Amar Singh gets interim bail

Greater Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 15: A Delhi court Thursday granted interim bail till Sep 19 to Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, now in custody for his alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam, on grounds of his “fluctuating” health.
 Considering Amar Singh’s interim bail application citing his health condition, Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal accepted it and asked him to submit a personal and surety bond of Rs.200,000 each.
 “It appears that the health of the accused is fluctuating…the accused being a member of parliament – Rajya Sabha – and a known figure cannot be shown extra indulgence, but he must not also be subjected to undue harshness as human angle can never be lost sight of by the courts of equity, justice and good conscience,” the court said while pronouncing the judgment.
 The court’s decision came as a big relief to the leader who was diagnosed with post-renal transplant urinary tract infection, diarrhoea, dehydration, diabetes and hypothyroid hypertension.
 The court, however, asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — where he has been under observation since Monday — to submit a daily report on his medical condition.
 “In case, the accused is discharged from AIIMS before Sep 19, the AIIMS director shall apprise the court without loss of time,” the court added.
 The court also imposed several conditions on the 55-year-old leader — that he should not leave the jurisdiction of Delhi courts, should not tamper with the evidence or try to influence the witnesses. IANS