Amar Singh blackmailed for Rs 5 crore
In a dramatic turn of events, Delhi Police on Thursday picked up a person from the residence of SP leader Amar Singh for allegedly demanding Rs five crore for making a statement in his favour before a Parliamentary panel probing the cash-for-vote scam.

Hashmat Ali, described by Singh as a BSP worker, had gone to Singh's residence this morning and allegedly demanded the hefty amount for changing his statement he had given to the panel, the SP leader claimed at a press conference.

Singh said Ali, who was to depose before the Inquiry Committee today, came to his residence at around 8:30 a.m. and said he could save the reputation of the SP leader by giving a favourable statement to the panel.