguments.

Tihar Jail authorities earlier submitted to the court a medical report on Singh's health, saying the results of some of the tests were still awaited and that they would be available only by Tuesday.

Pressing for interim bail, Jethmalani said Singh has undergone kidney transplant and he is also suffering from an urinary tract infection now. These suggest that he is "a sick and infirm person," he submitted.

While hearing Jethmalani's argument for bail to Singh, the judge at one point asked him, "What is so pressing, as far as the medical condition is concerned, today?"

Jethmalani responded by saying Singh's health condition is not good and even on merits there is nothing against him.

"It is not my case that I (Amar Singh) am going to die now, but I am really sick. There is nothing against me even on merits," he said.

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