Dhankhar refused, dispite court order

Dhankhar refused, dispite court order

Feb 5, 2024 - 13:52
Feb 5, 2024 - 13:55
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Dhankhar refused, dispite court order

Jailed AAP leader Sanjay Singh was not sworn-in as Rajya Sabha MP on Monday as Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar refused to allow him to take the oath. Dhankhar said the matter was currently with the privileges committee. The Rajya Sabha's privileges committee is probing a breach of privilege case against Singh.

Sanjay Singh, arrested in a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy, was renominated by the AAP for another term in Rajya Sabha in January. Besides Singh, the AAP nominated former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal and chartered accountant Narain Das Gupta to the Rajya Sabha.

Sanjay Singh had approached Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on February 1 seeking interim bail for seven days to take oath as Rajya Sabha MP and to attend the ongoing Parliament session from February 5 to February 9. However, he later modified his application and asked permission to go to Parliament to take oath only.

The Delhi court, while extending his judicial custody till February 17, allowed Sanjay Singh to go to Parliament under police custody and take oath as a Rajya Sabha MP on February 5.

Special judge MK Nagpal had directed the jail authorities to take Sanjay Singh to Parliament at 10 am on Monday to take the oath.


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