Tehelka Sting

  • Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman, convicted in arms deal case, dies March 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman died on Saturday in Hyderabad after a prolonged illness. The 73-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad. Bangaru had to step down as the president of the BJP after a sting operation by Tehelka and was convicted by a court in...
  • Ex-BJP President Bangaru Laxman to walk out of jail October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman will walk out of Tihar Jail on Friday evening after Delhi High Court granted him bail in the fake arms deal case on Thursday. Bangaru had been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison after he was caught on camera taking a...
  • Bangaru Laxman moves HC against his conviction May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman has moved the Delhi High Court challenging his conviction and the punishment awarded to him by a special CBI court in New Delhi for taking Rs one lakh as bribe in a fictitious defence deal case. Eleven years after having been caught in a...
  • Bangaru Laxman quits BJP National Executive April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who has been give a four-year jail term in fake arms sting case, resigned from the party's National Executive on Monday. A Delhi court had convicted Bangaru Laxman in the 2001 fake arms deal case conducted by newsportal tehelka.com. Bangaru was also fined...
  • Bangaru Laxman jailed, political blame game begins April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Eleven years after a sting operation showed him taking a bribe of RS 1 lakh, former BJP President Bangaru Laxman was fined Rs 1 lakh and sentenced to four years in prison. His lawyers said they would contest the verdict and in the meanwhile Laxman will continue to...
  • Shun 'chalta hai' syndrome: Court on arms sting April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years in jail in the 2001 fake arms deal case. Bangaru has also been imposed with a fine of Rs one lakh. Bangaru was convicted for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push a defence deal...
  • CBI satisfied with verdict on Bangaru Laxman: Lawyer April 28, 2012

    A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years in jail in the 2001 fake arms deal case. ...
  • Fake arms deal case: Bangaru to move HC against his conviction April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman who was sentenced on Saturday to four years imprisonment by a court in New Delhi said he would challenge his conviction before the Delhi High Court as the case against him was framed by some media persons. "We will challenge the decision in the...
  • Will appeal in HC: Bangaru Laxman's lawyer April 28, 2012

    Bangaru Laxman's lawyers termed the court's order as 'harsh punishment' and said the court should have considered factors like his medical status. ...
  • Our stand on Bangaru vindicated: Tehalka managing editor April 28, 2012

    A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years in jail in the 2001 fake arms deal case. ...
  • Bangaru Laxman gets 4 yrs in jail, fined Rs 1 lakh April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years in jail in the 2001 fake arms deal case. Bangaru has also been imposed with a fine of Rs one lakh. Bangaru was convicted for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push a defence deal...
  • 10 high-profile netas who went to jail recently April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman has been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 2001 Tehelka sting case relating to an alleged arms deal and sentenced to four years in jail. As Laxman goes to jail in the Tehelka sting case, IBNLive compiles...
  • Tehelka acted as whistleblowers: court April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The sting operation by Tehelka newsportal exposing corruption through fictitious defence deal involving former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman on Friday got kudos from a Delhi court which said they acted as "whistle blowers". Despite dubbing the method adopted by the portal as "objectionable", the court said the idea of...
  • Fake arms deal case: Bangaru's sentencing today April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman spent his first night in jail on Friday. The Supreme Court convicted Bangaru for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push a defence deal in a sting operation 11 years ago. The court in its 155-page judgement on Thursday said Laxman received...
  • Fake arms deal sting returns to haunt BJP April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Eleven years after it broke, the Tehelka sting operation has returned to haunt the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A court on Friday convicted former party president Bangaru Laxman who was caught on camera taking Rs 1 lakh bribe. As the BJP distanced itself from him, the Congress was...
  • What's the Bangaru Laxman Tehelka sting case? April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: When Bangaru Laxman was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, he was caught on camera allegedly taking bribe from fake arms dealers for facilitating a fictitious defence deal case. Bangaru was caught on camera accepting money in a 2001 sting operation conducted by newsportal Tehelka.com. The video CDs,...
  • Court to pronounce verdict in Tehelka sting case April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court will pronounce its verdict on the 11-year-old Tehelka sting operation on Friday. The court will decide whether former BJP President Bangaru Laxman is guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from two Tehelka reporters who were posing...
  • Put Modi behind bars: Left asks Centre October 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Thursday reacted strongly to the findings of the sting operation by Tehelka magazine, and asked the UPA government to act immediately and put Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi behind bars as “he is the main culprit and organiser of the Gujarat genocide.” They said what...