Cash-for-vote scam accused rebuked for wearing goggles in court

Alleged BJP activist Sohail Hindustani was rebuked by a Delhi court for sporting sunglasses inside the courtroom.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: May 28, 2012 8:05:38 pm

Alleged BJP activist Sohail Hindustani,an accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam,was today rebuked by a Delhi court for sporting sunglasses inside the courtroom during its proceedings.

Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal pulled up Hindustani after the brief hearing in the case.

“Please remember you are sitting in a court of law and not in a market,” the judge told Hindustani,who had been sporting sunglasses on his head,all through the court proceeding.

The judge also asked Hindustani’s counsel to “keep him guided”.

“I thought he would understand the stare of my eyes but he didn’t,” the judge said.

The court was to hear arguments on an application moved by co-accused Faggan Singh Kulaste for short copies. The matter was,however,deferred due to absence of Kulaste’s counsel.

On July 22,2008,some BJP MPs had waved wads of currency notes on the floor of Lok Sabha during the trust vote,faced by UPA-I government,claiming they were given the money to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government.

Hindustani was one of the first persons arrested for his alleged role in the scam.

Besides him,former Samajwadi Party former general secretary Amar Singh,BJP leader L K Advani’s former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni,BJP MP Ashok Argal,two ex-party MPs Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahabir Singh Bhagora along with Amar Singh’s former aide Sanjeev Saxena are accused in the case.

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