Charges framed against all accused in 2005 cash-for-question scam

New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : A Delhi court on Thursday framed charges against all the accused, including 11 former Members of Parliament (MP), in connection with the 2005 cash-for-question scam case. The MPs have been charged for allegedly taking money to ask questions in the Parliament. Besides the 11 MPs, two journalists of a web portal were also mentioned in the charge-sheet for abetting the offence under the anti-graft law. The 2005 cash-for-question scam case will be next heard on January 12. The 11 former MPs who are accused in the case are: Chhatarpal Singh Lodha (BJP), Anna Saheb M K Patil (BJP), Manoj Kumar (RJD), Chandra Pratap Singh (BJP), Ram Sewak Singh (Congress), Narender Kumar Kushwaha (BSP), Pradeep Gandhi (BJP), Suresh Chandel (BJP), Lal Chandra Kol (BSP), Y G Mahajan (BJP), Raja Rampal (BSP). The entire scam came to light after two journalists conducted a sting operation against the then MPs and telecast on a private news channel on December 12, 2005.
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