Monday, July 18, 2011

AMAR SINGH all set to get closer to A Raja, Kanimozhi and Suresh Kalmadi

18 July 2011


From Our Delhi Bureau

NEW DELHI: Noose tightened on former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh with his arrest any day after his arrested former aide Sanjeev Saxena told a Delhi court on Monday that the money had been given by him for bribing three BJP MPs in the confidence vote won by the Manmohan Singh Government in 2008.

Delhi Police crime branch that got cracking by arresting Saxena on Sunday after the Supreme Court upbraided it for tardy investigation secured his three days' police remand from Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra to interrogate him further. The case is now posted for Thursday when the court is likely to issue warrant to arrest Amar Singh.
Saxena was caught on camera in a sting operation giving money to the BJP MPs Ashok Argal, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Bhagora and his arrest was made on the basis of the sting CD seized by police but not acted upon until the Supreme Court pulled it up.

These MPs had created a scene in the Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008 brandishing and putting on table Rs 1 crore in cash allegedly paid to them to buy their votes in favour of the trust vote after the Left withdrew support to the government on the nuclear deal.

Police has queried these MPs who divulged that it was Saxena who brokered the bribe deal by making them talk to Amar Singh on his mobile phone. Amar Singh, however, denied any role in the episode after it became controversial and even distanced from Saxena, denying that he was his aide.

Amar Singh was the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party at that time and the Congress had roped in the party to survive the trust vote. He later fell out with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh, a former U.P. chief minister, and left the party.


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