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Court defers order on Amar Singh's interim bail plea

By Onkar Singh
September 13, 2011 15:06 IST
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Special judge Sangeeta Dhigra Sehgal on Tuesday deferred a decision on former Samajwadi Party leader and member of Rajya Sabha Amar Singh's bail hearing in the cash-for-votes scam to Thursday.

Singh was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday for treatment after he was examined by a team of doctors from G B Panth hospital in Tihar jail. The controversial MP had sought interim bail on health grounds.

He is currently lodged in Tihar jail for his role in the July 2008 cash-for-votes scam and distributing money to three Bharatiya Janata Party members of Parliament to stay away from voting. 

Judge Dhingra has asked AIIMS authorities to file a medical report by Wednesday. "The matter would come up for hearing on Thursday. His condition is not good. He needs to be treated in Singapore where he had undergone kidney transplant last year," his advocate told journalists outside Tees Hazari court after the court heard the matter for a brief period.

According to sources a report has also been sought from the Tihar authorities about his condition and the kind of treatment given to him. The court is expected to pass the orders on the same day.

The hearing on the bail pleas of two former BJP MPs Mahabir Singh Bhagora and Faggan Singh Kulaste, arrested for their alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, was deferred on Tuesday September 29 by a Delhi court.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, who was to hear the arguments on the interim bail pleas of the two MPs, deferred the hearing as their counsel sought more time to prepare the case for argument on merit.

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