HC orders release of Amar Singh's passport

HC orders release of Amar Singh's passport

Justice Suresh Kait ordered release of Singh's passport, confiscated as per one of the stipulations for grant of bail to him in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, after modifying the bail condition.

The court also permitted Singh not to seek the trial court's permission every time he has to go abroad for his treatment. It, however, asked him to furnish his stay particulars to the trial court as and when he goes abroad.

The court's order came on Singh's plea, seeking changes in the conditions on which he was granted bail by the high court on October 24 on the ground of his frail health. He had also sought release of his passport on the ground that the passports of other accused in the case had not been seized.

Appearing for Singh, his counsel Hariharan submitted to the court that his client needs to undertake travels abroad more frequently for his medical treatment, but every time he has to go abroad, he first needs to take court's permission.

Singh has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC in the cash-for-vote case and had been sent to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court on September 6.

He was, however, taken to AIIMS in custody on September 12 after a bout of vomiting and diarrhoea in jail and was later granted bail by the high court due to his health condition.

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