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Cash-for vote scam: HC reserves order on bail of Amar Singh

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Courton Wednesday reserved its order on the bail plea of jailed Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh arrested in 2008 cash-for-vote scam after the Centre told it that medical reports suggest that “all is not well” with him.

“We have seen the medical reports given by AIIMS. As they have come from a reputed institute, we cannot dispute them and the parameters show that all is not well,” Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran told Justice Suresh Kait during the hearing on the bail application of the former Samajwadi Party leader.

The court, after hearing detailed arguments on behalf of Singh and Delhi police, said “the order is reserved for Monday (October 24).”

Initiating arguments on the bail plea, senior advocate D C Mathur, appearing for Singh, said “the provisions for bail provides that a sick and infirm person can be granted bail on this ground alone and if his (Singh) case is not covered under it, then what will be termed as sickness.” “A medical board, consisting of doctors of LNJP and G B Pant hospitals, referred him to AIIMS on September 12 when he was in judicial custody and till date he is hospitalised there for treatment of his multiple ailments.

“It is an admitted case that Singh is living on a donated kidney, transplanted in Singapore, and the surgeon, who did the surgery, is supposed to take care of the patient after the transplant. Unfortunately, the lower court did not consider it and termed his condition as stable.” Quoting from medical reports, the defence counsel said if any person can infer the word “stable” from the report, then he will not argue for bail on medical grounds. ASG Parasaran, who said circumstantial evidences suggest Singh’s role in the offence, contended reports amply suggested about his illness. PTI

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