West Bengal: CBI, ED conduct joint raids at different places in coal scam

Investigation agencies CBI and Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted joint raids at various places in West Bengal in connection with the multi-crore coal pilferage scam, sources in them said. CBI sources said its sleuths raided the official and residential premises of businessman Randhir Kumar Barnwal in Kolkata. ED sources said the agency has started searches … Read more

Saradha scam: Supreme Court defers hearing on CBI plea to quiz WB ex-police commissioner Rajeev Kumar

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred by two weeks the hearing on CBI‘s contempt plea against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and others alleging non-cooperation by them in its probe into the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam case. The CBI, entrusted with investigating the Ponzi scheme cases in West Bengal by the apex court, filed … Read more

CBI at Abhishek Banerjee’s residence to examine his wife in coal pilferage case

A CBI team visited the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday to examine his wife Rujira in the coal pilferage case, officials said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek in south Kolkata’s Harish Mukherjee Road minutes before the CBI team landed there. The CBI’s visit to Abhishek’s … Read more

Supreme Court asks franchise scam ‘victims’ to move High Court, says made mistake in agreeing to examine pleas

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it made a “mistake” by agreeing to examine pleas for probe by multiple agencies in the “franchise racket” in which a number of people were allegedly cheated of an estimated Rs 30 crore. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which on November 2 last year … Read more

CBI arrests senior railways official in Rs 1-crore bribery case, conducts searches

New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday arrested a senior Indian Railways Engineering Service (IRES) official for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 1 crore and carried out searches at 20 locations across the country, officials said. The agency took Mahender Singh Chauhan, a 1985-batch IRES official, into custody when he was allegedly receiving the bribe to … Read more

Two Ayodhya residents move HC challenging acquittals of Babri mosque demolition accused

LUCKNOW: Two Ayodhya residents on Friday moved the Allahabad High Court challenging a special CBI court’s ruling that acquitted all 32 accused including BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi the 1992 demolition of Babri mosque. Ayodhya residents Haji Mahboob and Haji Sayyad Akhlaq Ahmad filed the petition in the Lucknow bench of … Read more

VVIP chopper scam: Rajiv Saxena tried to acquire foreign citizenship to avoid probe, says CBI

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has sought judicial custody of Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper scandal, claiming he actively tried to obtain citizenship of Dominica and Cyprus. The investigating agency has urged a special CBI court to cancel the bail granted to Saxena, saying he “intentionally” kept … Read more

CBI to seek extended custody of child porn accused

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has sought extension of the custody of main accused in Uttar Pradesh’s child pornography case, where over 50 children are suspected to be victims. The agency plans to record statements of the children, believed to be between 5 and 16, after tracking them. So far, CBI has seized … Read more

CBI wants Enforcement Directorate ‘approver’ Rajiv Saxena behind bars

New Delhi: Citing “incriminating evidence” and concealment of material facts, the Central Bureau of Investigation will oppose the bail application of Rajiv Saxena in the ` 3,600 crore alleged VVIP helicopter purchase scam. The agency will shortly file a detailed reply in a special CBI court opposing the interim bail granted to Saxena, who is … Read more