New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Delhi Police asking it to submit the status report on investigations in ‘cash-for-vote’ case.

The Apex Court bench comprising Justice Aftab Alam and Justice RM Lodhi, while hearing the petition filed by former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh, also issued notice to the Centre seeking its reply on the issue.

Lyngdoh through his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) pleaded that though the first FIR in ‘cash-for-vote’ case was registered at Parliament Street police station way back in 2008, no action has been taken on it as yet. He also appealed the court to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) with a mandate to dispose the case in a time-bound manner.

The court decided to send notices to the Delhi Police and the Centre after hearing the arguments of Rajiv Dhawan, counsel of Lyngdoh.

It is noteworthy, that the UPA government had brought Confidence Motion in Parliament in 2008.

Just ahead of the trust vote, BJP MPs had alleged that they were offered money to vote in favour of the government.

In an unprecedented move, BJP parliamentarians had brought a bagful of Indian currency notes on the floor of the House, which they claimed were offered to them by the emissaries of the government.

JPN/ Bureau