SC to hear on Monday version of CVC which probed CBI director Verma

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the version of the Central Vigilance Commission, which was directed to complete within two weeks its preliminary inquiry against CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma, who has been divested of his duties and sent on leave by the Centre. The hearing assumes significance as Verma, who… Read more »

Highlights of SC hearing on Verma’s plea

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New Delhi:The following are the highlights of the Supreme Court hearing in CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition challenging the Centre’s decision to divest him of all his powers: – Enquiry into the allegations made in the August 24 note/ letter of the Cabinet Secretary on Verma to be completed by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) within… Read more »

Professor in Delhi HC for acceptance of resignation by IIT

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Delhi High Court has sought responses of the Centre, CVC and IIT Kharagpur on a plea by one its professors who had highlighted discrepancies in the Joint Entrance Examination system, that the institute be directed to accept his resignation as he has been offered a teaching position at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Justice Sanjeev… Read more »

Coal scam: SC to hear CVC’s plea on Nov 30

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The Supreme Court today said it would hear the CVC’s plea seeking clarification on whether it could share confidential reports on the coal scam with former CBIofficial M L Sharma, probing the meetings of former agency chief Ranjit Sinha, after the Chief Justice’s bench hears the case. The bench, headed by Chief Justice H L… Read more »

Prior sanction needed for action against officials? SC reserves verdict

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The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on the validity of a legal provision that mandates the CBI to seek the government’s prior sanction before proceeding against an officer of the rank of joint secretary or above on charges of corruption. However, the six-bench constitution bench said that if it had to invalidate section 6A of… Read more »

2G: Raja allowed to take CVC report’s copy

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A Delhi court Thursday directed the CBI to present the inquiry report of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in the 2G case and allowed accused former telecom minister A. Raja and to take a copy of it. While hearing Raja’s plea, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini asked the probe agency to… Read more »

2G Scam case: IT, CBDT to brief JPC on July 18

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Top brass of the Finance Ministry and Income Tax department will brief the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) examining the 2G spectrum allocation in 2G scam on July 18.  The officials from the I-T and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will be led by Finance Secretary R S Gujral and are expected to brief the… Read more »

Officials under surveillance of CVC for alleged corruption

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Almost 205 officials working in different government departments have come under the surveillance of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of these, a highest of 42 officials working with Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), 19 from Ministry of Railways, 14 from State Bank of India, 12 from Syndicate Bank… Read more »

12 Bihar officials booked for corruption charge

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The Central  Vigilance Bureau has lodged an FIR against 12 Bihar  officials on corruption charge  and criminal conspiracy for illegal allotment of 182.07 acre to 44 persons in Kishanganj district of Bihar. Vigilance Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ashwani Kumar lodged the FIR on June 25 last against the then Kishanganj district collectors Radheshayam Bihari… Read more »

Two top lawyers’ contest on Lokpal

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Two top lawyers – Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress – set the pace of debate on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with their debate. Here are the points and counter-points: Jaitley: You (the government) want to control appointments, want government control… Read more »