Court seeks cops stand on Rewati Raman

New Delhi: The city police was asked today by a Delhi court to apprise it by tomorrow of its probe into alleged involvement of Samajwadi Party leader Rewati Raman Singh in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam. Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also asked the police to spell out its stand on Singh`s role.

"I have not been interfering in the investigation till date but when time comes, the court would have to step in. I remember you (prosecutor) had said you are doing something with regard to Rewati Raman Singh. What have you done till date? Did you record his statement?," the judge told Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan.

The court`s query came after the counsel for former BJP MPs and accused Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora, during the hearing on their bail plea, alleged police had not recorded Singh`s statement despite the fact that he was seen in a CD having the visual footage of a sting operation conducted by a private channel.

The counsel, appearing for co-accused and former aide of BJP leader L K Advani, Sudheendra Kulkarni, too said the call records of Rewati Raman Singh suggest he was in constant touch with other accused in the case during commission of the alleged offence.