CPI(M) hails HC order for CBI probe in cash for vote scam of 2010
Ranchi, Jan 30 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has hailed the Jharkhand High Court order regarding handing over of investigation for cash for vote scandal of 2010 Rajya Sabha polls.
Gopi Kant Bakshi, Secretary, Jharkhand State Committee CPI(M) today said, "the left parties had drawn the attention of Chief Election Commissioner of India and also of the state election officer vide letter dated June 8, June 9 and July 7 and August 3, 2010 demanding CBI investigation on the misdeed and action against the payers and receivers of bribe."
RS polls were held on June 18, 2010 in which D P Sahu of Congress and K D Singh an industrialist from Haryana were elected.
"The high court has also expressed its apprehension of connivance of top officials of the bureau with the accused and held this as a danger for democracy," Mr Bakshi said.
The High Court on January 28 had ordered a CBI probe into the cash for votes scandal of 2010 and also directed the investigating agency to investigate the role of the Vigilance Department.
Earlier, the high court had expressed its displeasure over the slow pace of investigation.
In 2010, allegations had surfaced that a few MLAs had taken money to caste their votes during the Rajya Sabha elections.
A CD, allegedly containing the voices of certain people, was seized and a case was filed soon after the 2010 Rajya Sabha elections.