Bangaru Laxman

  • 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...
  • Glad that Tejpal has finally been exposed, says Bangaru Laxman November 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bangaru Laxman, who went to jail because of a Tehelka expose 'Operation West End', is happy over Tarun Tejpal being probed in a rape case. Laxman had to step down as the president of the BJP after the expose and was convicted by a court in 2012. He is...
  • Where was press freedom when you targeted Tehelka: Congress to BJP November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi criticised Centre's advisory to press, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari launched a counter attack on the BJP leader alleging that the freedom of press was much worse during the NDA rule. Tewari cited how a...
  • ExBJP 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...
  • ExBJP president Bangaru Laxman gets bail October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman was granted bail on Thursday in high court in fictious arms deal case. Laxman, who is serving a fouryear jail term, was caught on camera taking a bribe of Rs one lakh. Laxman was released on Thursday on a Rs 50,000 bail bond. Laxman...
  • Bribery case: Bangaru Laxman's bail hearing today September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to hear former BJP President Bangaru Laxman's bail plea in a bribery case. He is serving an 11-year jail term after he was caught taking a bribe on camera in a sting operation in 2001. Laxman's petition also seeks quashing of charges in the...
  • Tehelka arms deal sting: Witness refuses to testify May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: A journalist, who took part in a sting operation conducted by 'Tehelka' to expose wrongdoings in arms deal, on Monday refused to testify as a witness in a court in Delhi against two former officials of the defence ministry facing trial for graft. Journalist Mathew Samuel said that the...
  • HC calls for trial court records on Bangaru Laxman May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has called for the trial court records on former BJP president Bangaru Laxman in the fake arms deal case. The argument of expediting the case on the basis of Laxman's old age and medical condition has been rejected by the court. Laxman will now...
  • 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...
  • Don't lecture us on morality: BJP tells Congress April 29, 2012

    Nagpur: Countering Congress' jibes at BJP in the wake of conviction of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman in a bribery case, the party on Saturday said the Congress has no moral right "to lecture them on morality". "Congress should not lecture us on morality," party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters....
  • Don't lecture us on morality, BJP tells Congress April 28, 2012

    Nagpur: Countering the Congress' jibes at the BJP in the wake of conviction of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman in the 2001 fake arms deal case, the party on Saturday said the Congress has no moral right "to lecture them on morality". "Congress should not lecture us on morality," party spokesman...
  • 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. ...
  • Time for BJP to self-analyse: Cong on Bangaru judgment April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday 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...
  • Who is Bangaru Laxman? April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP minister Bangaru Laxman was sentenced to four years of jail term by a Delhi court on Saturday and imposed with an additional fine of Rs one lakh, in connection with an arms deal case. Bangaru was convicted for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push...
  • 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...
  • Arms sting: Bangaru seeks minimum term April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman on Saturday asked for a minimum punishment in the fake arms deal case that he was convicted in on Friday. Bangaru, 72, sought leniency on health grounds, saying that he has undergone bypass surgery twice and is a first time offender. However, the CBI...
  • 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...
  • Face off: Is Tehelka BJP's Bofors? April 27, 2012

    The Tehelka scam has come back to haunt the BJP, with the court convicting former party president Bangaru Laxman for corruption. ...
  • We were harassed for the sting: Aniruddha Bahal April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Newsportal Tehelka.com's former journalist Aniruddha Bahal expressed happiness at the conviction of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman on Friday. Bahal was a part of the Tehelka.com team that carried out the sting operation in 2001. Recalling the sting operation by Tehelka in 2001, Bahal claimed that the people...
  • Arms sting: Ex-BJP chief Bangaru Laxman convicted April 27, 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. A Delhi court convicted Bangaru on Thursday and announced that the sentencing would take place on Saturday. The court of special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • 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,...