RACKET

  • Four held for running flesh trade racket in Maharashtra February 14, 2015

    Maharashtra: Police busted a prostitution racket after conducting raids at various places in Arni town in the district and arrested four persons, an official said on Saturday. The sleuths of crime branch conducted raids last evening and took 20 sex workers into custody but later released them on bail. According to...
  • Punjab & Haryana HC stays transfer of ED official probing Majithia in drug scam January 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the implementation of transfer orders of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Assistant Director Niranjan Singh who is probing synthetic drug racket case. He had also summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26 in the drug racket. The decision was taken on...
  • Jodhpur National University chairman arrested in fake degree racket January 9, 2015

    Jaipur: A private university chairman of Jodhpur has been arrested for allegedly providing fake degrees to students without their appearing in examinations, officials said. Kamal Mehta, chairman of Jodhpur National University was arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police from outside a hotel in Delhi, for his involvement in...
  • Punjab government holds sit-in protest against drug trade near international borders January 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal is holding a sit-in protest against drug trade in the state. SAD is holding the sit-in near the international borders making a pitch for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan to stop flow of drugs. SAD has blamed the Border Security Force...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Drug racket case: ABVP protestors demand Bikram Singh Majithia's resignation December 26, 2014

    As ED summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the drug case, ABVP supporters protested against Majithia in Jalandhar. "Even though he is a minister, he should not be spared. We demand for Majithia's resignation," said a protestor. ...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning December 26, 2014

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case December 21, 2014

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • I had no knowledge about it: Priyanka Chopra on the alleged sex racket that was being run from her property in Mumbai November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Commenting on recent reports about her flat being used to run a sex racket, actress Priyanka Chopra says she had no clue about what was happening in her property as she doesn't snoop around. "When we rent properties we don't go and check what is happening in the bedroom....
  • Delhi: International drug racket busted; 2 Sri Lankans among 3 held October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the arrest of three men in Chennai including two Sri Lankan nationals and recovery of heroin worth Rs 50 crore, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has claimed to have busted an international drug cartel. "The accused have been identified as Mayelerum Perumal alias Mailu, a...
  • Prostitution racket busted in Goa, 2 victims rescued October 10, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa Police Crime Branch has busted a prostitution racket, arresting five pimps and rescuing two victims, police said on Friday. One pimp Harvinder Singh from Chandigarh is aged 30 while all the others are in their 20s, police said. The other accused have been identified as Saurabh Amarnath Bajaj, 25,...
  • Vinod Kumar Binny booked for making false allegations against AAP leader September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi legislator Vinod Kumar Binny was on Saturday booked for allegedly levelling false charges at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba. In her complaint, Lamba has alleged that Binny, the Lakshmi Nagar MLA, had falsely alleged on social media that she was running a sex racket at...
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gangraped and converted and were being...
  • Mumbai Police busts fake rubber stamp racket July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Major fake rubber stamp racket was busted by the Navi Mumbai police on Sunday. Two people have been arrested and one of them is the son of a police official. The arrested accused have been identified as Rajkumar Balbar (28), a resident of Naigaon police colony in Dadar, who...
  • Hawala racket busted in Patna, three arrested July 5, 2014

    The Patna police busted a hawala racket on Friday after arresting three people, police said. A police team arrested three people near Gandhi Maidan here and recovered Rs.16 lakh in cash and 36 ATM cards from their possession, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. "We have been interrogating the three...
  • Fake passport racket busted; six Sri Lankan Tamils arrested June 23, 2014

    Chennai: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a fake passport and visa racket with the arrest of six Sri Lankan Tamils residing here. Police said they were on the lookout for persons who had obtained the fake travel documents. The gang, which charged Rs 30,000 per 'passport', was nabbed...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • Guerrilla hideout busted in Kishtwar June 16, 2014

    Jammu: A guerrilla hideout was busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and a cache of arms and ammunition recovered, a defence official said. "Based on the specific intelligence inputs about presence of a militant hideout, a joint operation was launched by the Rashtriya Rifles and the state police in Bunda...
  • Breakthrough in Kerala child trafficking racket, middleman held June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In its first major breakthrough in the Kerala child trafficking racket, the Crime Branch has arrested middle man Shakeel for involvement in the racket. Shakeel has been named by many children and parents as the person behind bringing them to Kerala. According to the parents and children, he told them...
  • Mumbai: Sex racket busted at flat owned by BJP MP Satyapal Singh June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A prostitution racket allegedly being run from a flat in Mumbai owned by former Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh, now a BJP Member of Parliament, has been busted and the apartment's caretaker arrested. Two young women were rescued from the flat in suburban Andheri, which was raided on Saturday, police...
  • Fake insurance racket busted, police arrest agent May 31, 2014

    Indore police's crime branch on Saturday arrested a Delhibased man who, along with his associates, is suspected to have duped insurance policyholders across the country. Additional Superintendent Police Dilip Soni said that Sunil Sirpurker, a local resident, had filed a complaint in this regard. According to Sirpurker, he received a call from a...
  • Case registered against kidney racket operating on Facebook May 22, 2014

    An FIR was registered on Thursday by the police at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow on a complaint of a senior IPS officer, who alleged that members of a kidney racket are using social networking site Facebook to lure people to sell their vital organs. The case has been registered...
  • Rajasthan Police recover fake currency of Rs 3.37 lakh, one arrested May 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Police's Special Operation Group claimed to have busted an interstate fake currency racket, with the arrest of one person and recovery of counterfeit currency of over Rs 3.37 lakh from him. The suspected money carrier, Surjeet Kumar Yadav of Itawa, was arrested with fake currency of Rs 3,37,500 outside Kanpur...
  • ED files fresh FIR against hawala operator Afroz Phatta April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a fresh FIR against Afroz Phatta, who was arrested last month in Surat in connection with an alleged hawala racket to the tune of Rs 700 crore, on money laundering charges. Sources said Phatta, who was summoned by the ED, appeared before officials...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress says Modi has links with a hawala operator, releases photos April 28, 2014

    After Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Congress leader Ahmed Patel of being involved in a hawala racket, the Congress has hit back. The Congress has accused Modi of having links with a hawala operator. The Congress claimed that the Enforcement Directorate of Surat and Ahmedabad had...