Criminals

  • 186 candidates in Odisha facing criminal cases 13-04-2014 07:09 PM

    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...
  • '14 of 238 candidates in Rajasthan have criminal records' 11-04-2014 12:14 AM

    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,...
  • 40% of AAP candidates in the state have criminal records, 30% are billionaires 09-04-2014 08:46 PM

    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...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study 09-04-2014 07:48 PM

    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...
  • Door-to-door campaigning after 10pm a criminal offence: EC 05-04-2014 05:15 PM

    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...
  • LS polls phase 2: Just one candidate who caused loss of Rs 50 is criminal 31-03-2014 03:32 PM

    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 31-03-2014 12:56 PM

    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,...
  • LS polls phase 1: Subba richest, AGP has maximum 'criminal' candidates 27-03-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed the self sworn affidavits of all 64 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections phase one. Five Lok Sabha seats in Assam and 1 Lok Sabha seat in Tripura are voting in the first phase on April 7. Of total...
  • Police stop Sarnath Express, conduct search for Maoists 22-03-2014 11:20 PM

    Police on Saturday conducted an intensive search in the Sarnath Express on a tip off that some suspected armed criminals, who might be Maoists, were travelling in the train, an official said here. Chetganj area Circle Officer Rakesh Kumar Singh said a tip off was received from an informer that...
  • Toyota's $1.2 billion settlement may be model for US probe into GM 20-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Toyota Motor Corp will pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal probe into safety issues, in a deal that could serve as a template for how US authorities approach a similar investigation into General Motors Co. The settlement between the Justice Department and Toyota includes an admission by...
  • Why the underworld loves bitcoin 16-03-2014 03:12 PM

    Singapore: Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise...
  • Open Mike: Should any candidate facing a criminal case be barred from contesting elections? 12-03-2014 10:59 PM

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in Parliament. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Law faculty in Delhi University and asks students whether any candidate facing a criminal case should be barred from contesting elections. ...
  • All parties guilty of having MPs with serious criminal charges 12-03-2014 07:02 PM

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in parliament. Here we look at which parties are guiltiest of facilitating their entry into politics (data from National Election Watch). On the face of it, the Indian National Congress (INC) and...
  • Nearly 1/3 Lok Sabha MPs from 2009 have criminal records 12-03-2014 11:31 AM

    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 10-03-2014 03:28 PM

    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,...
  • No criminal history found of six accused in arms recovery case 08-03-2014 11:49 AM

    No criminal history has been found of the six accused who were arrested after 11 pistols were seized from them on their return from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express, police said on Saturday. The accused identified as Anis (45), his wife Shehnaz (40), Mulla Nasir (55), Rahis (40), his wife Rabia...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court 02-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • No political leader involved in Gujarati man's abduction: Nitish Kumar 18-02-2014 08:46 PM

    No political leader was involved in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman nor was ransom paid to free him, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in Patnaon Tuesday. In his reply to a discussion in the assembly on law and order, Nitish Kumar said the investigation by the Criminal Investigation...
  • Criminal charges can be altered at any stage of trial: Delhi HC 12-01-2014 12:59 PM

    The Delhi High Court has held that lower courts have "comprehensive" power to alter or add charges in a criminal case at any stage of trial prior to the pronouncement of judgement. "The court has ample power to amend or alter a charge only with a condition that it should...
  • Unidentified criminals loot Rs 4 lakh from businessman 10-01-2014 10:50 PM

    Unidentified miscreants today looted Rs 4 lakh from employees of a leading businessman of Gaya, police said. Deputy superintendent of police, Sonu Kumar Rai said that two employees of hardware businessman Govardhan Prasad Barnwal, who is also treasurer of central Bihar Chamber of Commerce, were returning to the shop after...
  • Police officers be punished on acquittal of accused in criminal cases: SC 08-01-2014 12:05 AM

    New Delhi: Every acquittal in a criminal case should be understood as a failure of the justice delivery System and in serving the cause of justice, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said directing the governments to punish investigating officers in such cases. A bench of justices C K Prasad and...
  • Criminal carrying reward of Rs 10,000 succeeds in dodging police 03-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Dreaded outlaw Bablu Kanda, with a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, succeeded in dodging police, at four points falling under different police stations of the Mathura on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off police from Farah and Refinery police stations, lead by Dy SP Mukul Dwivedi, tried to nab...
  • CBI cannot file charge sheets without CVC's nod 02-01-2014 06:29 PM

    CBI will not be able to file charge sheets against group C and D officials without consulting the Central Vigilance Commission as government has taken away its powers under CrPC through Lokpal law, an issue which the agency is planning to raise before the Law Ministry. Under section 173 of...
  • Gujarat trader's abduction: CID arrests fourth suspect 23-12-2013 12:24 PM

    One more person was arrested in Bihar for his alleged role in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman October 29, police said on Monday. Bihar Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Prem Prakash, a close associate of main suspect and gangster Chandan Sonar from Vaishali district, and interrogated him in...
  • Fake shootout: Film producer arrested for implicating Salman Khan 21-12-2013 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: In a plot straight out of Bollywood, a film producer was arrested for allegedly trying to implicate Salman Khan in a fake attack on himself in order to coerce the film star to work in his next project. 47-year-old Hardev Singh, a city-based businessman and owner of a...
  • Ghaziabad traders' 7-day long stir for nabbing criminals called off 10-12-2013 10:48 AM

    Ghaziabad traders on Monday called off their seven-day-old agitation demanding arrest of criminals and removal of Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dharmendra Yadav. Trader leader Satya Pal Chaudhary said Uttar Pradesh Vyapar Mandal president Banwari Lal Kanchhal who is close to the state's ruling Samajwadi Party visited the dharna...
  • Chhattisgarh cleanest on MLA criminal cases 10-12-2013 10:21 AM

    Emerging as the cleanest among the four new assemblies, Chhattisgarh accounts for the lowest percentage of MLAs with criminal cases while the number of such newly elected MLAs is highest in Delhi. As per an analysis of criminal cases declared by candidates in their election affidavits, 17 per cent of...
  • Five minor girls shot dead by unidentified assailants 05-12-2013 12:58 PM

    Five minor girls were shot dead when they were sleeping by unidentified assailants in Sonaf village in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Thursday. The girls belonging to three families, were kept in one house by their parents, who had fled from the village following some personal rivalry, Additional Superintendent...
  • Three armed criminals loot Rs 4 lakh from a businessman 04-12-2013 03:50 PM

    Three armed criminals looted Rs 4 lakh from a businessman near Jhunati village under Parasbigha police station in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Wednesday, police said. Motorcycle bound three criminals stopped Parveen Sah, who was on way to Gaya main market for purchasing materials for his grocery shop with two others...