SC slams Delhi Police for ‘half-hearted’ probe
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 5: The Supreme Court today slammed Delhi Police for its "half-hearted" probe into the cash-for-vote scam and asked it to take the investigations to its logical conclusion and submit a final report within three weeks.
A bench of justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha also regretted that a middleman of the "cheapest kind" was allowed to derail Parliamentary proceedings.
"It is a half-hearted attempt by you (Delhi police). You must take it to the logical conclusion," the bench said after perusing the preliminary report of Delhi Police which had claimed that no political leader was involved in the 2008 scam.
Declining to grant 40 days time sought by Delhi Police, the court asked it to submit a final report within three weeks.
The apex court regretted that a middleman was allowed to interfere with Parliamentary proceedings.
"It is so disgusting that a middle man of the cheapest kind had been allowed to interfere with Parliamentary proceedings and he had succeeded," the bench observed.
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