New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh would be arrested again as Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed his regular as well as interim bail pleas in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal relied on the medical reports to reject both the bail applications of the former Samajwadi Party leader who is undergoing treatment for his kidney ailments at the AIIMS.

"The medical reports of the accused were sought from the Director of the AIIMS from time to time. As per the report dated September 26, the accused is stable but requires monitoring. I leave it to the good judgement of the specialists and super specialists at the AIIMS to decide the period for which the accused is to be kept under observation.

"The interim bail comes to an end today. The regular bail has been declined, vide separate detailed order," the court said.

"Let the bail bond submitted at the time of grant of interim bail be canceled and documents be returned to the accused (Singh)," it said.

Singh was arrested on September 6 after he appeared before the court in response to the court summons to him for his alleged involvement in 2008 cash-for-vote scam.

He, however, had to be rushed to the AIIMS from Tihar jail after a bout of vomitting and diarrhoea on September 12 evening and later the court granted him interim bail on
September 15.

While rejecting the interim bail plea, the court left the issue of hospitalization and possible discharge of Singh to the doctors at the AIIMS.

Counsel for Singh has been seeking bail for him on medical grounds that the reports were showing deterioration in his health condition despite being admitted in the AIIMS.

Earlier, the medical report had said Singh's health condition was showing "overall improvement" but his renal conditions, assessed prone to infection, needed constant
monitoring.

Singh's medical report had said that he needed to be kept in a clean and hygienic environment.

The three-page report had said "he needs to take medicines and follow a routine as directed to prevent any transplant kidney deterioration".

Amar Singh's aide denied bail

Sanjeev Saxena, an accused in 2008 cash-for-vote scam, was on Wednesday refused bail by a Delhi court which said he had "links" with co-accused and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh and played the role of a facilitator in the case.

"From the material available on record, it prima facie appears that the accused (Saxena) had links with Amar Singh and there is grave suspicion that he played a role of a facilitator," Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said.

Saxena, a former aide of Amar Singh, is in Tihar Jail under judicial custody following his arrest on July 17 in the case.

The court dismissed the bail plea taking into account that the MPs were allegedly bribed in this case to subvert the constitutional and parliamentary norms. "The incident dated July 22, 2008, when currency notes of Rs one crore were laid on the table of the Lok Sabha alleging that the MPs had been bribed to subvert the constitutional and parliamentary norms.

"Keeping in view the nature and gravity of the case in which the present application for grant of regular bail has been moved, I do not deem it fit to grant bail to the accused," the judge said.

Saxena had, in the bail plea filed on August 5, said he was arrested on false allegations. He had denied he ever worked for Amar Singh as his personal secretary as alleged by the prosecution. Saxena had said he came in touch with co-accused and alleged BJP worker Sohail Hindustani who took him to the party headquarters and the in-charge had handed over two bags to Sohail who in turn handed over one bag to him to give it to Ashok Argal, a BJP MP.

As soon as he realised that a conspiracy was hatched by BJP and BSP to destabilize the then UPA-I government and to malign Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Amar Singh, he forwarded an apology for his role by writing to both of them, Saxena had said in his bail plea.

His counsel had submitted Saxena was not a part of any conspiracy as there was no meeting of minds at any stage among him and the other accused in the case.

Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan had vehemently opposed his bail plea saying Saxena became a part of existing conspiracy by delivering Rs one crore to then BJP MPs Ashok Argal, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora.

Saxena has been booked for the charges of criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

(Agencies)