New Delhi, Aug 25: Suhail Hindustani, the alleged “main initiator” of the cash-for-vote scam, took two BJP MPs to former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's house to strike a deal on the vote of confidence in 2008, Delhi police said in the charge sheet filed before a court here.
The two BJP MPs, Ashok Argal and Faggan Singh Kulaste, who had waved currency notes in the Lok Sabha, accompanied Hindustani to hold a meeting at Amar Singh's house ahead of the vote of confidence.
The police said investigation into the scam revealed that Hindustani, the alleged BJP activist, played an “active role” and received money from Amar Singh's former aide Sanjeev Saxena who was also interrogated at length.
“On July 22, 2008, Hindustani took Argal and Kulaste to the house of Amar Singh in the car driven by his friend Hashmat Ali.
“As a result of this meeting, when Sanjeev Saxena (accused in the case) delivered illegal gratification of Rs one crore to Argal, Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora at 4, Firozshah Road, Hindustani, along with Sudheendra Kulkarni, remained present there and Hindustani also played an active role during the delivery/receipt of bribe money which is also evident from audio/video recordings done by the team of a private news channel,” the charge sheet said.
“Hindustani played an active role in the deal of the three BJP MPs regarding receiving illegal gratification of Rs one crore from Saxena in the promise of abstaining from voting on the motion of confidence in the Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008,” the charge sheet said.
The police also referred to the statement of former Bihar Governor Buta Singh's son Arvinder Singh alias Lovely Singh to support its claim that Hindustani “was making desperate attempts to seek huge money as illegal gratification from Congress and wanted to keep his own cut out of that deal.” PTI