Criminal Record

  • Every third newly elected MP has a criminal background May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown. An analysis of 541 of the 543 winning candidates by National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) shows...
  • '14 of 238 candidates in Rajasthan have criminal records' April 11, 2014

    Only 14 out of 238 candidates, who have filed their nominations for Rajasthan's first phase polling on April 17 in 20 Lok Sabha seats, have criminal records as per their affidavits. According to a report published on Thursday by two NGOs -- Rajasthan Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms, only...
  • 40% of AAP candidates in the state have criminal records, 30% are billionaires April 9, 2014

    Strange as it may seem, 30 per cent of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh are billionaires, while 40 per cent have criminal records against them. This was revealed in an analysis of candidates for the second phase by the Association...
  • Nearly 1/3 Lok Sabha MPs from 2009 have criminal records March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In response to a PIL filed by Public Interest Foundation, the Supreme Court on March 10, 2014 directed that the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs should be completed within a year from the date of framing of charges by the trial court. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)...
  • LS polls: 1/3rd candidates declared till March 2 have criminal records March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: According to an official press release by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), one-third of the candidates announced by all political parties till March 2 have a criminal record. A total of 203 candidates were announced by various political parties as on March 2, 2014. Out of these, 70...
  • Rajasthan polls: Over 15 per cent candidates have criminal records November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 15 per cent of the candidates contesting Rajasthan Assembly elections have declared criminal cases against them with over 8 per cent of them facing serious criminal cases. According to a detailed analysis done by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 111 candidates have declared criminal cases against...
  • Reject nomination papers of candidate if assets, criminal past not disclosed: SC September 13, 2013

    Supreme Court on Friday said that the nomination papers of a candidate would stand rejected if he does not disclose the details of his assets or his criminal antecedents in his nomination papers. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the returning officer had the power...
  • Delhi Police to provide vocational training to youths with criminal background July 28, 2013

    In an effort to bring back youths with criminal past to mainstream, Delhi police on Saturday launched an initiative 'Ujaas' under which 100 such people will be provided counselling sessions, psychological and vocational training. The initiative is a part of ongoing 'Yuva' scheme where Delhi police is engaging youths with...
  • Govt likely to appeal against SC order on convicted MPs, MLAs: Sources July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will likely appeal against a landmark Supreme Court order that struck down the legal provision which protects a lawmaker from disqualification even after conviction in a criminal case, sources said. The government feels the latest ruling will lead to a political witch-hunting, sources added. "Have to see...
  • K'taka polls: Candidates with criminal records a concern May 3, 2013

    Bangalore: There are two days left for the Karnataka Assembly elections and as always money power is a concern in the state. Not just that, the state Election Watch finds that more than 20 per cent of candidates have criminal records. Political parties may have promised to make the Karnataka 2013...
  • Why do police need Arjun Munda's crime records, asks BJP February 16, 2013

    Ranchi: The BJP on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into the alleged police action seeking criminal records of former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda. "We seek a high-level probe into the police action seeking criminal records of Arjun Munda through wireless messages. The move is to tarnish Munda's image and target...
  • Can't direct suspension of MPs facing criminal cases: SC January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a plea for disqualification of MPs and MLAs chargesheeted for crime against women but agreed to go into issues of fast track trial of rape cases and implementation of laws for safety of women. The apex court, which was hearing...
  • 20 pc of Guj poll candidates have criminal record: Report December 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Twenty per cent of the candidates contesting the Gujarat Assembly polls, who are fielded by major political outfits, have a criminal record, a National Election Watch (New) analysis report says. Gujarat Election Watch (Gew), the state chapter of New, analysed affidavits of 955 candidates out of 1,666 candidates, who...
  • Bihar netas show fake age, hide criminal records October 27, 2010

    Patna: Politicians in Bihar are getting younger by the day! They've furnished false affidavits about their age and also lying about the number of criminal cases against them These leaders can give Baba Ramdev a run for his money. It seems they've defied the ageing process! "Why does Election Commissioner accept such...
  • Bihar polls: 104 multi-millionaires, 219 criminals October 22, 2010

    Patna: Against only 36 multi-millionaires in the last Assembly elections, there are over 100 multi-millionaires in the second and third phases of the ongoing Bihar polls, a report by two NGOs has said. It adds that 219 candidates have criminal records. The Association of Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch...
  • 108 aspirants with criminal record in Jharkhand poll fray November 23, 2009

    New Delhi: At least 108 candidates with criminal record are contesting the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections scheduled for November 25, an analysis of the affidavits revealed on Monday. These candidates are from all major political parties. The analysis done by voluntary organisation National Election Watch and its partner organisations,...
  • Women MPs, MLAs too have criminal records April 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Guess what? Kerala, Bihar and Chhattisgarh are the states with the highest percentage of women legislators with criminal records while Assam, Jharkhand and Rajasthan are some of the cleanest, says a study. On the whole, about 13 per cent of women legislators in states and 14 per cent...
  • 29 Lok Sabha candidates have criminal records: Study March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: As many as 29 Lok Sabha candidates from various parties have criminal records, according to an analysis made as part of a national campaign by NGOs. The parties fielding these candidates include the BSP, BJP, Congress, CPI-M, CPI and the SP, the National Election Watch (NEW) said in a...
  • 29 Lok Sabha candidates have criminal records: study March 12, 2009

    New Delhi: As many as 29 Lok Sabha candidates from various parties have criminal records, according to an analysis made as part of a national campaign by NGOs. The parties fielding these candidates include the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, the Communist Party of India-Marxist...
  • Karnataka: 47 candidates have dark past May 6, 2008

    Bangalore: Forty seven candidates with criminal records are present in the electoral fray for the first phase of elections in Karnataka being held on May 10, an organisation said. Among the major parties, the BJP has 12 candidates with criminal records, BSP nine, the Congress 10, JD(S) 13, JD(U) and Samajwadi...
  • Bihar politicos study law, break it November 8, 2006

    Patna (Bihar): Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Bihar, Rama Singh is accused in several cases of kidnapping. JD(U) MLA Munna Shukla faces similar charges. RJD MLA Surendra Yadav has cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion to his credit. RJD MP from Siwan, Mohd Shahabuddin is also charged with murder and extortion...