Criminal

  • Criminal case registered against Ghaziabad builder July 12, 2014

    The Indirapuram police on Saturday registered a criminal case against the builder in whose building a fire broke out on Friday. Indirapuram Inspector Rashid Ali told IANS that the FIR was registered following a complaint by one Jamit Kumar, a resident of ATS Residential Apartments. Jamit has named the developing company...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per Article...
  • Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals July 5, 2014

    Colombo: A Maldives court has denied ordering the deportation of two Pakistanis caught by police in the biggest drug bust in the history of the country, a statement said on Friday. Four Maldivians, three Bangladeshis, and 11 Pakistanis were taken into custody March 10 with 24 kg of heroin, which local...
  • Bong-throwing case against actress Amanda Bynes is dismissed July 1, 2014

    Reuters: A case against American actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge. The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and...
  • Armed criminals loot Rs 3.61 lakh at gun point June 30, 2014

    Armed criminals on Sunday looted Rs 3.61 lakh from an employee of a commercial establishment in Nawada district of Bihar. Police officers said the incident happened when Rajdeo Prasad, an employee of one Pramod Traders at Gola Road, was returning after collecting money from various retailers. "He was waylaid near Bagibardiha crossing...
  • Bike-borne criminals loot Rs 3.5 lakh from school teacher June 24, 2014

    Motorcycle-borne criminals on Monday looted Rs 3.5 lakh from a school teacher which he had withdrawn for wedding of his daughter in New Area of Bihar's Nawada district, police said. The criminals accosted the teacher Lakhan Prasad while he was drinking water from a roadside tap after withdrawing money from a...
  • Criminals loot private company employee of Rs 32 lakh cash June 23, 2014

    Unidentified motorcycle-riding miscreants on Monday robbed a private company's employee here of Rs 32 lakh while he was returning to his office after withdrawing the amount from a bank, police said. The robbers fired blanks to scare some passers-by who tried to intercept them. The incident took place in Begumbagh area. The cash...
  • Bike-borne criminals rob man of over Rs 1.50 lakh cash June 14, 2014

    A man was robbed of over Rs 1.50 lakh by two persons on a motorcycle near Mohammadan Line under Sakchi police station today, police sources said. The two robbers snatched away the money which was in a bag from the victim Md Parvez Alam who was returning from a bank after...
  • Bike-borne criminals loot Rs 28 lakh cash from Cooperative Bank employees June 14, 2014

    Two bike-borne robbers on Saturday looted Rs 28 lakh from employees of a cooperative bank near here, police said. According to SSP Rajesh Kumar Singh, the unidentified robbers dashed their bike against two employees of Premier Cooperative Bank, who were also on a motorcycle. As the employees fell down, the criminals put...
  • Made in Munger: A Bihar 'cottage industry' trusted by criminals June 11, 2014

    Fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and the ability to produce exact imitations have made the illegal firearms industry of eastern Bihar's Munger district, a revered - if it can be called that - name in the world of crime. The clientele includes criminals from at least nine Indian states and...
  • Inter-state gang illegally supplying explosives busted June 5, 2014

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bihar Police on Thursday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang illegally supplying explosives allegedly to anti-social elements. The CID sleuths had arrested an explosives retailer from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Additional Director General of Police Headquarters (ADGP-HQ), Ravinder Kumar said the arrest...
  • Criminals fire at police outpost in Mathura May 28, 2014

    Three criminals allegedly fired indiscriminately at a police outpost in Krishna Nagar area in Mathura, police said on Wednesday. "The criminals have been identified as murder and dacoity accused Lokesh, Jagram and their accomplice Bhupender," Deputy SP Anil Yadav said. The incharge of the post had a narrow escape in the firing...
  • 30 pc Modi ministers face criminal charges, 18 pc have not been to college June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 44 ministers out of 46 Ministers (including Prime Minister) from Lok Sabha 2014 and the current Rajya Sabha. The details of Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Seetharaman were not analysed as they are...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • 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...
  • LS polls phase 9: 20 pc criminal candidates, 171 crorepatis in the fray May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 601 candidates out of 606 candidates who are contesting in the phase 9 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on...
  • Bihar, Kerala top list of candidates with serious criminal cases May 5, 2014

    Now that most candidates' affidavits have been processed by Association for Democratic Reforms, we revisit our earlier visualisations on criminal cases. Let's start with the percentage of candidates with criminal cases. On the left was our earlier result. On the right is the current result. Most of the large parties, except...
  • Brunei adopts sharia law, punishment includes whipping, amputation May 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The sultanate of Brunei this week becomes the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law, the latest example of a deepening religious conservatism that has also taken root in parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei, a tiny former British protectorate of about 400,000 nestled between two...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 7: 17 pc criminal candidates, 26 pc crorepatis April 25, 2014

    National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1,292 candidates out of 1,295 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 7 of Lok Sabha 2014 elections. The rest of the candidates were not analysed due to unclear/incomplete affidavits uploaded on the ECI website...
  • LS polls: Adhir Chowdhury's assets multiply, so do his criminal cases April 22, 2014

    Along with his assets, the number of criminal cases pending against union minister and West Bengal state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury - fighting to retain his Bahrampur Lok Sabha seat - have multiplied manifold over the past five years. According to his affidavit submitted as part of the nomination filing...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Over 12 per cent of TN candidates have criminal records April 22, 2014

    Over 100 candidates out of the total 845 contestants in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu have criminal cases against them. Of these, 53 candidates or six per cent face serious criminal charges relating to murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping, according to a survey by Association of...
  • Modi promises jail for criminal candidates, BJP has 32 pc of them April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has thundered that he would put all MPs facing criminal charges in jail once he comes to power. He said that he would not spare even the candidates from his own party BJP and the NDA allies. The Modi admirers are hailing...
  • Wanted criminal shot dead, arms and ammunition seized April 17, 2014

    A wanted criminal was shot dead by the police in Sankosai under Mango police station in Jamshedpur Wednesday night. Acting on a tip-off, the police in mufti led by Superintendent of Police (city) Karthik S surrounded the rented house of the criminal Maya Bhagat alias Lulha, Senior Superintendent of Police, A V...
  • 186 candidates in Odisha facing criminal cases April 13, 2014

    As many as 186 candidates for 77 assembly seats which are going to polls in Odisha in the second phase on April 17 have declared criminal cases against them, according to a report of Odisha Election Watch (OEW). Of the 747 candidates, 186 have declared criminal cases against them, constituting about...
  • '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...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study April 9, 2014

    As many as 16% candidates in poll fray in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background, according to a study. Of the 147 candidates in the fray, 24 have criminal cases against them of which 18 (12%) face serious criminal charges like murder, attempt to murder...
  • Door-to-door campaigning after 10pm a criminal offence: EC April 5, 2014

    With the Election Commission coming under attack from parties for allegedly permitting door-to-door canvassing during night, the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar on Saturday clarified that campaigning after 10pm was prohibited and all the EC laws continued to apply. "You have put (in media) Election Commission has permitted to...
  • LS polls phase 2: Just one candidate who caused loss of Rs 50 is criminal March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analyzed self-sworn affidavits of all 37 candidates contesting in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Just one candidate who caused a loss of Rs 50, has a criminal background. There are 23 crorepati candidates and six of them have...
  • Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for treason March 31, 2014

    Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Monday indicted by a special court hearing the high treason case against him, becoming the first ever military ruler to face criminal prosecution. Musharraf, who personally appeared in court, is accused of treason under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing...