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Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s bail plea was rejected by a Delhi court Wednesday in the 2008 cash-for-votes scandal. He will, however, continue to stay in hospital where he is being treated for a kidney-related ailment.


Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal rejected both his pleas for regular and interim bail. The judge also said that he would stay in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences as long as the doctors thought this to be necessary.


“The accused is stable but requires monitoring. I leave it to the good judgement of these specialists and super specialists at AIIMS to decide the period for which the accused is to be kept under observation,” said the judge, while pronouncing the order.

The court further said that prior to Sep 13, the accused was granted interim bail that comes to an end Wednesday.

The 55-year-old leader, who is a patient of diabetes, underwent a renal transplant in September 2009 and intestinal surgery 10 years ago. Besides, he is also a patient of hypertension, tuberculosis infection, chronic kidney disease and urinary tract infection.

He was admitted to AIIMS Sep 12.

 Amar Singh was arrested Sep 6 for his alleged involvement in an attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the July 2008 parliament trust vote.

 On July 22, 2008, three BJP MPs waved wads of currency notes in the Lok Sabha ahead of a trust vote, alleging they were given the money to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government in a parliamentary trust vote.

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