New Delhi: Sohail Hindustani has become the second person to be arrested in the cash-for-votes scam.Mr Hindustani was allegedly the middleman who offered three BJP MPs a crore to support the Prime Minister during a trust vote in July 2008.
Mr Hindustani was questioned by the police for six hours before he was arrested; sources say he told the Delhi Police that he was acting on behalf of politician Amar Singh. In 2008, Mr Singh was a senior leader of theSamajwadi Party (SP) which was an ally of the UPA coalition at the Centre.
Over the weekend, the police arrested Sanjeev Saxena, who was allegedly an aide of Mr Singh’s. He is reportedly caught on hidden camera offering money to the MPs. The cameras were provided by a private TV channel which had been asked, reportedly by the BJP, to conduct an expose on the UPA’s attempts to bribe MPs for the trust vote.The Delhi Police has also begun the process to question Mr Singh.