Amar's bail extended till today

Sep 28, 2011, 08:45 IST | MiD DAY Correspondent

The MP had asked to be allowed to go out of country for treatment, on Monday. Decision on the issue yet to be taken

Hearing an application filed by former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh seeking permission to go out of India for medical treatment, a Delhi city court on Tuesday extended the interim bail granted to Singh in connection with the cash-for-votes scam till Wednesday.

Rajya Sabha MP, Singh had filed an application before the court on Monday. Arguing for the MP's bail, his counsel Hariharan said that as per the medical report received from AIIMS, his client was still not well and his vital parameters were above the normal limit. "I (Amar Singh) have amply demonstrated before the court that I am a sick and infirm person and the court could grant me bail on this ground alone."

Hariharan also said the prosecution has no evidence against his client to show his involvement in the alleged conspiracy of bribing BJP MPs. "The prosecution is relying on the disclosure statement of other co-accused, which cannot be relied upon. The prosecution is unable to lay the foundation of the conspiracy charge against Amar Singh. All I am trying to say is that basic ingredients of a conspiracy are not satisfied at all."

The judge had accepted the application. Special judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal extended Singh's interim bail for a day while reserving for Wednesday her order on his regular bail. Singh was shifted from Tihar Jail to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 12 after his health deteriorated.

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