Lokayukta

  • Protests after Bangalore reporters jailed for sting attempt 14-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Bangalore: Media persons in Bangalore staged a protest after two journalists caught trying to do a sting operation on Karnataka's power Minister DK Shivakumar were detained by the police. Both the journalists are employees of a Kannada channel. The under cover reporters had approached the minister two weeks ago posing...
  • Drug kits purchase scam: Chargesheet filed against six accused 12-03-2014 08:39 PM

    Lokayukta Police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against former Health Director, Dr Yogiraj Sharma and five others in the Rs seven core drug kits purchase scam in Madhya Pradesh. The chargesheet, running into 3700 pages, was filed in the court of special additional sessions Judge, Sanjay Salgaonkar. The scam took...
  • After Fali Nariman snub, Lokpal search panel head Justice KT Thomas quits 03-03-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Head of the Lokpal Committee Search Panel Justice KT Thomas has now pulled out from the panel. He has written to the Prime Minister's Office expressing inability to be part of the panel. "I have decided to withdraw from the search committee after I studied the rules. The...
  • Chargesheet filed in IAS couple's disproportionate assets case 01-03-2014 11:14 PM

    The Lokayukta Special Police Establishment (SPE) on Saturday filed a chargesheet in the district court against tainted IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, besides 17 others, in connection with the couple's assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. Lokayukta sources said the chargesheet was filed against 19 persons, including...
  • Lokayukta police to file chargesheet against MP IAS couple on March 1 22-02-2014 09:36 PM

    Lokayukta police is likely to file chargesheet on next Saturday against IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi who were accused of amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. The Special Police Establishment of Lokayukta police was supposed to file the chargesheet before the additional sessions court on Saturday...
  • Lokayukta police files charge sheet against IAS couple facing corruption charges 22-02-2014 10:39 AM

    The Lokayukta police on Saturday filed a 6500-pages long charge sheet against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. The Joshis are facing cases for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Apart from the Joshis, the...
  • Government advocate accepts bribe from rape accused, caught red-handed 21-02-2014 09:32 AM

    A government advocate was caught by the Lokayukta sleuths on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from a rape accused for absolving him from the charge in the court. Additional Government Prosecutor (AGP) Sambhajirao Gavde had demanded Rs 25,000 from the accused, Dilip Choudhary, Lokayukta sources said. Choudhry,...
  • Odisha passes Lokayukta Bill, becomes first state to enact the law 15-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Meeting the three-month deadline set by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State Assembly on Friday passed the Odisha Lokayukta Bill, 2014 with provision of keeping Chief Minister, ex-Chief Ministers, other ministers and public servants under the purview of a 6-member anti-corruption panel. The Bill, introduced in the Assembly on...
  • Eyeing Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM in just 49 days 15-02-2014 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: After 49 days as Delhi Chief Minister filled with high drama, protests, controversies and delivering on some parts of the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto, Arvind Kejriwal quit on Friday along with his Cabinet. The trigger the Jan Lokpal Bill not even being allowed to be tabled in the...
  • Odisha Lokayukta Bill passed in Assembly 14-02-2014 07:49 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Meeting the three-month deadline set by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State Assembly on Friday passed the Odisha Lokayukta Bill, 2014 with provision of keeping Chief Minister, ex-Chief Ministers, other ministers and public servants under the purview of a 6-member anti-corruption panel. The Bill, introduced in the Assembly on...
  • Chargesheet against IAS couple in disproportionate assets case likely next week 14-02-2014 02:32 PM

    The Lokayukta police is likely to file a charge sheet on February 22 against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. The Joshis are facing cases for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Apart from the...
  • AAP ally Shoaib Iqbal predicts the fall of Kejriwal government 14-02-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Senior MLA in the Delhi Assembly Shoaib Iqbal thinks that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will most likely quit on Friday. Shoaib Iqbal said that the Congress and the BJP have joined hands to defeat the AAP government. He said, "The Jan Lokpal Bill doesn't matter today. They...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill not to be tabled in Delhi Assembly today 13-02-2014 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Jan Lokpal Bill will not be tabled in Delhi Assembly on Thursday as the MLAs have not given a copy of the Bill. "The Lokpal Bill won't be tabled today, it's not listed in the assembly. The members hadn't got a copy of the Bill so I...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill unlikely to be tabled in Delhi Assembly today 13-02-2014 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: Even as a defiant Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is keen on going ahead and tabling the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly, sources say that it is possible that the Bill may not be tabled on Thursday. The Speaker cannot approve tabling of the Bill without...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to table Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly today 13-02-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: The stage is set for yet another confrontation between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the central government. Disregarding the advice of the Law Ministry and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Kejriwal will go ahead and table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly on Thursday. Kejriwal has...
  • Law Ministry likely to agree with L-G's stand on Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill 12-02-2014 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a possible blow to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the Jan Lokpal Bill, sources say the Law Ministry is likely to agree with the Lieutenant Governor's stand. The L-G had said that the Centre's approval is required for tabling the Bill in the Delhi assembly. Meanwhile,...
  • Will Kejriwal's stand on Jan Lokpal lead to his government's exit? 11-02-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is digging in his heels over the Jan Lokpal Bill. His meeting with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on whether the Delhi government can table bills in the assembly without prior consent of the Centre has been inconclusive. Adding to the drama, an independent...
  • BJP says it'll support Jan Lokpal Bill, tells Kejriwal to stop 'drama' 10-02-2014 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of staging a drama, saying that it will support the Jan Lokpal Bill. BJP leader Harshvardhan has said that his party won't let Kejriwal quit and 'run away'. "BJP will not allow Arvind Kejriwal to resign and...
  • Kejriwal invites criticism with threat to quit over Jan Lokpal Bill 10-02-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has yet again invited criticism after he threatened to resign if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed. The Congress, the BJP and others have hit out at Kejriwal saying that he is running away from responsibility. The Congress termed Kejriwal's threat to...
  • The Last Word: Is the PM guilty of packing the Lokpal with Congress loyalists? 05-02-2014 09:12 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party continues to oppose government's nominee, senior Supreme Court lawyer Pavani Parameswara Rao, as the chief of anti-corruption body, Lokpal. BJP has said that Rao, nominated by the central government, had fought several cases for the Centre in courts as a result of which could prove to be...
  • Vyapam scam: Property documents recovered from bank locker of Dwivedi's son 04-02-2014 03:23 PM

    Lokayukta police have recovered 150 grams of gold and silver ornaments as well as property-related documents from the bank locker of suspended Joint Commissioner (Revenue) Ravi Kant Dwivedi's son. The Madhya Pradesh government had last week suspended Dwivedi after he was found in possession of assets worth around Rs 70...
  • AAP seeks probe against Sheila Dikshit in unauthorised colony scam 03-02-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee asking for a probe against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for issuing fake provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies. On the report submitted by the Lokayukta on the issue, the President had asked for the chief minister's...
  • Jan Lokpal bill likely to be cleared today, Delhi Cabinet to meet shortly 03-02-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government may finally clear the Jan Lokpal draft bill on Monday. The bill envisions an effective Lokayukta - the AAP has termed the present Delhi Lokayukta redundant - elected by an independent panel of experts. The Chief Minister will be under the purview...
  • Bureaucrat found in possession of Rs 70 crore assets suspended 02-02-2014 06:32 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh government has suspended a senior Revenue Department officer after he was found in possession of assets worth around Rs 70 crore, suspected to be acquired through corrupt means. Ravikant Dwivedi, a Joint Commissioner in Revenue Department, was suspended on Saturday night after Lokayukta police last week raided...
  • Lokayukta Police receive Central sanction to prosecute IAS couple 02-02-2014 06:24 PM

    The Lokayukta police have received sanction from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India, to prosecute the suspended IAS couple accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. Lokayukta Police got the sanction to prosecute Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, on Saturday. The Joshis are facing cases for...
  • Lokpal chief, members appointment likely by February-end 02-02-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: The chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal may be appointed by this month-end as government has decided not to withdraw the advertisement seeking nominations for these posts despite a demand from BJP. Government will not withdraw advertisement and accept applications for Lokpal till Friday, the last date...
  • Vyapam scam: Bureaucrat found in possession of assets worth Rs 70 crore 30-01-2014 09:23 PM

    Lokayukta Police on Thursday uncovered details of nearly two dozen properties worth at least Rs 60-70 crore possessed by a senior Revenue Department officer, who is suspected to have acquired them through corrupt means. The case came to light when personnel of the anti- corruption watchdog raided the residence of...
  • Assets worth Rs 2.5 crore found from PMT scam accused's houses 30-01-2014 08:52 AM

    Lokayukta Police on Wednesday claimed to have discovered assets worth over Rs 2.5 crore following searches at the residences of former examination controller of MP Professional Examination Board and in Bhopal. A 15-member Lokayukta team searched the house of Dr Pankaj Trivedi, the main accused in the scam, at Vinay...
  • Several 'inconsistencies' in new Lokpal Act, says CBI Director 23-01-2014 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: Will Lokpal have jurisdiction to conduct investigations abroad? This was the question asked by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to the government as he sought clarification about various "inconsistencies" in the Act passed by Parliament recently. In his five-page letter to Personnel Department Secretary S K Sarkar, Sinha said...
  • Uttarakhand's new Lokayukta Bill a fraud on people: Khanduri 22-01-2014 07:29 PM

    The provisions of the new Lokayukta bill passed by the Uttarakhand Assembly will lead to the creation of a toothless anti-corruption body which will only help patronise the corrupt and perpetuate corruption, former Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Wednesday said. "It is a blatant fraud on the people of the...