The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Delhi Police to place before it the status report on the probe conducted by it in the “cash-for-vote” scam during the trust vote faced by the UPA government in July 2008.
Not satisfied with the Centre’s contention that an FIR has been lodged in the case and probe will be completed within two months, a bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam ordered the police to file the status report by July 15.
“Two months is a long time. Tell us about the present status of the probe,” the bench said, while posting the matter for further hearing on July 15.
Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said that the status report will be filed within the stipulated period in a sealed envelope before the court.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by former Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh seeking its directions to the government to take action against politicians involved in the scam.
The petition alleges that though the entire nation was shocked by the spectacle of three BJP MPs displaying wads of currency notes in Parliament as bribe money to vote in favour of the UPA during the 2008 trust vote, no action has so far been taken against those guilty.