Thursday, September 15, 2011

Amar Singh gets interim bail till Septemeber 19 on bond of Rs. 2 lakh

A special court in New Delhi on Thursday granted Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, who was arrested in connection with the cash-for-votes scam case, interim bail till September 19 on personal bond of Rs. 2 lakh and a surety of the same amount.

Granting him bail, special judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said, "It appears that the health of the accused is fluctuating". Singh has been asked not to leave Delhi.

The court also directed Singh to surrender his passport and warned him against tampering with evidence related to the case. Till the next hearing on September 19, there would be day-to-day monitoring of Singh's health, the court said.

Singh's lawyer Asgar Khan said he will file for regular bail on September 19.

Singh has been in judicial custody since September 6 for his alleged involvement in the cash-for-votes case of 2008. He was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on September 12 after he complained uneasiness.

AIIMS and Tihar Jail authorities had submitted a detailed a medical report of Singh to the court on Wednesday stating that he had not shown signs of improvement and the creatinine level in his blood was still high.

The two-page AIIMS report said Singh was suffering from multiple health problems and was admitted to the hospital following complications related to post-renal transplant, including diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, diabetes, dehydration, hypothyroid and hypertension.

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