AgustaWestland scam: IAF ex-chief Tyagi arrested

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough into the multi-crore AgustaWestland VVIP copters deal case, the CBI on Friday arrested former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi on charges of alleged corruption. Apart from Tyagi, the investigating agency also arrested his cousin Sanjiv alias Julie Tyagi and Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan. The former IAF chief, Sanjiv Tyagi and Khaitan were called in for questioning at the CBI headquarters on Friday and were arrested when they failed to answer the questions that were put to them satisfactorily, say official sources, adding thatRead More

CBI tells court it can re-investigate 1984 riots case

New Delhi: The CBI today told a court that it can further investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which it had filed a closure report and given a clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. The Central Bureau of Investigation’s statement came while replying to an application filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal where the party told the court that it will provide the addresses of three material witnesses. The probe agency in its reply said it was prepared to investigate the matter further on the court’s permission. TheRead More

Some Mumbai Police officials working with Dawood, claims Chhota Rajan

Bali: Underworld don Chhota Rajan today alleged that ‘some members’ in the Mumbai Police have links with wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and said he will keep on fighting against him. “Some members of the Mumbai Police are working in tandem with Dawood. I will keep on fighting against terrorism and Dawood. I am not scared of Dawood,” said Rajan, a close confidante-turned-rival of Dawood, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Rajan, who was arrested in this popular tourist town on his arrival from Australia on OctoberRead More

Vyapam scam: CBI begins probe into recruitment officer’s death

Bhubaneswar: Railway officials in Odisha were questioned yesterday by a CBI team in connection with the mysterious death of Bijaya Bahadur Singh who served as an observer in some Vyampam recruitment tests in Madhya Pradesh. “They asked us several questions like from where the body was recovered, who was the ticket collector in the particular coach, whether the victim was immediately taken to hospital and how we came to know about the incident,” N Pradhan, the station master of Belpar Railway Station. Singh’s body was recovered from railway tracks inRead More

SC directs Centre to expeditiously fill vacancies in CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday passed a slew of directions for the government to expeditiously take steps for overcoming acute shortage of manpower in CBI which is coming its way in its probe into various scams like multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund spread over many states. A bench comprising justices TS Thakur and C Nagappan also observed that absence of a comprehensive review of cadre strength ever since CBI was set up was somewhat surprising to say the least. Referring to the averments and submissions made during the hearing,Read More

Coal scam: Court frames charges against ex-coal secretary, five others

New Delhi: A special court today framed charges against former coal secretary HC Gupta and five others in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh to an accused firm. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar put the six on trial for alleged offences under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 420 (cheating), 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) of IPC and under relevant provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act. Besides Gupta, the court framed charges against two senior publicRead More

1984 riots: Court to consider closure report on 22 April

New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed April 22 for hearing CBI’s closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The magistrate is in Lucknow from March 20-28 for training purpose.The court had earlier issued notice on the closure report to the complainant and victim, Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed during the riots. Advocate Kamna Vohra, appearing for Kaur, however, claimed that the victim has not yet been served the notice. The court had earlier said “perusal ofRead More

CBI files charge sheet against BJD MP in chit fund scam

New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed charge sheet against Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Hansdah of Biju Janata Dal and seven others including two companies in connection with chit funds scam related to Nabadiganta Capital company. CBI sources said besides Hansdah, an MP from Mayurbhanj in Odisha, Nabadiganta Capital Service’s CMD Anjan Baliarsingh, Pradeep Kumar Pattanaik, Kartikeya Parida, Subarna Naik, and Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and companies Nabadiganta Capital Service Limited and Nabadiganta Agro Industries Limited have been named in the charge sheet. The special court in Bhubaneshwar has taken cognisanceRead More

974 vacant posts in CBI: Government

New Delhi: 974 posts at different levels are lying vacant in the country’s premier investigative agency CBI, the government said on Wednesday but asserted that the agency’s performance had not been adversely affected due to “effective use and optimal deployment of existing personnel”. As per the data shared by Singh, there were 653 vacancies in the executive category which comprised of 3,891 existing personnel as against a sanctioned strength of 4,544. There is a sanctioned strength of 70 in canteen staff category but actual strength is 46, the minister’s replyRead More

BJP wants CBI to question Prime Minister on 2G issue

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should also be questioned on 2G issues. Describing Raja’s deposition in the court as “shocking”, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, “Now CBI must interrogate the PM on 2G issues as the matter is in court and the probe will not be completed if PM is not interrogated. Nowit is clear that PM is also involved in the scam.” Terming the UPA government as “most corrupt government that India has ever seen”, the BJP leader also referred toRead More