CORRUPTION CASE

  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • Court awards 3 years jail to Deputy Collector in corruption case March 15, 2014

    A special Lokayukta court here on Friday awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment to a deputy collector for possessing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on deputy collector Vikram Singh Gehlot. The sentence was today announced by Special Judge D Mishra. Lokayukta...
  • Pinarayi Vijayan dropped from SNCLavalin corruption case November 5, 2013

    In a major relief, CBI court in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday dropped CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and five others from the list of accused in the SNCLavalin corruption case dating to mid1990s when he was the power minister. Allowing the discharge petition of Vijayan and the others, CBI special judge R...
  • War between NIA and CBI over Interpol ownership September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A war is brewing among the premier Indian investigating agencies. The National Investigation Agency has taken on the Central Bureau of Investigation over ownership of the Interpol wing. CNN-IBN has exclusively accessed documents of how the NIA has now strongly pitched to the Central government as to why the...
  • China's exrailway minister gets suspended death in corruption case July 8, 2013

    Beijing: China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence on Monday that will likely be commuted to life imprisonment for bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's highestprofile corruption cases in years. Liu's sentence is seen as lenient in a country where the...
  • Teachers recruitment scam: Chautala to be released from jail May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala will be released from jail on Thursday after the Delhi High Court granted him an interim bail for six weeks to undergo a heart surgery. Chautala, 78, is serving prison time for his involvement in the 2000 teachers' recruitment scam. The...
  • Teachers recruitment scam: Chautala gets interim bail May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala was on Tuesday granted interim bail for six weeks by the Delhi High Court for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery at a hospital. "In view of the facts and circumstances of the case and considering the medical report of the appellant/applicant, the...
  • SC defers proceedings against Ravi Ruia in trial court April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the proceedings in the Special CBI court against Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia till April 16, who has been summoned as an accused in a corruption case related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Pak investigator probing PM graft case found dead January 19, 2013

    Islamabad: A senior Pakistani investigator probing graft charges involving Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his official accommodation in Islamabad on Friday, with his relatives alleging that he may have been murdered. Kamran Faisal, an Assistant Director of the National Accountability Bureau, was found hanging...
  • Conviction of the Chautalas will strengthen peoples' belief in the system: Jyoti Kamal January 16, 2013

    Do you think conviction of the Chautalas in the recruitment scam sends out the message that the law does work and spares no one? CNNIBN's Senior Editor Jyoti Kamal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. If they are convicted, will they be still able to contest elections....
  • Pakistan govt in turmoil after PM Ashraf's arrest order January 16, 2013

    The Pakistan government has been trying to decide its course of action after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a power project corruption case. Pakistan's apex court took the extreme step of calling for the prime minister's arrest despite the fact he has...
  • Virbhadra Singh acquitted of corruption charges December 24, 2012

    Shimla: In a major relief to Himachal Chief Ministerdesignate Virbhadra Singh, a court in Shimla on Monday acquitted him of charges of corruption and conspiracy in the muchpublicised audio CD case, a day before his swearing in for the office for a record sixth time. "No case is made out as...
  • CBI booked 129 senior bureaucrats in last 3 years August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 129 officers above the rank of joint secretary have been booked by CBI, which has registered 97 corruption cases against such officers during the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. Of the 97 cases registered, 71 are regular cases and 26 preliminary...
  • Lokayukta court issues summons to Yeddyurappa April 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta court on Saturday issued summons to former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and five others, including his two sons, in connection with a private complaint filed by a citybased advocate. After taking cognisance of the complaint by Sirajin Basha, judge NK Sudhindra Rao adjourned the case to May...
  • Defence scam: Jaya Jaitley, 2 others to face trial April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The trial in the defence deal corruption case against former Samata Party leader Jaya Jaitley and two others is set to begin on Friday, eleven years after a Tehelka sting showed the trio accepting bribe to influence a fictitious defence deal. A Delhi court on March 5 framed charges...
  • Defence deal: Charges against Jaya Jaitley framed March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday framed charges against former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley and two others in an alleged corruption case of 2001 relating to a defence deal. Jaitley, her erstwhile party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and retired Major General SP Murgai appeared before Special CBI Judge Kawal Jeet...
  • CBI registers graft case against 2 AI officials January 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against two officials of Air India for alleged financial irregularities in purchase of portable entertainment appliances. The anticorruption wing of CBI has registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Amod Sharma, then director in flight services and...
  • Reinstate BSY as CM: Karnataka BJP MPs December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Putting more pressure on the party high command, 17 BJP MPs from Karnataka on Thursday demanded that BS Yeddyurappa should be reinstated as the state's chief minister. The BJP MPs from Karnataka on Thursday met party top leaders in Delhi and demanded that Yeddyurappa should be reinstated as...
  • BSY granted anticipatory bail in corruption case November 28, 2011

    Bangalore: In further relief to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to him and his family members in a corruption case. Allowing the petitions filed by Yeddyurappa, his two sons, BY Ragahavendra, BY Vijayendra and soninlaw, RN Sohan Kumar, Justice H Billappa directed...
  • Zardari pardons Malik; remits two prison terms May 18, 2010

    Islamabad/Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday granted a pardon and remitted two prison terms given to Interior Minister Rehman Malik hours after a Pakistani court dismissed the minister's appeal against his conviction in two corruption cases. Using his constitutional powers, Zardari remitted the prison terms handed down to Malik, presidential...
  • Dinakaran defies SC panel, not going on leave April 6, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice PD Dinakaran has continued working in the court despite being asked to go on leave by the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan. Sources say Justice Dinakaran is waiting for a formal letter from the Supreme Court Collegium probing him...
  • Koda cash trail: Where are the pots of money? November 13, 2009

    After days of investigating the Madhu Koda cash trail, IT investigators seem to be drawing a virtual blank. They spoke about stashes of Rs 4,000 crore but they told the Ranchi High Court that all their raids had only produced Rs 23 lakh. ...
  • Koda and company face the law, grilling begins November 10, 2009

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda will be questioned by the Income Tax department in connection with the alleged Rs 4000crore corruption and moneylaundering scam on Tuesday. Koda, who spent around a week in a Ranchi hospital, was discharged on Sunday. Bhanu Pratap Sahi, Bandhu Tirkey and Kamlesh Singh, who...
  • Koda in hospital, sleuths seek his health report November 4, 2009

    Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is to quiz Madhu Koda over allegations of a Rs 2,500crore scam, has asked Apollo Hospital for a report on the health status of the former Jharkhand chief minister who was admitted there on Tuesday after he complained of a stomach ache. The ED has...
  • Virbhadra Singh, wife booked for 'corruption' August 4, 2009

    Shimla: Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh have been booked for alleged corruption in Himachal Pradesh, officials said Tuesday. The complaint against them was on the basis of a CD released in May 2008. "Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh were booked Monday night by the...
  • Political turmoil in Kerala: CPM leader Pinarayi to be prosecuted June 8, 2009

    New Delhi: It is yet another setback for the Kerala CPM, which is already grappling with its electoral debacle. Governor RS Gavai has overruled the state cabinet, and told the CBI to prosecute party state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. Vijayan is the ninth accused in the multicrore SNC Lavalin graft case....
  • Trouble for CPIM, CBI to act against senior leader June 7, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got the Kerala Governors permission to prosecute senior CPIM leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who is accused of illegally favouring a Canadian company with contracts when he was the states power minister in 1997. Sources tell CNNIBN Governor R S Gavai gave his consent after...
  • Achuthanandan relents, joins rival Vijayan's march February 25, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buckling under pressure from party seniors, Kerala Chief Minister and Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) politburo member V S Achuthanadan on Wednesday took part in the concluding programme of a statewide march led by his arch rival Pinarayi Vijayan. Achuthanandan has on several occasions said that he would not be...
  • Achuthanandan firm on stand against Vijayan's march February 25, 2009

    Thiruvananthapruam: Kerala Chief Minister and Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) politburo member V S Achuthanadan on Tuesday said he has made his stand clear on his participation in the state wide march of his party archrival and state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. "Haven't I made my stand very clear a few times?...
  • CPIM says CBI's Lavalin probe politically motivated February 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The storm in the Kerala CPM has blown over for the moment. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan's reservations on the party line notwithstanding, the politburo on Saturday reiterated that the CBI probe against its State Secretary Pinaryi Vijayan is politically motivated. CPM said this using the Supreme Court...