Prevention Of Corruption Act

  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Woman subinspector arrested for receiving Rs 1500 bribe June 27, 2014

    A woman subinspector (SI) was caught redhanded by the Lokayukta police accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 in Indore on Thursday. The woman SI identified as Ansuia Jain was caught following a tipoff by Shailendra Singh Sikarwar, Superintendent of Police (SP) Lokayukta, Virendra Singh told reporters. Sikarwar's daughterinlaw had filed a complaint...
  • Education department clerk caught redhanded receiving Rs 15,000 bribe from a peon June 11, 2014

    A head clerk of the School Education department in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district was on Wednesday arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a peon. 60yearold Gendram Sahu posted with the office of the District Education Officer in Ambikapur (district headquarters) was caught redhanded while accepting...
  • MP subengineer's illgotten assets worth Rs 2 crore seized June 4, 2014

    The district administration has so far seized properties worth Rs 2 crore belonging to a subengineer of the Regional Engineering Services (RES) department on the orders of a special court. The process of confiscation of propertiesboth movable and immovablebelonging to Arvind Tiwari began on Tuesday and is going on on Wednesday...
  • Disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore seized from DC May 1, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar police on Wednesday seized disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.83 crore from a senior deputy collector, who is currently under suspension. An FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act has been lodged against senior deputy collector of Vaishali district, Abhiram Trivedi, Additional Director General (HQ) Ravinder Kumar...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...
  • Lokayukta police files charge sheet against IAS couple facing corruption charges February 22, 2014

    The Lokayukta police on Saturday filed a 6500pages long charge sheet against suspended IAS couple Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. The Joshis are facing cases for disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code. Apart from the Joshis, the charge...
  • Government advocate accepts bribe from rape accused, caught redhanded February 21, 2014

    A government advocate was caught by the Lokayukta sleuths on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from a rape accused for absolving him from the charge in the court. Additional Government Prosecutor (AGP) Sambhajirao Gavde had demanded Rs 25,000 from the accused, Dilip Choudhary, Lokayukta sources said. Choudhry, hailing from...
  • Samastipur block development officer's house raided over disproportionate assets February 20, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of police conducted a raid at the house of a Bihar government official over his disproportionate assets, an official said on Thursday. The EOU team raided the house of Ishwar Dayal, block development officer (BDO) of Mohiuddin Nagar in Samastipur district on Wednesday and seized...
  • The Last Word: Is Kejriwal's charge in gas pricing wrong? February 12, 2014

    The AntiCorruption Bureau of Delhi government has registered an FIR on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's complaint on gas pricing. No individual has been named in the FIR even as Kejriwal's complaint mentions Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Union Minister Murli Deora and Verappa Moily. The FIR has been...
  • Bring commercial bodies under anticorruption act: Parliamentary panel February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on Personnel has recommended that commercial organisations should be brought under the ambit of the Prevention of Corruption Act. As per the recommendation, the person in charge of the organisation should be held accountable for all acts of corruption by employees and agents. The...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone...
  • Adarsh Scam: Setback for Ashok Chavan, court rejects CBI's plea to drop name as accused January 19, 2014

    In a setback to Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, a special court in Mumbai on Saturday rejected the CBI's plea to drop his name from the list of accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. "The CBI's plea stands rejected," judge SG Dighe said, dismissing the plea and added...
  • Head constable caught red handed while accepting Rs 5000 bribe December 28, 2013

    Lokayukta police caught a head constable red handed while he accepted a bribe of Rs 3000 from a person, after threatening him that he would be implicated in a bike theft case, official sources said. Head constable Mahesh Jaat posted at Pithampur police station in the neighbouring Dhar district had called...
  • Maharashtra police seeks permission to prosecute Congress leader December 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai police has sought sanction of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip WalsePatil to prosecute senior Congress leader Kripashankar Singh under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him. A letter seeking the Speaker's nod to prosecute Singh, MLA from Kalina and a former Mumbai Congress chief,...
  • Tehsildar caught accepting Rs 5 lakh bribe in Thane October 29, 2013

    Thane: A tehsildar was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs five lakhs from a person in Thane, the Anti Corruption Bureau said. Karjat tehsilar Uvraj Bhanger had allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakhs from a person, Vinit Shirmade, who was involved in some excavation work, Thane Range DSP (ACB) Sandip...
  • No Cabinet consensus on new mechanism to appoint judges April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday did not take up for consideration the muchanticipated proposal to establish a new mechanism giving a say to the government in appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. The Cabinet was expected to take up the proposal that envisages replacing the present collegium...
  • MP: Charge sheet against exhealth director March 24, 2013

    Bhopal: The Special Police Establishment (SPE) of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has filed a chargesheet against former Health Director Ashok Sharma under the Prevention of Corruption Act for alleged irregularities in the purchase of antiTB drugs five years ago. The SPE filed the chargesheet against Sharma on Saturday in Special Judge...
  • Karuna asked me to turn against Jaya, says Sasikala December 22, 2012

    Bangalore: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala Natarajan on Saturday claimed in a special court here that DMK chief M Karunanidhi had in 1996 offered to exclude her from the wealth case against the AIADMK supremo if she turned against her. As the Special Judge concluded recording of her...
  • Considering review of Prevention of Corruption Act: PM October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on the issue of corruption at the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) ongoing seminar in Delhi. He called for a review of existing laws to ensure honest public servants aren't harassed while the corrupt are booked. "We are also considering amendments to the Prevention...
  • Antigraft Act can be invoked even after repeal: SC September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Officials engaged in corrupt practices prior to repeal of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1947 can be prosecuted under the repealed Act, even if the FIR was registered, subsequent to the repeal of the enactment, the Supreme Court has ruled. A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash...
  • Adarsh scam: Two more accused apply for bail June 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Days after the special CBI court granted bail to seven accused in the Adarsh Society scam, two more accused have filed their bail applications. Former city civic chief Jairaj Phatak and former state chief information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari approached the sessions court on Monday, saying the CBI has not...
  • SC upholds conviction of duo for Rs 100 bribe May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: More than 17 years after being caught demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 100 from a patient at a government hospital, the Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of two employees under Prevention of Corruption Act. But since the incident was nearly twodecadesold and the duo Mukut...
  • CBI grills senior executives of Vectra Group April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday questioned two senior executives of the Vectra Group in connection with alleged irregularities in the supply of allterrain Tatra Vehicles to the Army. Chief Financial Officer of Vectra Investments, Vikram Kakaiya and another senior executive Anil Mansaramani were grilled at length by CBI sleuths at...
  • Spouse of corrupt official equally guilty: Bombay HC April 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday ruled that even spouses of corrupt government officials who have benefited from the unlawfully acquired wealth are equally guilty. Justice V R Kingaonkar of the Bombay HC gave this ruling while holding the wife of a public servant guilty of abetment in a...