Investigators are never held accountable for their criminal misdeeds and go on plying their trade with no fear of punishment.
Three years ago, the US indicted Dmytro Firtash and Congress MP K.V.P. Rao in an $18.5 million bribery scandal involving mining in India. Why has India not investigated the offence yet?
Whistleblowers and victims rejoiced when the Supreme Court handed over the Vyapam scam cases to the CBI. But the agency’s investigation so far leaves much to be desired.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
Herojit claims the orders to eliminate people came from the top.
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to various banks, had fled from India on March 2, 2016.
Alok Kumar Verma was selected by a three member panel comprising the prime minister, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
The Citizens Whistleblower Forum has demanded that the IT department’s records on the Sahara and Birla groups be forwarded to the CBI for a “thorough criminal investigation”
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
It is in both the Congress and the BJP’s interests that these records are not looked into; the Supreme Court should step in and insist on a proper investigation.
The agency placed the seven middlemen – including the relative of a government official – under arrest on Monday under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The petition alleged that the Centre took steps in a “completely mala fide, arbitrary and illegal manner to ensure that Asthana was given the charge of CBI director”.
SC Issues Notice To Facebook, Google, Other Internet Majors on Sharing of Sexual Assault, Cybercrime Videos
The apex court sought responses from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook on NGO Prajwala’s plea seeking blocking of rape videos.
In the absence of proper implementation, stricter laws have failed to bring down incidents of ragging.
Why have the CBI, the income tax department and the Central Vigilance Commission refused to probe potentially incriminating documents seized from the two business houses, a petition before the Supreme Court asks.
The amendment proposes making it mandatory for investigating agencies to take prior approval from the government before initiating probes against public servants.
Were the payments illegal? How were they discovered? Is this a potential scandal in the making? The Wire breaks it down.
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
Ravana may have ten heads, but does he have rights? In this week’s column, the focus is on the rights of those whom history will not be kind to.
The agency appears to be constrained by the unholy nexus of politicisation and unprofessional excesses, and is in danger of becoming a loyal servant to those in power.
Although tests like brain mapping and polygraph help widen the scope of a criminal investigation, their results are not admissible in the court of law.
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti member has been charged with criminal conspiracy and murder.
The CBI, which investigated the triple murder case under the supervision of the Supreme Court, is looking increasingly like the ‘caged parrot’ the BJP once accused it of being for failing to prosecute politically influential persons.
Rahul Sachan, prosecution witness in three rape cases against the self-styled godman and his son, went missing November 25. But an FIR was only lodged a month after his disappearance.
While all the powerful businessmen and politicians have escaped the CBI dragnet, a man like H.C. Gupta – whom everyone unhesitatingly certifies to be “the most honest officer” of his generation – has to go through the ordeal of a trial.
While the ministry provided information on a query on phone tapping five years ago, it refused to disclose facts when an application seeking the same information was filed last month.
Three of the four newly appointed state governors have been charged with criminal acts such as forgery and altering photographs.
The biggest black money case that has come up so far is that of the Adani group, promoted by Gautam Adani, one of Modi’s closest associates, writes Josy Joseph in his book A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Here’s an excerpt.
The court has directed the state government to produce the FIR lodged in connection with the crime, the rape victims’ medical reports and the statements of the witnesses by the next date of hearing.
The Supreme Court has erred in refusing to examine why the CBI did not appeal the discharge of the BJP president in a case of triple murder – the encounter killings of Kauser Bi, her husband Sohrabuddin and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.
The apex court had on May 6 sought Centre’s reply on a PIL which had pressed lodging of FIR against political leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh in connection with the VVIP chopper scam.
The apex court-appointed panel is investigating alleged scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by Ranjit Sinha.
Chaman Lal’s son, Gulshan Kumar, was 20 years old when he was abducted from his home on June 22, 1993.
The cabinet expansion reflects caste calculations to fix emerging weaknesses in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It hardly has anything to do with merit even as there is consensus that the cabinet suffers from a considerable talent deficit.
How the Sheena Bora murder case involving a celebrity couple mesmerised India and exposed some of its darkest fears.
With its credibility under attack, the BJP-led government will have lot of answering to do in the next few days.
The second chargesheet details the role of Christian Michel in the VVIP chopper deal, his multiple visits to India and his transactions.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
The Central Information Commission has also asked the Ministry of Defence to reveal the attorney general’s opinion on sending back already procured choppers.