Graft 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...
  • Graft cases: Asif Ali Zardari appears in court, proceedings deferred till January 18 January 10, 2014

    Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday appeared before a court in Islamabad amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek said that his client could not be charged by the Accountability Court in Thursday's hearing and the proceedings were deferred...
  • China's ex-railway 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 highest-profile corruption cases in years. Liu's sentence is seen as lenient in a country where the...
  • Graft case: Ex-Jharkhand CM Koda's aide detained in Jakarta January 22, 2013

    Ranchi: The noose seems to be tightening around former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda. Sources have indicated that Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials will be heading to Jakarta soon to gain custody of Madhu Koda's aide Anil Adinath Bastawade, who was detained at Jakarta by immigration authorities on January 19. The move comes...
  • CBI court summons Yeddyurappa in graft case November 22, 2012

    Bangalore: Spelling more trouble for former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, the CBI on Wednesday ordered issue of summons to him, three of his family members and others in the illegal mining kickback case being probed by it. CBI court judge Venkata Sundarshan, who ordered issue of summons on November 16,...
  • Pak asks Switzerland to revive graft cases against Zardari November 7, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan has dispatched an official letter asking Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari on the condition that such a move will be linked to the international immunity available to the head of state. The government has written the letter to Swiss authorities in the light...
  • Pak PM agrees to reopen graft case against Zardari September 18, 2012

    Islamabad: In what may spell trouble for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he was willing to revoke the Attorney General's letter that had asked for the closure of graft cases against the President. Ashraf was charged with contempt of...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM appears in Supreme Court September 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf appeared in Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday to face a contempt charge. A day before the prime minister's second appearance in the top court, the government once again hinted that it has no plans to reopen graft cases against the President. "The Prime Minister is expected...
  • Pakistani PM faces Supreme Court in contempt case August 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday appeared in the Supreme Court to face a show cause notice for failing to implement the order to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Jostled by crowds, Ashraf waved before stepping inside the court...
  • Pakistan: Will PM Ashraf be sacked like his predecessor? August 27, 2012

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf faces contempt charges for refusing to reopen a money-laundering probe against President Asif Ali Zardari. ...
  • CBI to question Abhishek Verma, wife till Aug 21 August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Naval war room leak case accused and businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife were sent to CBI custody till August 21 in a forgery case by a special court in New Delhi on Thursday. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Sanjeev Jain sent Verma and his wife...
  • Pak govt tells SC won't approach Swiss authorities July 24, 2012

    Islamabad: A day before the expiry of a deadline set by Pakistan's Supreme Court for reviving graft charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, the government on Tuesday informed the court that the federal cabinet has made no decision to approach Swiss authorities to reopen the cases. The government conveyed its position...
  • Zardari case: Pak SC sets July 25 deadline for PM July 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday set July 25 deadline for Premier Raja Pervez Ashraf to approach Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, triggering a fresh political crisis over the issue which had cost his predecessor his job. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed...
  • SC stays graft case proceedings against Sharief July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed proceedings in a 1995 corruption case against former railway minister CK Jaffer Sharief. A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam also issued notice to CBI on Sharief's appeal and sought reply within two weeks. The apex court passed the order after senior counsel...
  • New Pakistan PM defends Zardari's immunity July 1, 2012

    Islamabad: In the face of pressure from Pakistan's Supreme Court to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday defended the President's immunity, saying it would only end after he leaves office. "He (Zardari) is the democratically elected President and as per law, he...
  • Bribery case: K'taka BJP MLA Sampangi seeks bail June 5, 2012

    Bangalore: Jailed in a corruption case, BJP MLA Sampangi on June 4 moved to the Karnataka High Court seeking bail and also to review the Lokayukta court verdict. The matter will come up for hearing on June 5 before Justice Jagannathan. In the first-ever conviction of an elected representative of the people...
  • K'taka: BJP MLA convicted in bribery case June 2, 2012

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta Special court on Saturday convicted BJP MLA from Kolar Gold Fields Y Sampangi in a bribery case. Sampangi was sentenced to three and half years in jail and a fine of Rs 40,000 has been imposed on him. Sampangi was reportedly caught by the Lokayukta police while...
  • CBI arrests TN cadre IPS officer in graft case May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, Pramod Kumar, was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy to get a bribe of nearly Rs 10 crore from a private firm accused of duping general public of Rs 829 crore. 46-year-old Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer,...
  • Parliament should decide Prez immunity: Pak PM March 19, 2012

    Islamabad: Facing immense pressure from the Supreme Court to revive graft cases against Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said the judiciary should let Parliament decide the Presidential immunity issue. In a reply submitted to the apex court over his indictment for contempt for failing to act...
  • Graft cases: Gilani to give detailed reply today March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday is expected to submit a detailed reply regarding writing to Swiss authorities to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The Pakistan Supreme Court had given Gilani time till March 20 when it will decide whether or not to go...
  • Gilani ready to resign over reopening graft cases issue March 19, 2012

    Lahore: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said he was prepared to resign if the issue of approaching Swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari was resolved by his departure. "I will be happy if my quitting the post helps solve this issue," Gilani said...
  • Badal ministry to be expanded on Sunday May 14, 2011

    Chandigarh: With around eight months left for assembly elections in Punjab, the Parkash Singh Badal led SAD-BJP ministry in the state will be expanded on Sunday to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation of all the five BJP cabinet ministers in the wake of their alleged involvement in a...
  • Pak govt says won't reopen Zardari graft cases May 25, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Tuesday stuck to its decision that it would not reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari in Switzerland and told the Supreme Court that reports about his alleged involvement in laundering of $ 60 million were "exaggerated." Law Minister Babar Awan, who was summoned by...
  • Thaksin abused power for personal gain: Thai judges February 26, 2010

    Bankok: Judges reading a lengthy verdict on whether to seize $2.3 billion of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra family's assets said on Friday his policies benefited his family business, raising the likelihood his money will be confiscated. Authorities say major violence is unlikely but have mobilized thousands of police and troops to pre-empt...