Land Scams

  • High Court quashes notice issued to Nishank on land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • HC quashes notice issued to ex-CM in land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • Congress admits ex-BJP Minister Krishnaiah Shetty into its fold March 23, 2014

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Sunday decided to induct former BJP minister Krishnaiah Shetty, who was a co-accused along with former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in an alleged land scam. Congress central ledership has given the green signal for entry of Shetty who was a member of the Yeddyurappa cabinet...
  • Gadkari a 'broker', says Kejriwal while campaigning for Damania March 14, 2014

    Nagpur: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is under severe criticism for his attack on media lashed out at former BJP president Nitin Gadkari during his rally in Nagpur on Friday evening. Kejriwal who is touring Maharashtra ahead of Lok Sabha elections called Gadkari a 'broker'. Nitin Gadkari is BJP's...
  • Complaint filed against Goa Speaker in a land deal January 24, 2014

    Panaji: A complaint has been filed with the Goa Chief Secretary demanding a probe into a plot purchased by Speaker Rajendra Arlekar for Rs 72 lakh. According to the complainant, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar paid Rs 72 lakh for a 500 sq mt plot. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has grabbed 599...
  • Yeddyurappa's return will sully BJP's image: Siddaramaiah December 31, 2013

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the return of BS Yeddyurappa to BJP would not have any impact in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the state but would only sully the image of saffron party further. "The joining of Yeddyurappa in BJP will not make any impact in Karnataka....
  • Court rejects petition seeking Kailash Vijaywargiya be made an accused in land scam case December 21, 2013

    In a relief for senior BJP MLA Kailash Vijaywargiya, likely to be inducted into the Madhya Pradesh cabinet on Saturday, an anti-corruption court in Indore on Friday rejected a petition which had sought that he be made an accused in a land scam case. Vijaywargiya was a minister in the previous...
  • Sons of ex-CM PK Dhumal booked for alleged cheating, conspiracy in land scam October 4, 2013

    Tightening its noose on BJP MP Anurag Thakur and his brother Arun Singh, both sons of former Chief Minister PK Dhumal, Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on  booked them for alleged cheating and conspiracy in a land case. The two were booked under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention...
  • J&K: Senior IAS officer arrested in Gulmarg land scam case September 23, 2013

    Srinagar: Senior IAS officer Baseer Ahmad Khan was on Monday arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation for allegedly misusing his official position for illegal transfer of government land in Gulmarg worth crores of rupees. "Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar district, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reported at police station, Vigilance, where...
  • Haryana govt refers land deal CDs to Lokayukta September 9, 2013

    Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday said his government has decided to refer the issue of CDs, allegedly containing evidence of land scams in the state, released by the opposition to the Lokayukta for investigation. The opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had released CDs of Haryana Congress legislators...
  • BJP demands SIT probe into Robert Vadra land deals August 13, 2013

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanded on Tuesday that the SIT probe should be initiated in the Robert Vadra land deals case. "A multi-disciplinary team monitored by the Supreme Court should probe this. Without any investment you can make money, that's a unique model," he said. ...
  • Robert Vadra has made crores without any investment, alleges BJP August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday took a dig at Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra over his alleged involvement in land deals in Gurgaon. He called Vadra a highly connected person, who has made crores without even going to a business school or...
  • Robert Vadra falsified documents for Gurgaon land, claims Khemka August 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: There seems to be more trouble for Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his land deals in Haryana. IAS officer Ashok Khemka has claimed that Vadra falsified documents for 3.53 acre land in the Shikohpur village of Gurgaon. Khemka claimed that the Vadra-DLF deal was worth Rs 58...
  • Army housing project: Antony orders probe into 'irregularities' June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities in an Army housing project in Kochi. Antony has asked senior officials in the Ministry to probe the allegations of irregularities in the Army Welfare Housing Project in Kochi, defence sources said here. The allegations had surfaced...
  • Chargesheet filed in land scam case involving BJP MLA May 21, 2013

    Indore: Lokayukta Police on Monday submitted a charge sheet against BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola and 16 others in a 2004 land scam case. The charge sheet was submitted in the court of special judge DN Mishra under Sec 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and sections of the Prevention...
  • Land row: Congress targets MP CM over 'rampant corruption' May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has targetted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after CNN-IBN exposed how prime land in Bhopal was given to his relatives and party members. Digvijaya Singh claimed this is one of the many corruption charges against the Madhya Pradesh CM. "About 10 people in Chouhan's family...
  • MP: 'Land allotments were made when Shivraj Chouhan was not CM' May 14, 2013

    The MP government on Tuesday denied reports that the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government was involved in land scam. ...
  • MP govt gave land at throwaway prices to bodies backed by RSS, BJP May 14, 2013

    Bhopal: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is not only said to be favouring his family members. RTI documents with CNN-IBN show how the Shivraj government is also awarding land to institutions close to the BJP and the RSS. Saraswati Shishu Mandir, an RSS-backed educational institution was granted over 10 acres...
  • MP: Prime land allotted to others registered in CM's relatives' names May 14, 2013

    Bhopal: A cloud of corruption hangs over one of the BJP's most celebrated chief ministers - Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Chouhan is in the midst of a row over allotment of prime land in Bhopal to his relatives. An RTI query has revealed how prime land that was...
  • Minister files defamation suit against 2 Congressmen April 23, 2013

    Bilaspur: Under attack from Opposition on over an alleged land scam, Chhattisgarh's Health Minister Amar Agrawal on Monday filed a criminal defamation suit against Congress leaders Vivek Bajpayee and Vani Rao in a court in Bilaspur. Chief Judicial Magistrate Omprakash Chauhan admitted the suit and fixed May 13, 2013 for...
  • CBI is Congress Bachao Institution, says Ramdev March 31, 2013

    Hisar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday alleged that the CBI has become a tool in the hands of Congress that it is being used against Opposition leaders. "CBI has become a tool in the hands of Congress and is working like Congress Bachao Institution. The politicisation of CBI is most...
  • Act against Asaram in land grab case: Registrar of Companies January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Fresh trouble for self-styled godman Asaram as the Registrar of Companies on Wednesday wrote to the Ministry of Corporate affairs and recommended action against Asaram and his son in the land grab case in Madhya Pradesh. The case relates to 200 acres of land belonging to company called...
  • CAG raps Kumaraswamy, BSY over land denotification December 12, 2012

    Belgaum: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy governments for "rampant" illegal denotification of land benefiting builders and companies during the 2007-11 period. "During 2007-11, the government denotified 123 acres and 15.5 guntas (one gunta is about 1,086 sq ft) after taking possession...
  • Swamy demands SIT probe into Herald land scam in Bhopal November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded SIT inquiry into the Herald land scam in Bhopal. Swamy has demanded for a probe following CNN-IBN investigation in to the issue. According to reports, a shopping mall was built on the land sold to the newspaper at a concessional...
  • HP polls: Land laws a key election issue November 1, 2012

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh will go for polls on Sunday, November 4. One of the key election issues this time has been land. The state is seeing a construction boom and land prices are soaring. Vinod Sultanpuri, contesting for the Congress from Kasauli, has alleged that illegal benami land deals are...
  • Is there a cover up by Gadkari-promoted Purti group? October 30, 2012

    Mumbai: After the Income Tax department began inquiry into the alleged shell companies investing in BJP President Nitin Gadkari firm, CNN-IBN has found that a number of companies have changed their addresses overnight. The question arises - is this part of a cover up? CNN-IBN has found that 12 suspected shell...
  • I-T probes alleged shell companies in Gadkari's Purti October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Tuesday conducted inquiries at 12 places in Mumbai where firms, which had invested in BJP president Nitin Gadkari's company, had given their addresses. I-T authorities also began probe into shell companies in Purti group, owned by Gadkari. They will investigate the source of...
  • Haryana government is shielding Robert Vadra: BJP October 27, 2012

    It wasn't just Haryana where Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra went on a land buying spree between 2008 and 2011. At least 20 plots measuring over 770 hectares were picked up by Vadra's firms in Bikaner, months after the Ashok Gehlot government assumed power in the state. According to...
  • 'Unjust to accept charges against Gadkari without probe' October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of dubious funding of Nitin Gadkari's companies, Leaders of Opposition in both Houses Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Wednesday stood by the BJP president and said it is unfair to accept these charges without a probe for which he has already offered himself. "It is...
  • BJP in politics for a mission, not commission: Javadekar October 24, 2012

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought to differentiate and distinguish the party from the Congress saying that the BJP was "definitely different on all yardsticks of probity, morality, and all yardsticks of governance". "We are much much better because we value, value-based politics. We are not here in politics as...