New Delhi: Two former BJP MPs and L K Advani’s former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni were on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court along with two other accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote case.
Justice M L Mehta also granted anticipatory bail to BJP MP Ashok Argal, summoned by a special court to stand trial in the case.
“All the petitioners are admitted on bail on furnishing of a personal and a surety bond of Rs two lakh each,” said Justice Mehta, while allowing the bail pleas of the five jailed accused, which included two former BJP lawmakers Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora.
File photo of Amar Singh
“All the petitioners are directed to join investigation as and when asked for...,” Justice Mehta said and also asked Argal to appear before the trial court on the date he has been summoned.
The others who were granted bail are Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh’s former aide Sanjeev Saxena and alleged BJP activist Suhail Hindustani. All five had been denied bail by the trial court.
The high court gave the reprieve to the six accused in the cash-for-vote scam after the Delhi Police told the court that it had no objection to the grant of bail to them as the investigation in the case was over and they were not required for custodial interrogation.
While, Argal, who was yet to be arrested in the case, had sought anticipatory bail in the case, Amar Singh were granted bail earlier by the high court on health ground.