SC refuses separate trial for Essar and Ravi Ruia in 2G spectrum scam case

The Supreme Court on 28th September dismissed the appeals filed by Essar and Ravi Ruia challenging the CBI special court’s decision to hold trial of them along with other accused in 2G case.
Essar and Ruia had said that the charge against them was mere cheating which did not fall in the conspiracy case against A [...]

Swan a front company of ADAG, CBI says

Alleging involvement of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) in the 2G scam , the CBI in July claimed in a special court that Reliance ADAG had “infused” thousands of crores in Shahid Balwa’s Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), which allegedly was a front company to bag 2G licences.
Advancing final arguments in the case, the [...]

SC dismisses telecom companies’ plea in 2G scam

The Supreme Court in September dismissed the plea of telecom companies Hutchison Max (P) Ltd and Sterling Cellular Ltd, challenging the jurisdiction of the 2G special court to try them in 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, and pulled them up for delaying the proceedings.
A bench of Justices T S Thakur and V Gopala Dowda deprecated [...]

PMO directs CPIO to furnish Vyapam information, documents sought under RTI

After “initially” denying information related to Vyapam scam under Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Prime Minister’s Office has now directed its Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to handover the desired documents sought by activist Ajay Dube after thorough examination.
In a letter dated October 16, 2015 to the RTI activist Prime Minister Office Director and [...]

Digvijay seeks CBI probe of ex-forest officer’s death

Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has demanded CBI probe into the death of the retired Indian Forest Service officer Vijay Bahadur (63), who had served as observer for two recruitment tests conducted by the scam-tainted Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board.
“(The death) must be investigated by CBI investigating the Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal) scam,” the [...]

Another mysterious death reported in Vyapam scam; retired IFS officer found dead in Odisha

After a brief lull, the Vyapam scam has come back to haunt again with another mysterious death being reported, this time from Odisha.
As per a report in the Hindustan Times, Vijay Bahadur, a retired Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer, was found dead on railway tracks in Jharsuguda.
Bahadur’s body was discovered early on October 15, the [...]

PM Modi should have also reflected on Lalitgate, Vyapam, says Congress

The Congress Party on 28th September, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have also reflected on issues such as Lalitgate and the Vyapam scams involving BJP leaders during his address to the expatriate Indian community at the SAP Centre in San Jose, California, on Sunday.

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address [...]

Supreme Court expresses satisfaction over CBI probe

The Supreme Court on 9th October  expressed satisfaction over the “substantial progress” made by the CBI in its investigation into the Vyapam Scam in Madhya Pradesh.

“We have gone through the status report. We are satisfied that there is some substantial progress made by the CBI in these cases,” a bench, comprising Chief Justice [...]

Cops file charge sheet against Pankaj Trivedi

Lokayukta police on 9th October filed a chargesheet in a special court against Pankaj Trivedi, one of the prime accused in the Vyapam scam.

Trivedi is a former controller of examination of Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam). The special court also served a production warrant against Trivedi to facilitate his personal appearance before it on [...]

CBI says official found unconscious at railway station not connected with Vyapam scam

Reacting to reports that an Additional SP probing the infamous Vyapam case was found unconcious at platform no. 4 of Jhansi railway station, Central Bureau of Investigation on 24th September denied him being connected to the scam.

As per ANI, SP Bindu Shekhar Jha was on his way to Gwalior aboard Malwa Express when he was found [...]

CBI conducts raids across MP, UP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), conducted multiple raids in connection with the Vyapam scam.

As per reports, the central probe agency carried out raids at around 40 locations spread across the state of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
State capitals Bhopal and Lucknow were in the list of cities that included Indore, Ujjain, [...]

Trinamool Leader Mukul Roy Distances Himself From New Political Party

A day after an advertisement of a new political outfit, the Nationalist Trinamool Congress, appeared in newspapers prompting speculation about Mr Mukul Roy floating the party, the sidelined Trinamool leader today denied having any association with the advertisement or the new outfit.
“It is hereby announced that an application for the registration of new political party [...]

Rose Valley Scam Four Times Bigger Than Saradha: CBI Probe

Shibamoy Dutta, MD of Rose Valley group arrested by CBI in chit fund scam, has emerged as the alleged brain behind the two schemes which were purportedly used by the group to dupe over one lakh investors of over Rs 10,000 crore, four times the money in Saradha scam.
Central Bureau of [...]

Media Baron Ramesh Gandhi Sent to CBI Custody

A court in Kolkata has sent West Bengal media tycoon Ramesh Gandhi, arrested for his alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, to four days CBI custody.
Mr Gandhi was presented before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Alipore) Sumana Garain who remanded him to custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation [...]

Kolkata Court Remands Saradha Accused Ramesh Gandhi to 4-Day CBI Custody

A city court on 8th September remanded Saradha chit fund scam accused Ramesh Gandhi, Managing Director of a media company, to CBI custody for four days.
Additional chief judicial magistrate of Alipore court Sumona Ghorai granted CBI’s plea and remanded him to its custody till September 11.
Mr Gandhi, MD of city-based [...]

Trinamool Congress Has Surrendered Before BJP: Congress

The Congress  accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of politically surrendering before the BJP at the Center to save themselves from CBI probe into the Saradha scam and said the party will campaign in the national capital to expose the misrule of TMC in Bengal.
“The TMC has surrendered before the BJP at the [...]

CBI conducted searches at 58 locations in a chit fund scam.

The CBI conducted searches at 58 locations across the country against the Basil International Limited asset management company in a chit fund scam.
“Our separate team of sleuths conducted raids at 58 locations in many states, including West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Assam, Maharashtra and Jharkhand,” a Central Bureau of Investigation [...]

Cash-for-votes scam ( 2008)

Cash for vote scam is one of the major scams that shook the nation’s conscience and exposed the corruption that prevails at top political levels in the country.
Nearly one crore rupee in cash was brought by three BJP MPs into the Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008, hours before the House was to vote on [...]

Bofors Scam (1980-90)

The Bofors scam which is sometimes referred to as India’s Watergate scandal gave rise to a political storm  in the country pointing fingers at Rajiv Gandhi, who was the Prime Minister then, for receiving a bribe from Bofors AB, a Swedish company.
The estimation of the scam amounted to Rs 64 crore. The government of [...]

Supreme Court Appoints Venugopal as Amicus Curiae for 2G Matters

In a rebuff to the government, the Supreme Court today appointed senior counsel K.K. Venugopal as amicus curiae to assist the court in 2G matters and directed the CBI and Enforcement Directorate to provide him all the documents and briefings in respect of their investigations and status of different case.
The decision to appoint Mr Venugopal [...]

MP government revokes whistleblowers’ transfers

The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday informed the state high court’s Indore bench that it has revoked its directive of transferring medical practitioners Anand Roy and his wife Gauri Roy.
Anand Roy’s counsel Vivek Tankha told IANS that a two-judge Bench of Justice DK Palival and Justice PK Jaiswal has been told by the government that [...]

Take over all Vyapam cases, Supreme Court tells CBI

The Supreme Court on 11th September asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over all Vyapam scam cases - involving irregularities in admissions and recruitment in Madhya Pradesh - irrespective of the stage of their investigations or trial.
“We direct the CBI to take over 72 cases which are in different stages, within three [...]

CWC to meet on Sep 8, to chalk out agenda against Modi govt

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on September 8 where it deliberated on a host of issues to take on the Modi government, which it forced onto the back foot over the land bill and alleged wrongdoing by BJP leaders, including two chief ministers.
The meeting comes days after the land ordinance was allowed to lapse [...]

CFSL finalises Akshay Singh’s viscera report, informs MP cops

The Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) Delhi has asked Jhabua Police to collect viscera reports of TV journalist Akshay Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances after having interviewed parents of victim Namrata Damor, whose name figured in the Vyapam scam.
Akshay suddenly fell ill and passed away in July soon after he went to Meghanagar in [...]

No talk of ’special session of Parliament’ unless govt changes mindset

Accusing the BJP-led government of being in a “perpetual mode of confrontation”, Congress  said that talk of a special session of Parliament was “not going to be viable” unless there was a change in its mindset.
Even as the Centre has announced that the controversial land Ordinance, a bone of contention with the Opposition, would not [...]


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