TASK FORCE

  • FIR against STF personnel for murder, abduction in Chittoor encounter: Police tells Andhra HC April 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: An FIR has been registered for murder and abduction against Special Task Force policemen for killing 20 alleged red sander smugglers on April 7 in Chhittoor district, police told the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday. The FIR was registered after a complaint was filed by one of the killer...
  • Senior ministers discuss Sukma attack, famer's issues April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior central ministers met at the residence of union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday for an "informal" meeting which discussed the Maoist attack at Sukma in Chhattisgarh and the issues concerning farmers, informed sources in said. The meeting was held in the absence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Chhattisgarh: Bodies of 7 policemen killed in Naxal ambush to be brought to Raipur today April 12, 2015

    Raipur: A day after a Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the bodies of the seven policemen who were killed in the encounter will be brought to Raipur on Sunday. Twelve other policemen were also injured in the incident. The two-hour gunbattle took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of...
  • African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram January 30, 2015

    Addis Ababa: The African Union called for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. "Boko Haram's horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard for human lives, and wanton destruction of property are unmatched," Dlamini-Zuma said...
  • Dawood Ibrahim gang member arrested in Mumbai January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a member of Dawood Ibrahim's gang in Mumbai, an official said on Tuesday. In a joint operation carried out by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Lucknow police, the Dawood gang member, Tariq Parveen, was arrested from Mumbai late on Monday after a tip-off. Lucknow...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC seeks Maharashtra STF, CBI's reply December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him. In an...
  • Bangalore rape: State to set up task force to ensure safety of students in schools November 3, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of recurring incidents of sexual assault on minor girls in schools, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said a task force will be constituted to coordinate between managements and parents. "A task force will be constituted in a day or two. It will hold regular meetings with managements...
  • Task Force on India Post to submit report by year-end: Centre October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Task Force set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leverage post office's network in the country in a bid to enhance the role of India Posts in the financial inclusion, among others, will submit its report by the end of this year, a top government official...
  • STF arrests two arms smugglers with weapons August 11, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested two arms smugglers with weapons from a village in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip off, a STF team raided Sandalpur village on Sunday night and arrested the arms smugglers Pramod Singh and his son Ranvir Kumar and seized two regular...
  • STF arrests two arms suppliers with Maoist link July 31, 2014

    Two arms suppliers suspected of having links with Maoists were arrested by Bihar special task force (STF) from a village market in Bihar's Bhojpur district. The STF team raided Narayanpur Bazar area in the district following a tip off and caught the suppliers, including a woman, police said. The two have been...
  • National policy for domestic workers under government consideration July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There are an estimated at 41.33 lakh domestic workers in the country and a policy framework prepared by a task force to ensure their welfare is under Centre's consideration, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday informed. In a written reply, Minister of State for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti July 28, 2014

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Naxal wanted in several crime cases arrested in Kondagaon July 17, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested and a cache of ammunition and electronic gadgets recovered in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, where security personnel exchanged fire with rebels, police said. Jugdhar Muria, a member of banned CPI (Maoist), was nabbed from his native Lakhapuri village under Mardpal police station limits on Tuesday...
  • Scindia demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam June 30, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has demanded a CBI probe into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam and also resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on moral grounds. "The probe should be handed over to the CBI and Chouhan should step down from Chief Minister's post on moral...
  • MPPEB scam: Arrest warrants issued against seven June 27, 2014

    Arrest warrants have been issued against two Biharbased impersonators in police constable recruitment exam case and five others, including a parent in forest guard recruitment exam case by a competent court, a Special Task Force release said on Friday. In the police recruitment exam case, arrest warrants were issued against impersonators...
  • MPPEB scam: Former MP Minister Laxmikant Sharma arrested again June 26, 2014

    Former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma was arrested again by the Special Task Force (STF) today, in connection with his alleged involvement in the weights and measures inspector exam scam case. Sharma, who was earlier arrested for his alleged role in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) exam scam is...
  • Four Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    Four Naxals, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's Maoisthit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadres, Sonsai (35), Kheduram Yadav (50) and Ganesh Nuruti (40), were nabbed from Naraynpur police station limits by a joint team of STF (Special Task Force) and...
  • 3member committee formed to probe CPMT papers leak June 24, 2014

    A threemember committee of the Uttar Pradesh government's IT department has been assigned to probe the Combined PreMedical Test (CPMT) papers leak, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has constituted the committee to be headed by Principal Secretary (IT) Jeevesh Nandan and has named Director General Medical Education...
  • MPPEB scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation case after Cong allegations June 23, 2014

    Unfazed over allegations of wrongdoings in Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said he will soon file a defamation case on the issue. However, he did not specify against whom he wished to do so. "We have verified all information about allegations and...
  • Bihar STF seizes fake currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh June 18, 2014

    In an early morning swoop, the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police arrested a person from Patna Junction and seized Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the purported value of Rs 10 lakh from him. Inspector General (Operations) Amit Kumar said the arrested person has been identified as Mina Jod...
  • VYAPAM scam: Former Madhya Pradesh minister Laxmikant Sharma resigns from BJP June 16, 2014

    Laxmikant Sharma on Monday resigned from BJP after he was sent to four days of police remand by a local court after his arrest in connection with the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Sharma was arrested on Sunday by the Special Task Force (STF), probing into the scam, from...
  • MPPEB scam: STF declares Rs 5,000 reward for info on Sudhir Sharma June 15, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has declared a reward of Rs 5,000 for whosoever provides information about mining baron Sudhir Sharma, alleged to be involved in police constable recruitment examination scam. The examination was conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). "A reward of Rs 5,000 has been...
  • STF constituted to conduct intensive combing operations for bodies near Kedarnath June 14, 2014

    With human skeletal remains still being found in Kedar valley, the Uttarakhand government on Saturday constituted a special task force (STF) to conduct intensive combing operations in the forests adjoining Kedarnath in search of bodies. The task force, headed by Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal, has been set up as...
  • For better policing, 5 SPs attached to DGP office June 6, 2014

    In the ongoing exercise to improve policing in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday removed police chiefs of five districts and attached them to the DGP office in Lucknow besides posting a new IG of special task force (STF). A home department spokesman said the CM has...
  • Former Bank Manager, Assistant arrested for Rs 34 crore fraud June 3, 2014

    A former South Indian Bank manager and his assistant have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a Rs 34 crore fraud case two years ago. Uttarakhand Police and sleuths of Special Task Force, led by Senior Superintendent of Police DC Dhondiyal, arrested former SIB Manager Manoj Kumar Aar from Tamil...
  • Police arrest former bank manager, assistant for Rs 34 crore fraud June 3, 2014

    A former South Indian Bank manager and his assistant have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a Rs 34 crore fraud case two years ago. Uttarakhand Police and sleuths of Special Task Force, led by Senior Superintendent of Police DC Dhondiyal, arrested former SIB Manager Manoj Kumar Aar from Tamil...
  • Woman Naxal arrested by joint security forces, arms recovered May 27, 2014

    A woman Naxal was on Monday arrested following a prolonged exchange of fire between the security forces and the redultras in the insurgencyhit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The encounter took place in the hilly area under the limits of Mohla police station along ChhattisgarhMaharashtra border, a senior police official...
  • PWD engineer in trouble for helping daughter clear PMT exam through unfair means May 19, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) is on the lookout for a senior engineer of the PWD in connection with the PMT scam as he allegedly got his daughter admitted to a government medical college through unfair means in exchange of a hefty amount of money. The STF is searching Executive...
  • Bihar police arrest three arm suppliers, ammunition, ganja seized May 8, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police on Wednesday netted three arms suppliers from Sohsarai police station area in Nalanda district and seized 120 rounds of bullets from them. The STF also recovered Rs 7,400 in cash and a few mobile phones from their possession. Officials said the apprehended persons...
  • 27 medical college students expelled for alleged involvement in MPPEB scam April 30, 2014

    Twentyseven students of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) medical college were expelled on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the multicrore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in the PreMedical Test (PMT). The college authorities said here today that these 27 students had cleared the PMT2012 allegedly through fraudulent means after...