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Cash-for-votes: Former Chief Election Commissioner wants Special Investigation Team for probe

New Delhi: Former Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh and 13 others have moved the Supreme Court for constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the cash-for votes scam.

In his petition, Lyngdoh urged the apex court to direct the government to set up an independent SIT to probe the allegations and try to complete the investigations within six months.

He also pleaded that the chief of the SIT should be given absolute powers and independence to choose the best officers for the probe.

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