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Pearl company MD NS Bhangoo arrested for Rs 45000 cr scam

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday arrested Pearl Group chairman-cum-managing director Nirmal Singh Bhangoo and three other top officials of the company in connection with the Rs 45,000-crore scam in which an alleged 5.5 crore investors were duped. Sleuths said they have arrested Bhangoo, CMD of  Pearl Agrotech Corporation Limited (PACL) and ex-chairman of Pearls Australasia Pty Limited, along with Sukhdev... 

CBI to probe sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: The Punjab Government today transferred to the CBI the investigation of three cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari in Faridkot district. The cases were registered at Bajakhana police station. These were related to: theft of the holy book at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village in June; putting up of posters in September (at the village as well as Bargari), which... 

Underworld don Chhota Rajan falls in CBI net

New Delhi: Underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, who is wanted in several cases of murders in India, has been arrested by the Indonesian police in Bali, CBI officials said today. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too confirmed the arrest, calling it a “major success”. Acting on a tip-off from the Australian police, Indonesian authorities detained the fugitive yesterday as... 

Kejriwal sacks Minister over bribery charge

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi took everyone by surprise on Friday by dramatically announcing the sacking of its environment and food minister, Asim Ahmed Khan, after a whistleblower accused him of corruption. Khan, MLA from Matia Mahal, was alleged to have accepted a Rs 6 lakh bribe from a builder for an unauthorized construction in his constituency. The government has referred... 

Manmohan Singh comes out clean in coal scam

New Delhi: Opposing the summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the CBI today told a special court that there was no evidence suggesting that he was part of any conspiracy in the allocation of coal block to Naveen Jindal Group firms. Arguing on the plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who has sought summoning of Singh and two others as additional accused in a coal scam case,... 

CBI shielding anti-Sikh riots prime accused Jagdish Tytler: Phoolka

New Delhi: Senior AAP leader and noted lawyer HS Phoolka has alleged that the CBI was shielding the prime accused of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Jagdish Tytler. “Today, CBI informed the Court of Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler, ACMM, Karkardooma, that it has not registered any case against  Jagdish Tytler regarding the offences of “Influencing Witnesses” under section 193 and 195 A IPC and the offence... 

More victims of cable mafia kingpin Sarabjit Raju come to fore

PK Jaiswar: Amritsar: Cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi was not the only one who underwent mental agony and lost his cable network business to alleged highhandedness of Sarabjit Singh Raju, local in charge of Fastway cable network. There were several others who had met a similar fate in their fight for justice. Those who stood against the might of Raju continue to struggle for over a decade now... 

AAP MP seeks CBI probe into trader’s suicide

Fatehgarh Sahib: Member Parliament from Fatehgarh Sahib, Harinder Singh Khalsa has asked for a CBI inquiry into the suicide of Mandi Gobindgarh businessman Rajesh Gupta, s/o Om Chand Gupta who has blamed Akali leader Sukhvinder Bhanvri and ETO Bhangu for his death as they were constantly harassing him. MP Khalsa called this as the blatant misuse of power and goonda-raj by the ruling SAD. He said Akali... 

CBI probe sought into IAS officer’s suicide

Bengaluru: Opposition parties in the Karnataka Assembly today made a strong demand for a CBI inquiry into the death of an IAS officer as they suspected it to be a case of murder and not suicide as stated by police. Raising the issue, Opposition BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar demanded a CBI probe into the death of D K Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement),... 

Union Home Secretary sacked for misadventure in Saradha Scam

New Delhi: Home Secretary Anil Goswami has been removed following the reports that he tried to stall the arrest of Congress leader Matang Sinh in connection with Saradha scam. Earlier today, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the issue. Singh apprised the Prime Minister on the issue after talking to Goswami and CBI Director Anil Sinha to get a factual... 
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MSG set to hit big screen as court lifts ban

Chandigarh: ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’ is all set to hit the big screen, with the Punjab and Haryana High Court refusing to stay its release. As a petition filed in public interest against the release of the film came up for resumed hearing on Wednesday, a Division Bench of the High Court simply issued notice of motion to the Union of India and other respondents. The bench also fixed March 3 as... 
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CBI grills ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh in coalgate scam case

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is said to have been examined by the CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. Sources said a team of CBI officials “examined” the former Prime Minister at his residence two days ago ahead of the filing of status report before a special CBI court by January 27. Manmohan’s... 

Dera Sacha Sauda chief spares himself, but imposes castration on 400 devotees

Chandigarh: The controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh does not practice what he preaches. Gurmeet Ram Rahim is married and has got three children. However, he reportedly renounced his family in 1990 to enter spiritual life. Despite claiming to be the spiritual person he himself did not underwent castration. His close associates are also not reportedly castrated. But, the Dera... 

Rs 45000 crore chit fund scam case goes fast track

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to fast-track its investigations into alleged Rs 45,000-crore chit fund scam by Delhi-based PACL (formerly known as Pearl Agrotech) and its associate companies. “We have constituted four special teams to look into this case. All possible measures including sending LR (Letter Rogatory) will be initiated,” CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha told... 

Majithia to be summoned again in Rs 6000cr drug case

Jalandhar: The Enforcement Directorate is likely to summon state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia again in connection with the ongoing investigations into the multi-crore Bhola drug racket. The minister was grilled for more than four hours last week. Sources said he furnished only a few documents pertaining to his assets and firms when he appeared in the ED office here on December 26. The ED... 

CBI fresh FIR against Dera Sacha Sauda chief tomorrow

New Delhi: CBI is likely to register a case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda on Monday in connection with the alleged forced castration of his followers inside his Dera. CBI sources said the FIR was to be registered yesterday, but could not be done because of some technical issues and is likely to be registered tomorrow. They said the agency move is the result of a Punjab... 

Cong objects to Sukhbir’s advance clean chit to Majithia

Chandigarh: Congress today accused Sukhbir Singh Badal of “giving a clean chit” to his brother-in-law and Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the drug racket “even before the conclusion of the investigation” and said statements by the Deputy CM had the “potential” to “influence” the probe. “It is understandable that you (Sukhbir Singh Badal) have to defend your brother-in-law publicly,... 

High Court stays orders to cremate Ashutosh

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday stayed the order of a single judge on cremation of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan sect head Ashutosh Maharaj. As the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of the court comprising acting chief justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, who took oath on Monday itself, and justice Augustine George Masih stayed the December one order of Justice... 

West Bengal Minister arrested in Saradha scam

Kolkata: The CBI on Friday arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also arrested Naresh Balodia, the legal adviser of Saradha chief and scam kingpin Sudipta Sen. “Mitra was arrested on prima facie evidence of criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation... 

Rs 6000cr drugs racket: Bajwa writes to Modi

Ferozepur: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Singh Bajwa, in a strongly-worded letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has asked him to honour his commitment made to the people of the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to eradicate drug menace and “mafia raj”. Bajwa has asked Modi to order a CBI probe or initiate a judicial inquiry headed by a Supreme Court judge into the drug... 

Drug racket: Congress, PPP gun for Majithia

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa today alleged that the Badal family held meetings with home Minister Rajnath Singh for protecting Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia from the investigation being carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which reports to the Home Minister. The PPCC chief has also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra... 
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SC removes CBI chief from 2G spectrum scam investigations

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday removed CBI director Ranjit Sinha from the investigation into the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Prima facie it appears that there is credibility in the allegations levelled against CBI chief Sinha, the SC said, referring to charges that he was helping the 2G accused. The seniormost officer in the investigating team of the 2G scam will take over the responsibilities... 

Chautala bail cancelled, directed to surrender in Tihar jail

Chandigarh: The Delhi High Court order on Friday directing Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Om Prakash Chautala to surrender at Tihar jail has come as a blow to the former Haryana chief minister and the INLD. Chautala, who was out on bail in recent months on health grounds and was addressing political rallies since late last month in violation of the bail conditions, has been asked to surrender... 

Phoolka serves ultimatum to Sukhbir Badal on cases against Sajjan, Tytler

 Content of the letter that AAP leader and senior advocate HS Phoolka wrote to Sukhbir Badal:                                                          Sub: Cases against Sajjan Kumar & Jagdish Tytler before CBI Dear Sir, The 30th anniversary of 1984 carnage is approaching but most unfortunately the crucial cases of the perpetrators of this... 

CBI probe sought into AAP workers killing in ‘fake’ encounter

Ludhiana: The gruesome killing of two AAP supporters at Ludhiana in a stage managed manner by the Punjab Police and Akali leader has once again brought to light the politician-police nexus of the ruling Alliance in Punjab. That it was a pre-mediated murder is acknowledged by the Badal Government itself with the suspension of SSP Khanna and dismissal of SHO and other police official of the area. The...