SCAMS

  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Mamata Banerjee ignoring national security for vote bank politics, says Amit Shah 1 week ago

    Burdwan: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not properly probing the Burdwan blast linked to JMB for the sake of vote bank politics and focusing on trying to save her Saradha scam 'tainted' leaders instead of governing the state. "Bengal is a...
  • SC grants bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining case January 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining scam. The BJP leader has been behind bars for the Bellary scam since 2011. Reddy and some others had been chargesheeted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of...
  • Saradha scam: TMC alleges CBI of working under Centre's directions, moves SC January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Trinmool Congress on Monday moved to the Supreme Court alleging the Central Bureau of Investigation of working under pressure from Bhartiya Janata Party-led central government in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. TMC filed petition in the apex court seeking monitoring of CBI investigation in Shardha chit fund scam...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Saradha Realty director Shib Narayan Das January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday arrested Shib Narayan Das, director of Kolkata-based firm Saradha Realty, in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam. CBI apprehended Das in Kolkata and seized a fully-loaded .38 calibre revolver from him. Sources said it was Das who had allegedly suggested to the chairman of...
  • Mukul Roy seeks 15 days time, CBI says no January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Wednesday sought 15 days extension of time to appear before CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but the investigating agency said the plea would not be granted. Roy said "I had confirmed to CBI while I was Delhi that...
  • TMC not to remove Mukul Roy from party post January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday ruled out removing party General Secretary Mukul Roy from the post in the wake of CBI asking him to appear before it in connection with the Saradha scam and accused BJP for using the investigating agency as its political tool against the party. Questions are being...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and Kunal...
  • CBI court grants extension of bail term of former AG Mohanty January 13, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: The Special Central Bureau of Investigation Court on Tuesday granted continuation of bail of former Advocate-General (AG) Ashok Mohanty named by the apex probe agency in its charge sheet regarding the multi-crore chit fund scam. Special CBI judge Padma Lochan Satpathy extended the bail term of Mohanty in connection with...
  • Coal allocations: SC notice to Gujarat government on failure to provide information to CBI January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought an explanation from Gujarat Government for its alleged failure to provide requisite information relating to two coal block allocations to the CBI for its probe into coalgate scam. "Despite our order, no response has been received by the CBI and no documents have...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: CBI summons TMC leader Mukul Roy for questioning January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday summoned Trinmool Congress national secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy for questioning in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Earlier in December in a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the CBI had arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and...
  • BJP seeks strict adherence to jail Code for Madan Mitra January 11, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal BJP on Sunday claimed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was being given preferential treatment in jail after his arrest in connection with the mutli-crore rupees Saradha scam and threatened to move court if the officials fail to strictly adhere to the jail code. "Why is preferential...
  • ED allowed to drop Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi as witness January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to drop DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter S Selvi as a prosecution witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the trial is going on. The court's order came after ED's special prosecutor NK Matta contended...
  • BJD government in Odisha a failure on all fronts: Congress January 5, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Dubbing the BJD government in Odisha as a failure on all fronts in 2014 when a series of scams rocked the state, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Monday claimed the ongoing CBI probe into the chitfund scandal appeared to have slowed down during last one month. "CBI is now...
  • Left front holds dharna across Kerala, demands CM Chandy's resignation over bribe January 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has held a state wide dharna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam case and of Finance Minsiter K M Mani in the liquor bribe case. Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who raised allegation of giving brine to...
  • Mamata Banerjee to take Saradha scam battle to Supreme court January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress party President Mamata Banerjee may take the Saradha chit fund battle to the Supreme Court (SC) suggest sources. Reportedly, the West Bengal Chief Minister is exploring moving the SC in the Saradha chit fund scam. Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly alleged the central government of trying...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • Madan Mitra undergoes check-up at hospital; goes back to jail January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A medical check-up on Saturday was conducted on West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, accused in Saradha scam, at a state-run hospital after which he was taken back to the Alipore prison as doctors found "nothing serious". Mitra underwent a "regular medical check-up" and "There is...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Idris Ali says 'touch Mamata Benerjee and West Bengal will burn' December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Idris Ali from Basirhat has threatened to resort to violence in West Bengal if Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is framed in the Saradha scam. "Touch Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal shall burn," the TMC MP warned on Wednesday. Idris Ali reportedly made the statement...
  • TMC should take lessons from Amit Shah: BJP December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Asking the TMC leadership to take lessons from the way BJP Chief Amit Shah abided by the rule of law in the Sohrabuddin case, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said instead TMC has gone on to abuse the legal system by its political offensive in the...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns TMC leaders, workers against anti-party activity December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Beset with rising group rivalries and airing of individual opinions by some party leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued a strong warning to the leaders against anti-party activities, reminding them that "no individual is above the party". "We will not accept...
  • West Bengal: ED questions another TMC leader as Saradha scam probe December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned for about three hours Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfunds scam case. "Ponda has been questioned about his association with the Saradha group and its management. His statement has been recorded...
  • Saradha probe: ED questions Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chit funds scam case. Ponda, who was asked to present himself before the investigating officer of the case on Tuesday, reported on Monday at around 11...
  • Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra to be discharged from hospital December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, is likely to be discharged from hospital Saturday as tests done on him have not revealed anything significant, a hospital official said. Arrested Dec 12 by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the...
  • CBI registers two more cases against Saradha group of companies December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has on Saturday registered two more cases against Saradha group of companies after the cases were referred by Assam for investigation. The cases have been registered against Director of Saradha Group Sudipta Sen on allegations of cheating and criminal breach of trust. Earlier in...
  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 December 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...
  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....
  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and Electrosteel...
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • BJD scores big in elections, but joy shortlived due to scams December 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A record fourth consecutive win in assembly polls failed to retain the upbeat mood in ruling BJD as CBI tightened the noose around party leaders in the multi-crore chitfund scam that rocked Odisha in 2014, arming a marginalised Opposition with political ammunition. Despite the landslide victory, BJD leaders seemed to...