YASHWANT SONAWANE

  • CBI files chargesheet in Yashwant Sonawane case October 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet in the Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane murder case. In its chargesheet the CBI alleges that investigations show there was prior enmity between Popat Sinde and Yashwant Sonawne. The CBI chargesheet also mentions that the Anti Corruption Bureau, Nashik, was...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 2, 2011

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  • Will Yashwant Sonawane ever get justice? June 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane was set on fire by the petrol mafia in Nashik on India's 61 Republic Day. Sonawane was on his way for a meeting with his assistant and his driver when he noticed tankers and drums of oil at near a dhaba. The officer asked...
  • Sonawane killers get bail as CBI falters June 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Less than five months after the brutal killing of Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane, all the 10 accused arrested by the police are now out on bail, simply because prosecutors failed to file a chargesheet. This despite the accused being booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime...
  • Maharashtra budget session to begin from Monday March 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The sixweeklong Budget Session of the Maharashtra Legislature, which will begin in Mumbai from Monday, is expected to see GovernmentOpposition faceoff on issues such as corruption, murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane and Jaitapur nuclear power project. This will be Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's first budget session after he took...
  • NCP member threatens to kill reporter, held February 17, 2011

    Mumbai: The murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane's and the crackdown on adulteration rackets in Maharashtra has failed to reign in the state mafia cartels. After the oil cartel, now the sand mafia strikes terror in Maharashtra. Newspaper reporter Sachin Kale was threatened with murder by a NCP member Ramsheth Kale, allegedly...
  • BJP demands CBI probe in Sonawane's killing February 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Wednesday demanded CBI probe into the murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane at the hands of adulteration mafia. A delegation of BJP leaders led by Eknath Khadse met the Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Wednesday and put forward the demand. ...
  • Oil mafia attacks police team in Nagpur February 1, 2011

    Nagpur: The oil adulteration mafia has attacked policemen yet again in Maharashtra. A kerosene seller along with his men attacked policemen during a search operation in Umred tehsil of Nagpur district of the state on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at Rajurwadi, which is a stronghold of the Pardhi community, under...
  • Sonawane demanded bribe, allege accused January 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Some of the accused in Yashwant Sonawane murder case have alleged in statements to police that the slain officer had demanded a 'bribe' to settle the matter when he spotted oil adulteration near Manmad on January 25. The police, however, said such counteraccusations are common. The investigating officers have...
  • Maharashtra govt official attacked by sand mafia January 29, 2011

    Sangli: There is no respite for honest government officials in Maharashtra who have been facing threats from different mafias operating in the state. Just days after Malegaon Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane was brutally burnt alive, another government servant has been allegedly attacked by the sand mafia in Maharashtra. The...
  • Govt mulls use of controversial fuel marker January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The new Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy is mulling the roll out of a fuel marker system to check kerosene adulteration. His ministry, sources say, is falling on the marker supplied by Authentix, a UK based company, the same marker that was at the center of a raging controversy...
  • Sonawane's video crucial evidence: RR Patil January 28, 2011

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A day after CNNIBN aired the video allegedly shot by late Additional Collector of Malegaon Yashwant Sonawane in which he documented the operations of the kerosene mafia, Maharshtra's Home minister RR Patil says it is crucial evidence and will be submitted to the court. The video will be fully...
  • Caught on camera: how the oil mafia steals January 28, 2011

    Nasik: Just a few days after Malegaon Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane was burnt alive for trying to curb the oil mafia in Maharashtra, CNNIBN gets access to the exclusive and dramatic pictures that show how oil is being pilfered. The pilferage of fuel was even caught on camera supposedly by...
  • India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 27, 2011

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  • Can the government reign in the oil mafia? January 27, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Can the government reign in the oil mafia?' ...
  • Decoding oil mafia: how pilfering takes place January 27, 2011

    Nashik: A few days after Yashwant Sonawane sacrificed his life gathering evidence against the oil Mafia in Maharashtra, CNNIBN learns the chain of racketeers runs deep across the state with oil being pilfered at the very first level of its coming into the market. Sonawane was burnt alive in a dingy...
  • Govt employees protest against Sonawane's murder January 27, 2011

    Mumbai: About 15 lakh Maharashtra government employees went on strike in Mumbai on Thursday in protest of the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane in Manmad, Maharashtra. Government employees in Maharashtra held demonstrations to protest the killing of Additional Collector Yashwanth Sonawane the officer who was burnt to...
  • Govt to take stringent steps to tackle oil mafia January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said that the subsidy on kerosene was the reason why the mafia was flourishing, but also said the subsidy will not be reduced, terming it as "politically sensitive". While addressing a press conference over oil adulteration, Union Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy commented on the shocking...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 26, 2011

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  • Sonawane's kin demands CBI inquiry January 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Brotherinlaw of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane, killed by oil mafia in Nashik district, on Wednesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. "Sonawane's Personal Assistant as well as the driver were there when the incident occurred. It is surprising that only he was targeted," Anand Dani, brotherinlaw of the slain...
  • Malegaon ADC Sonawane's funeral held in Nasik January 26, 2011

    Nasik: The last rites of Yashwant Sonawane, the additional collector of Malegaon, who was burnt to death allegedly by the persons involved in fuel adulteration near Manmad, were conducted here overnight. Several government officials were present at the funeral. Meanwhile, Popat Shinde, the prime suspect who also suffered burn injuries in the...
  • 7 arrested in Malegaon ADC burntalive case January 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Seven people have been arrested in Maharashtra for burning alive Malegaon Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane. All the seven accused will be produced in a Manmad holiday court later on Wednesday while three are still absconding. Yashwant Sonawane died on Tuesday after being set on fire by a petrol mafia...
  • Sonawane's killers will be punished: Maha CM January 25, 2011

    Talking to CNNIBN, Prithviraj Chavan said such an incident of burning an officer live will not be tolerated. ...