Inner Voice Says I Belong In Jail, Says Ex-Officer Charged In Coal Scam

Former bureaucrat HC Gupta, charged with corruption in a coal scam case, told a court on Aug 20 that he would not accept any financial help for lawyers and would rather go to jail. “My inner voice tells me that perhaps it is the wish of God that I should stay in jail,” he told [...]

Court Frames Charges Against Former Coal Secretary, 5 Others

A special court on Aug 19 framed various charges including cheating and criminal conspiracy against former Coal Secretary HC Gupta, two public servants, private firm Vikash Metals and Power Ltd (VMPL) and its two officials in a coal blocks allocation scam case.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar put on trial all the accused in the case [...]

No Money For Lawyer, Juniors Out To Help Coal Scam Accused Bureaucrat

A day after retired Coal Secretary HC Gupta’s declaration that he would prefer to be jailed as he did not have sufficient funds to defend himself legally, the Indian Administrative Service officials in Uttar Pradesh have started exploring ways to help him. Help has been sought — financial, legal and moral - in whatsapp groups [...]

Bollywood’s biggest scam

The alleged fraud by one of the biggest production houses of Bollywood – Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision. This production house is credited with most number of blockbuster franchises in Bollywood.
They started off their successful run with the Salman Khan starrer Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. After that they never looked back. Then they went on to [...]

CBI Files 2 Fresh Chargesheets Against 6 In Vyapam Scam Cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 28th June filed two fresh chargesheets in Guna and Gwalior courts against six people in two cases related to the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, officials said.
The chargesheet in the first case named five persons while the chargesheet in the second case mentioned only one name for their [...]

CBI Files Chargesheet Against 2 Vyapam Case Accused

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against a candidate and a middleman for allegedly helping 29 examinees in getting admission to MBBS course through forgery and impersonation in pre-medical test conducted in 2008, 2009 and 2011 by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board also known as Vyapam.
In the chargesheet filed in the court of Special [...]

AgustaWestland Bribery Scam: CBI Team Returns From Italy

NEW DELHI: A two-member CBI team visited Italy recently and collected details in the AugustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal case from key police and legal officials there who had probed the graft allegations there.
As part of its investigations, the agency is focussing on money trail of a suspected 50 million Euros bribe amount spread across [...]

From PM Modi, A Pointed Remark For Sonia Gandhi On Italy And Agusta Scam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wasn’t in Parliament on May 6 for fierce debate on the AgustaWestland helicopter scam, but he brought it to the attention of an election rally in Tamil Nadu with resounding force.
“Those responsible for the helicopter scam must be punished,” the PM said, adding to the ruling BJP’s pinning down of the [...]

Chopper Scam: Enforcement Directorate Questions Former Air Chief SP Tyagi

Former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi was on May 7 questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal after being quizzed for days by the CBI in the case.
Air Marshal Tyagi arrived at the zonal office of the agency just before 11 am and agency sources [...]

AgustaWestland Chopper Scam: CBI Questions Ex-Air Force Chief SP Tyagi Again

CBI on 10th May questioned former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi and two others in connection with alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal during which he was asked about alleged foreign remittances received by him.
CBI sources claimed that some foreign remittances were allegedly received by him in 2009–two years after his retirement–which were [...]

Travel Agent, 2 Private Firm Chiefs Questioned In Agusta Scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 11th May questioned a city-based travel agent, the chiefs of two private firms and a Delhi-based lawyer in connection with alleged payoffs in the Rs.3,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
Delhi-based travel agent RK Nanda was questioned at the headquarters of the CBI in Delhi along with the chairman of IDS [...]

AgustaWestland Scam: Never Met Sonia Gandhi Or Manmohan Singh, Says Middleman

Chirstian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal, today said that he has never met Congress President Sonia Gandhi or the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to push for the purchase of VVIP choppers.
“No, never,” was Michael’s prompt reply when he was asked whether he had ever met Mrs Gandhi, [...]

Allegations Of An Agusta Scam In Chhattisgarh; Incorrect, Says BJP

The Agusta helicopter scam has been clawing at the Congress after an Italian court concluded that the Anglo-Italian firm’s executives are guilty of paying bribes in India to be selected as the supplier of a dozen helicopters.
But on 13th May, former Aam Aadmi Party members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav accused one the most senior [...]

AgustaWestland Hasn’t Returned 106 Million Euros For 3 Choppers

As the political battle in Parliament over the Rs. 3600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal continues, details are now emerging on how, contrary to earlier reports, the entire down payment made by India towards the chopper deal has not been returned despite the government invoking the integrity clause in the deal after the role of [...]

Manohar Parrikar Questions Congress’s Claim On Blacklisting AgustaWestland

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on April 27,challenged the Congress to show the UPA government order blacklisting the Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland in connection with the VVIP chopper scam.
Mr Parrikar, who said that he will speak in detail in Parliament on the issue in the near future, informed that the ministry has received a copy [...]

Uproar As Subramanian Swamy Names Sonia Gandhi

Sparks flew in the Rajya Sabha today after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy dragged Sonia Gandhi’s name in the AgustaWestland helicopter bribery case, triggering angry exchanges between the opposition and treasury benches.

At one point, there appeared to be a possibility of an ugly showdown as some Congress members menacingly rushed towards the treasury benches, prompting [...]

CBI Seeks Italian Court’s Order On AgustaWestland Graft

The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has approached the External Affairs Ministry seeking help of diplomatic channels to get a copy of an Italian court’s order in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
Sources told news agency PTI that the agency has completed domestic portion of its investigation in the case but judicial requests sent to eight [...]

In AgustaWestland Helicopter Scam, BJP To Name Sonia Gandhi In Parliament

The BJP had decided to name Sonia Gandhi as part of an all-out offensive in Parliament on the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal for VVIP choppers in 2010, when the UPA was in power. An Italian court investigating the role of officials of defence manufacturer Finmeccanica - Agusta’s parent company - in bribing politicians and [...]

Modi govt buried under carpet massive telecom scam of Rs 45,000 crore

The Congress on 7th July  accused the Modi government of burying “under the carpet a massive telecom scam of Rs 45,000 crore.”
At a press conference in the national capital, Congress leader RS Surjewala said the scam aims to help Modi Govt’s industrialists friends.
“Latest is a staggering ‘Telecom Scam’ of approximately Rs.45,000 crore plus that is being buried under [...]

Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension is back

Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension is back on. 4/26/2016. A federal appeals court reinstated the ban Monday morning while delivering a stinging rebuke to both the NFL Players Association and the judge who originally overturned Roger Goodell’s suspension of the Patriots star.

Raj Kundra almost got off the hook

Bnned from all cricket-related activities in India by a Supreme Court committee headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra had his heart in his mouth in 2013 when Delhi Police started probing him, but he ultimately left the Capital smiling.
The special cell of Delhi Police, which unearthed the [...]

Court Agrees To Hear Plea For Lifting Ban On Chennai Super Kings

The Supreme Court on 24th February agreed to hear a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging Justice Lodha Committee’s order suspending the IPL franchisee, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), for two years over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan.
A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice UU Lalit said that [...]

Latest Top Scams in India

1) 2G Spectrum Scam

We have had a number of scams in India; but none bigger than the scam involving the process of allocating unified access service licenses.
At the heart of this Rs.1.76-lakh core worth of scam is the former Telecom minister A Raja – who according to the CAG, has evaded norms at every level [...]

BJP alleges stolen files were of fodder scam; seeks CBI probe

The BJP on 10th june refused to accept Bihar government’s claim that 500 odd stolen files of the state animal husbandry directorate were not connected with the fodder scam and alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was trying to save RJD president Lalu Prasad and others accused in the over Rs 1000 crore scam.
“More than [...]

Lalu Yadav appears before special CBI court in Ranchi

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Ranchi Jharkhand in connection with the fodder scam case.
Lalu’s counsel Prabhat Kumar told ANI, “The case is pertaining to RC38A/1996, in which there are a total of 48 accused and most [...]

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