Sting Operations

  • Conspiracy to give elections a communal colour: Rajnath Singh on Ayodha sting April 5, 2014

    Referring to a sting operation on the demolition of Babri Mosque, Bhartiya Janta Party national president Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged anti-BJP parties were conspiring to give elections a communal colour. "At a time when several agencies had already probed into the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya and the...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians March 25, 2014

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...
  • AAP sacks two leaders for demanding money in exchange of party tickets March 21, 2014

    Sending out a strong message to party office bearers, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sacked two leaders from Uttar Pradesh for demanding money in exchange of party tickets. Addressing a press conference at his Tilak Lane residence, AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal announced sacking of Awadh zone convener Aruna Singh...
  • Protests after Bangalore reporters jailed for sting attempt March 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Media persons in Bangalore staged a protest after two journalists caught trying to do a sting operation on Karnataka's power Minister DK Shivakumar were detained by the police. Both the journalists are employees of a Kannada channel. The under cover reporters had approached the minister two weeks ago posing as...
  • 2 reporters arrested for trying to 'sting' Karnataka Minister March 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Two reporters of Kannada TV news channel TV9 have been arrested for trying to 'sting' Karnataka Power minister DK Shivakumar. The incident took place when the reporters posed as the representative of a London based power Company while meeting Shivakumar and tried to bribe him. They had requested for a...
  • Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman, convicted in arms deal case, dies March 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman died on Saturday in Hyderabad after a prolonged illness. The 73-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad. Bangaru had to step down as the president of the BJP after a sting operation by Tehelka and was convicted by a court in...
  • UP House summons TV staff who conducted sting operation on Muzaffarnagar riots December 10, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday summoned the executives of a private TV channel for "not cooperating" with a House panel probing its sting operation into alleged political interference during the Muzaffarnagar riots. All parties, except BJP, supported the resolution to summon the executives by voice-vote after the all-party committee, led...
  • Sting operation: Court to consider AAP's plea on January 25 November 27, 2013

    A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed January 25 for considering the criminal defamation complaint filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the CEO of news portal 'Media Sarkar' for releasing a "doctored" video allegedly showing some party candidates accepting funds through illegal means. The AAP's defamation complaint came up for hearing...
  • EC refutes AAP's claim of getting clean chit in sting operation November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday rejected Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal's claims that the party has been given a clean chit in the sting operation. According to the sting operation by Media Sarkar, AAP leaders were allegedly shown accepting funds illegally. Election Commissioner HS Brahma said the commission...
  • CD row: AAP files defamation suit against journalist Anuranjan Jha November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has filed a defamation suit against journalist Anuranjan Jha who released the sting operation allegedly showing prominent AAP members accepting funds without proper background check. The party has also sued news channel 'India News' in relation with the case. The defamation suit comes just a day...
  • AAP says sting CD doctored, edited to show candidates in poor light November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday accessed the sting CD raw footage from the Election Commission and carried its own investigation. The party claimed that the Media Sarkar sting CD is doctored and important parts were deleted and edited to show the party members in poor light. The...
  • Sting operation: AAP accesses CD raw footage, says it's doctored November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday managed to access the sting CD raw footage from the Election Commission and said that it was doctored. AAP member Yogendra Yadav and a team of six volunteers went through the entire footage and concluded that it was a doctored CD. The party is convinced...
  • AAP to file defamation suit against website for sting operation November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After a sting operation allegedly showed its candidates accepting funds, the Aam Aadmi Party has now threatened to file a defamation suit against the website which conducted it, claiming that the CD is doctored. Backing its candidates and alleging conspiracy, the AAP leaders have requested the Election Commission to...
  • AAP stands by its candidates, requests EC to investigate the case November 23, 2013

    A day after a sting operation allegedly showed its candidates accepting funds, the AAP has decided to stand by its candidates, requesting the EC instead to investigate the matter. It has also threatened to take the CEO of Media Sarkar - Anuranjan Jha and media channels to court for defamation. ...
  • Will give sting operation raw CD to EC, not to AAP, says journalist November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Media Sarkar journalist Anuranjhan Jha has rejected Aam Aadmi Party's demand for the raw tapes of the sting operation carried out by him. He said he won't give the tapes to AAP, but to the Election Commission directly. "Who is AAP to give us a time? We will give...
  • Give us raw sting CDs by 3 pm or we'll assume they're doctored: AAP November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Facing heat over sting operations on its members, the Aam Aadmi Party has demanded that the media house that conducted the operations provides the raw footage by 3 pm on Friday. The party had earlier given a deadline of 11 am, which it has now extended by another...
  • Sting operation a handiwork of a big party: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi November 22, 2013

    New Delhi: An embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party just ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls as a sting operation showed top leaders including Shazia Ilmi ready to accept funds without proper background checks. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal has promised action within 24 hours. Shazia Ilmi defended herself by saying, "The...
  • UP home guard who exposed graft in his department dies mysteriously October 21, 2013

    Lucknow: In a shocking development in Uttar Pradesh, the whistleblower who had revealed that bribes were being paid by home guards to their commandants in parts of Uttar Pradesh to fix duties of their choice, has died under mysterious circumstances. Home guard whistleblower Munesh fell from a moving train in...
  • Panel asked to probe TV sting involving Azam Khan to meet on October 17 October 14, 2013

    A committee to probe the veracity of a sting operation by a news channel, reportedly showing political interference in functioning of police during the Muzaffarnagar riots, would hold its first meeting on October 17, a state official said on Monday. The sting showed police and administrative officials in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar saying...
  • Opponents rattled by Modi's elevation within the party: BJP on sting operation CD, Vanzara letter September 4, 2013

    BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said, I don't think Vanzara has made any comment against Narendra Modi personally. He might have spoken out of frustration." ...
  • Sting operation CD, Vanzara letter heat up Congress vs Modi battle September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Many are questioning the timing of Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara's letter as it came to light just a day after a freelance journalist tried to expose prominent BJP leaders for allegedly trying to shield Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah. The gloves are clearly off in the battle between...
  • Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case: The sting operation controversy September 3, 2013

    The Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case has hit headlines yet again with a new sting operation. The sting operation done by a freelance journalist has caught on camera top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders allegedly discussing how to protect former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter, where he...
  • Prajapati case: CD allegedly shows BJP leaders shielding Amit Shah September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has reacted to a sting operation by a freelance journalist, which caught on camera top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders allegedly discussing how to protect former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in the Tulsiram Prajapati encounter, where he is accused of murder. Calling it shameful,...
  • 10 cops face suspension after getting caught with their hands dirty in sting op July 29, 2013

    Ten policemen, posted in Gautam Buddha Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, were suspended after they were caught on camera purportedly accepting commissions from private hospitals for bringing accident victims. "Ten policemen, including nine head constables, have been suspended by SSP Preetinder Singh yesterday," a senior police officer said. The policemen were shown...
  • Aadhar will bring transparency in the banking sector: Latha Venketesh June 20, 2013

    With successive Cobrapost sting operations revealing widespread violation of RBI guidelines and rules by state-owned banks, private Indian banks and even foreign banks, how can the system be streamlined so that the banks tow the line? CNBC-TV18's banking editor Latha Venkatesh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q....
  • Some truth in Cobrapost expose, will take action: RBI May 30, 2013

    Ahmedabad: There is "some truth" in Cobrapost's allegations of wrong doings by banks and RBI has issued notices to their managements, central bank Governor D Subbarao said on Thursday. "We have done study of those banks, investigated them ... We have done a larger study of those banks and we have...
  • Money laundering: NABARD gives clean chit to cooperative banks May 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Amid allegations of cooperative banks being used as conduits for money laundering, NABARD, which jointly regulates such lenders, has said that it has found no shortcoming pointing towards any such activity. "Every year we do an inspection and we have not found anything like that," National Bank for Agriculture...
  • RBI probes Cobrapost report, reveals major violations by banks May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India is probing the Cobrapost sting operation on alleged money laundering by top banks. The RBI report has revealed major irregularities in top banks. The report shows string of violations on several counts. Sources say the RBI report reveals dummy PANs, unknown NRO IDs,...
  • Is the entire banking and finance system prone to money laundering? May 6, 2013

    As many as 23 public and private sector banks and insurance companies were on Monday accused of "running a nation-wide money laundering racket" by online portal Cobrapost, prompting the Finance Ministry and regulator IRDA to initiate independent investigations into the matter. ...