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Court awards 2-yr jail to IASRI officer in graft case

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An officer of the Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a special court for taking bribe for issuing a transfer order. The court took a lenient view towards 55-year-old Krishan Pal Singh Gautam, who was posted as chief administrative officer in IASRI, considering family circumstances that he […]

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Graft case: Delhi court grants bail to ex-HC judge Quddusi

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Former Chhattisgarh High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi has “deep roots in the society” and cannot tamper with evidence, a Delhi court today said while granting him bail in connection with an alleged medical college corruption case. It, however, directed the 67-year-old former judicial officer to surrender his passport to the CBI within two days […]

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SC to decide CBI’s appeal against Karti on September 18

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The Supreme Court today fixed on September 18 the appeal of the CBI challenging the Madras High Court order staying government’s look out circular against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, in a graft case. The FIR lodged by the CBI on May 15 had alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board […]

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Former military station officials get jail term for graft

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A CBI court in Jodhpur today sentenced four-year rigorous imprisonment to a former assistant garrison engineer and a similar three-year term to another in a bribery case. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 3,000 on Janardan Parab and a fine of Rs 2,000 on Vijay Kumar, both former assistant garrison engineers. CBI had […]

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Court discharges Abhishek Verma in graft case

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Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife and others were discharged by special court today in a CBI case involving alleged payments to some officials to influence the Defence Ministry to keep a German firm out of the government’s blacklist. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna also discharged Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Verma in […]

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Graft case: TV actor Anuj Saxena surrenders in court

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TV actor Anuj Saxena today surrendered before a Delhi court in connection with a graft case in which co-accused and senior bureaucrat B K Bansal, his wife and children committed suicide last year. Saxena, who was asked by the Delhi High Court to surrender by February 17, made himself available before Special Judge Gurdeep Singh. […]

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PWD engineer sent to 4 years in jail in graft case

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A PWD engineer, accused of demanding and accepting bribe from a contractor, has been sent to four years in jail by a Special court. Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry convicted 46-year-old Ved Prakash, who was working as an assistant engineer in Public Works Department (PWD), for the offences of taking illegal gratification and criminal misconduct by […]

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Order on bail for suspended judge’s hubby reserved

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A special court today reserved its order on the bail plea of the husband of a judicial officer, arrested in a graft case in which she was allegedly caught by CBI while accepting bribe. Special CBI Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal fixed the matter for October 17 to pronounce the order on the bail application of accused […]

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Suspended judge’s husband moves court for bail in graft case

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The husband of a judicial officer, arrested in a graft case in which she was allegedly caught by CBI while accepting bribe, has moved a special court seeking bail. The bail plea of accused Alok Lakhanpal, the husband of Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal who was a senior civil judge at the Tis Hazari Court here, would […]

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Court grants bail to ex-IGNOU VC, others in graft case

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Former Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and two others have been granted bail by a special court in a graft case for allegedly permitting two varsities to run distance learning courses in violation of norms. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna allowed the bail pleas of ex-IGNOU vice-chancellor V N Rajasekharan Pillai, […]

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Ex-DG of Mines Safety convicted in graft case

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After two decades of probe and trial, a special CBI court has convicted former Director General of Mines Safety Captain Brij Nandan Singh for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The court has sentenced him to undergo five years of rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him, […]

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Court acquits ex-MCD councillor, hubby in graft case

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A former Congress MCD councillor and her husband have been acquitted by a special court of the alleged charge of demanding a bribe of over Rs 50,000 from a person to allow him construct a house here. Special CBI Judge Sanjay Garg-I absolved Veena Saini, ex-councillor from East Nangloi constituency, and her husband Naresh Saini, […]

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CBI chargesheets ex-IT Dy Commissioner in graft case

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CBI has chargesheeted former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Yogendra Mittal for allegedly taking illegal gratification from StockGuru scam accused Ullas Prabhakar Khaire in exchange of an assurance that he would settle his case. In its charge sheet filed before Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna, the agency claimed that Mittal had led an inspection […]

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Ex-Central Excise officer gets jail in graft case

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A Thane court today sentenced a retired Central Excise officer to one year rigorous imprisonment in a 2005 bribery case. District Judge M M Walimohammed found Ravindra Shete (60), then posted as sub-inspector, guilty of accepting bribe under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and sentenced him to one year jail. He was also convicted […]

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Delhi Court to sentence P K Thungon on Monday

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A Delhi court today said it would pronounce on Monday the sentence against former union minister P K Thungon who was convicted in a graft case for his role in a scam relating to allotment of government shops here during 1993-94. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal, after hearing arguments on quantum of sentence, reserved the order […]

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Southern Railway official gets 1 year RI in graft case

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A special CBI court today sentenced a senior Southern Railway official to rigorous imprisonment for a year in a corruption case. Additional Special Judge V Sofana Devi also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on V Nagarajan, Technical Head (Loco Works), Mechanical Testing Laboratories, a CBI release said. He was arrested on December 13, 2012 […]

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Court Accepts CBI’s Closure Report in Graft Case

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A special court has accepted CBI’s closure report filed in a case lodged last year against 10 advertising agencies and unknown officials of Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) for allegedly causing loss to the state exchequer. CBI had registered the case on the allegations that during November 2011, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) […]

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Graft case: Court frames charges against ex-BCI officials, ors

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Five persons, including a former Vice Chairman and an ex-member of Bar Council of India (BCI), have been put on trial by a Delhi court in an alleged graft case. Special CBI Judge Manoj Kumar Nagpal framed charges against former BCI chairman Raju Dhanpal Raj, its ex-member Rajinder Singh Rana and three others, saying that […]

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Graft case: Ex-spcl metropolitan magistrate gets bail

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A former special metropolitan magistrate of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, arrested by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a shop owner here, was today granted bail by a Delhi court. Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar granted bail to R P Bhatia, arrested by CBI on August 18, on a personal bond […]

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Graft case: Court grants bail to Ramadoss, others

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Former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and four others, accused of showing favours to a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh in granting renewal for admissions in MBBS course in 2008-2009, were on Tuesday granted bail by a Delhi court. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain granted bail to Ramadoss, the then Deputy Secretary in the […]

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Protection to officials in graft case is not illegal: SC

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Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of protection granted to public servants under which they cannot be prosecuted in corruption cases without government’s prior approval. The SC said that Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is not unconstitutional. The provision says that no court shall take cognizance of an offence alleged […]

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PP, IO can interview witnesses before hand in CWG cases: HC

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New Delhi: Modifying a trial court order, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the Investigating officer and the Public Prosecutor can interview the prosecution witnesses “before hand” in the Commonwealth Games-related graft case involving sacked Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. Justice Kailash Gambhir said, “The order is modified to the extent that the duo […]

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Graft case: Supreme Court quashes proceedings against Jaffer Sharief

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The Supreme Court quashed criminal proceedings against former Union Minister C K Jaffer Sharief in a corruption case involving alleged misuse of his official position in taking his four aides to London with him. A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam scrapped it saying there is no evidence against Sharief to establish that he or his […]

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case

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In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just ahead of assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday directed him to face trial in a lower court next week. Allowing Virbhadra Singh, who has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act along with his […]

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