OIL MAFIA

  • Watch: Star cast of Manjunath on CNNIBN Citizen Journalist May 8, 2014

    The star cast of upcoming movie 'Manjunath' visits the sets of Citizen Journalist. Shanmugam Manjunath, an IIM graduate and a Marketing Manager with Indian Oil corporation was murdered for taking on the oil mafia in Uttar Pradesh in 2005. ...
  • 'Manjunath': A film on an IIM graduate who died fighting the oil mafia April 26, 2014

    Viacom 18's soon to be releases film 'Manjunath' is based on the real life story of the young IIM graduate who lost his life fighting the oil mafia in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • J Dey case: Order on Jigna Vora's bail adjourned July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A court on Saturday adjourned till July 17 its order on journalist Jigna Vora's bail plea in the Jyotirmoy Dey murder case. Vora was arrested on November 25, 2011, on charges of criminal conspiracy in the murder case. J Dey, a senior crime journalist with MiD Day, was shot...
  • J Dey murder: Judicial custody of accused extended January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Mumbai court on Monday extended the judicial custody of the accused in journalist Jyotirmoy Deys murder case till February 14. Journalist Jigna Vora was among those who appeared in the court on Monday. J Dey, a senior crime journalist with MiD Day, was shot dead on June 11...
  • CBI files chargesheet in Yashwant Sonawane case October 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet in the Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane murder case. In its chargesheet the CBI alleges that investigations show there was prior enmity between Popat Sinde and Yashwant Sonawne. The CBI chargesheet also mentions that the Anti Corruption Bureau, Nashik, was...
  • Give police more time: Chavan on J Dey killing June 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said that investigators will inquire into the oil mafia angle in the Jyotirmoy Dey murder case. Chavan on Tuesday had said that all leads were pointing to the involvement of the oil mafia in the journalist's murder. Reacting to initial reports about the...
  • Leads point to oil mafia: Chavan on Dey killing June 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The police on Monday finally released a sketch of the person who could have been involved in the killing of Mumbai journalist, Jyotirmoy Dey. The assailant, according to the sketch, looks like man in his 20's. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told a 15 member delegation of the press that leads...
  • Chavan hints oil mafia behind J Dey's murder June 13, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday claimed that the leads in Mid Day journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's murder case point towards the involvement of the oil mafia. Chavan met a delegation of Mumbai journalists and told them that Dey was on the verge of exposing the oil mafia. Rejecting the...
  • Oil mafia attacks Network18 reporter, cameraman March 12, 2011

    Mumbhai: The oil mafia in Maharasthra attacked a Network18 reporter and cameraman on Friday. A reporter and cameraman belonging to IBN Lokmat team was attacked by supporters of the oil mafia in the remote village of Murud in Maharashtra' Raigad district. The reporter Alka and video journalist Sandeep were beaten up...
  • BJP demands CBI probe in Sonawane's killing February 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Wednesday demanded CBI probe into the murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane at the hands of adulteration mafia. A delegation of BJP leaders led by Eknath Khadse met the Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Wednesday and put forward the demand. ...
  • Oil mafia attacks police team in Nagpur February 1, 2011

    Nagpur: The oil adulteration mafia has attacked policemen yet again in Maharashtra. A kerosene seller along with his men attacked policemen during a search operation in Umred tehsil of Nagpur district of the state on Tuesday morning. The incident happened at Rajurwadi, which is a stronghold of the Pardhi community, under...
  • Sonawane demanded bribe, allege accused January 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Some of the accused in Yashwant Sonawane murder case have alleged in statements to police that the slain officer had demanded a 'bribe' to settle the matter when he spotted oil adulteration near Manmad on January 25. The police, however, said such counteraccusations are common. The investigating officers have...
  • Maharashtra: Sand mafia attacks govt official January 30, 2011

    Mumbai: First it was Yashwant Sonawane who was doused with Kerosene and now just days after its the turn of another officer who has been attacked but lucky to have survived. Srinivas Patil was attacked while chasing the notorious sand mafia. Srinivas Patil said, "I tried to stop them but they...
  • Oil mafia raids: Rs 1 cr worth chemicals seized January 29, 2011

    Mumbai: In the biggest seizure during the ongoing raids against oil mafia after the brutal killing of an Additional Collector, state officials have seized chemicals worth Rs one crore in Solapur district of Maharashtra. District supply officials seized four tankers along with the chemicals near the temple town of Pandharpur late...
  • Govt mulls use of controversial fuel marker January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The new Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy is mulling the roll out of a fuel marker system to check kerosene adulteration. His ministry, sources say, is falling on the marker supplied by Authentix, a UK based company, the same marker that was at the center of a raging controversy...
  • Sonawane's video crucial evidence: RR Patil January 28, 2011

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A day after CNNIBN aired the video allegedly shot by late Additional Collector of Malegaon Yashwant Sonawane in which he documented the operations of the kerosene mafia, Maharshtra's Home minister RR Patil says it is crucial evidence and will be submitted to the court. The video will be fully...
  • Oil mafias go underground as raids continue January 28, 2011

    Nasik: Fuel mafias went underground to avoid arrests after the crackdown on mafia networks began on Thursday in Maharashtra. However, raids on other consumer product (milk/fuel/illegal sand mining etc) adulterators are to be continued on Friday by local police teams of various districts. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil had ordered the crackdown...
  • India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 27, 2011

    Catch all the top stories of the day with CNNIBN Editorinchief Rajdeep Sardesai on 'India at 9'. ...
  • Can the government reign in the oil mafia? January 27, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Can the government reign in the oil mafia?' ...
  • Decoding oil mafia: how pilfering takes place January 27, 2011

    Nashik: A few days after Yashwant Sonawane sacrificed his life gathering evidence against the oil Mafia in Maharashtra, CNNIBN learns the chain of racketeers runs deep across the state with oil being pilfered at the very first level of its coming into the market. Sonawane was burnt alive in a dingy...
  • Will Govt's steps to reign in oil mafia work? January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: It has taken the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane by the oil mafia for the government to wake up to the danger of black marketing in kerosene. A rattled state government conducted raids in 200 places across Maharahstra while the Centre announced a slew of measures. But...
  • Govt employees protest against Sonawane's murder January 27, 2011

    Mumbai: About 15 lakh Maharashtra government employees went on strike in Mumbai on Thursday in protest of the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane in Manmad, Maharashtra. Government employees in Maharashtra held demonstrations to protest the killing of Additional Collector Yashwanth Sonawane the officer who was burnt to...
  • Sonawane effect: Centre to act against mafias January 27, 2011

    New Delhi/Nasik: Following the murder incident of Malegaon Additional District Collector Yahswant Sonawane, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has ordered crackdown on mafia networks and asked the police to provide assistance to raiding parties on priority. After getting orders from the government, Maharahtra Police have started a crackdown on adulteration mafias...
  • Sonawane effect: cops begin mafia crackdown January 27, 2011

    Nasik: Following the murder incident of Malegaon Additional District Collector Yahswant Sonawane, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has ordered crackdown on mafia networks and asked the police to provide assistance to raiding parties on priority. After the orders from the government, Maharahtra Police have started a crackdown on adulteration mafias (milk/fuel/illegal...
  • Sonawane's kin demands CBI inquiry January 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Brotherinlaw of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane, killed by oil mafia in Nashik district, on Wednesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. "Sonawane's Personal Assistant as well as the driver were there when the incident occurred. It is surprising that only he was targeted," Anand Dani, brotherinlaw of the slain...
  • Malegaon ADC Sonawane's funeral held in Nasik January 26, 2011

    Nasik: The last rites of Yashwant Sonawane, the additional collector of Malegaon, who was burnt to death allegedly by the persons involved in fuel adulteration near Manmad, were conducted here overnight. Several government officials were present at the funeral. Meanwhile, Popat Shinde, the prime suspect who also suffered burn injuries in the...
  • Sonawane's killers will be punished: Maha CM January 25, 2011

    Talking to CNNIBN, Prithviraj Chavan said such an incident of burning an officer live will not be tolerated. ...
  • Arguments continue in Manjunath case February 28, 2007

    New Delhi: For the second day on Wednesday, the arguments of the defence in the Indian Oil Sales Manager Manjunath murder case continued in the district court at LakhimpurKheri in Uttar Pradesh. Arguments on behalf of the prosecution had concluded on Tuesday. District Judge S M Abdi deferred the hearing till on...