Agusta deal: SC asks searching questions to Chhattisgarh

 The Supreme Court today posed searching questions to the Chhattisgarh government on the purchase of a AgustaWestland helicopter for VIP use in 2006-07 and asked what was the “interest” of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son in this. A bench comprising Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit asked the state about the allegations of […]

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No reason to resist setting up of tribunal on Mahanadi: SC

The Supreme Court today told the Centre that there was “no valid purpose” in resisting the setting up of a tribunal to deal with the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the Mahanadi river water-sharing dispute. The court said it was “disappointed” that the Centre had not yet issued a notification on the constitution of […]

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Raipur court admits plea against Chhattisgarh CM

A local court on Wednesday admitted a petition against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and two others in connection with land allocation to Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO). The petition was filed by former Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel in the Chhattisgarh district court last month. Besides Singh, former Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen and […]

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Supreme Court stops Chhattisgarh from using tribals in Salwa Judum

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists , saying this should immediately stop. An apex court bench of Justice B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice S.S Nijjar directed the Chhattisgarh government to immediately “cease and desist” from […]

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17 Chhattisgarh judges forced to retire

In a rare action, as many as 17 judges in Chhattisgarh were forced to accept compulsory retirement after an internal inquiry indicted them on charges of corruption, law department sources said Monday. The state government issued the order after the law department report said the judges were guilty of graft. The judges include the district […]

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over attack on Swami Agnivesh

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Chhattisgarh’s chief secretary and police chief over the alleged attack last week on social activist Swami Agnivesh by members of the Salwa Judum civil militia. “The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging that a large group comprising special police officers […]

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Binayak Sen case: Apex Court issues notice to Chhattisgarh

An apex court bench of Justice H.S. Bedi and Justice C.K. Prasad issued notice after counsel appearing for Sen mentioned the matter in the court. The notice is returnable in four weeks. Sen was convicted for the offences involving sedition, waging war against the state and hatching a criminal conspiracy. He was convicted and awarded […]

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No rape by cops, girls tell Chhattisgarh court

Two days after accusing four policemen of gang raping them in a police station complex in Chhattisgarhs Raigarh district, the two victims Friday retracted their earlier statements in a court Saturday. The girls told a local court at Gharghora town Friday that they were not raped by policemen. The girls, one of them a minor, […]

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