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Amar Singh seeks court’s nod for treatment abroad

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, arrested in the cash-for-votes scam, Monday filed an application before a Delhi court seeking permission to go out of India for medical treatment.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal accepted the application and posted it for hearing today.

The court had extended Singh’s interim bail till Sep 27 on medical grounds.

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

Admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Amar Singh’s regular bail application will be heard Sep 27.

He 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.

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