Cash-for-vote scam: Did not violate SC directions, say police
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The Delhi Police today told a court here that it had made every effort to unearth the money trail in 2008 cash-for-vote scam in keeping with the directions of the Supreme Court and denied allegations of "interference from the central executive."
In a reply filed in the court of Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, the police denied the charge that it had flouted the directions of the Supreme Court in conducting the probe and investigating the money trail.
"The investigation was taken up in accordance with the guidelines and directions of the Supreme Court to probe all the aspects from all corners.
"Investigation was conducted in true spirit of the guidelines passed by the Supreme Court," the police said.
The police were replying to the allegations made by one of the accused in the scam former BJP MP Faggan Singh Kulaste that the police had flouted the directions of the apex court to probe the money trail.
"Every effort was made to unearth the trail of money but no evidence could come on record in this regard. It is stated that a thorough and professional investigation has been made and the statements made to the contrary are only high imagination of the accused/applicant (Kulaste)," the police said.
The apex court had last year, while refusing to monitor the probe into the scam, directed the police to trace the source of money used to allegedly bribe some Parliamentarians.
The Police today also denied the allegation that the probe into the scam was done "with an accountability towards a central minister."
"The investigation is a pious obligation which has to be done and was done without any interference from any corner including central executive."
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