Task Force

  • STF arrests Maoist, seize Rs 63,000 cash 19-04-2014 03:03 PM

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Saturday by Special Task Force (STF) from Buxar and a levy moneyof Rs 63,000 recovered from him, a senior police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the STF team arrested Azad Paswan from Sikaraul police station of Buxar, Inspector General of Police Amit...
  • MP High Court rejects pleas seeking CBI probe into MPPEB scam 17-04-2014 09:33 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected a bunch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. A total of 14 petitions, demanding investigation by the central agency into the scam were filed in the High Court pertaining to irregularities in selection/ appointments made...
  • Naxalite arrested after encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh 15-04-2014 03:48 PM

    A Naxalite was arrested following an encounter with security personnel in the insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said. The Ultra was arrested following the gun-battle between rebels and the joint squad of Special Task Force (STF) and district force in Chandameta forests under Darbha police station limits,...
  • Three students arrested in connection with PMT scam 02-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested three students and their fathers in connection with the multi-crore pre-medical test (PMT) scam, police said. Amit Kanse and his father Satyam, Ravindra Kharte and his father Madan and Rinki Jhauvri and her father Ramprakash, all residents of adjoining Dewas district,...
  • 2.83 quintals of ganja seized in Patna, nine arrested 29-03-2014 07:18 PM

    2.83 quintals of ganja was seized from two vehicles and nine persons including the kingpin of the gang were arrested, police said in Patna on Saturday. The seizure was carried out by the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) and Special Task Force of the Bihar Police. "The gang procured huge consignments...
  • Underworld don Raja Shetty gang's four members arrested by Uttar Pradesh STF 27-03-2014 09:21 PM

    Special Task Force of Uttar Pradeshpolice arrested four active members of a gang headed byunderworld don Raja Shetty from Gorkahpur district. Wasim Alam Siddiqui, Shekh Shahabuddin, Ankit KumarKashyap and Shah Alam were arrested from different parts ofGorakhpur on Wednesday, SSP STF Amit Pathak told reporters in Lucknow. He said their...
  • STF arrests man involved in smuggling of forest goods 23-03-2014 08:45 PM

    A man, who is part of a gang involved in smuggling of forest goods and wildlife, was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from Bahraich district, official sources said in Lucknow. Tejpal Maurya was arrested on a tip off on Saturday by the team of STF and a forest...
  • Notorious criminal walks free after acquittal in eighth case 15-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Notorious criminal Sushil alias Mounch was acquitted by a court in Muzaffarnagar in a murder case, the eighth case in which he has been exonerated this week paving way for his release from jail. He was acquitted on Friday in the murder case of one Hasin, who was shot dead...
  • Police announce cash award for arrest of absconding senior IPS officer 07-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Police Special TaskForce (STF) has announced a reward of Rs 3,000 for the arrestof absconding senior IPS officer and suspended DeputyInspector General (DIG) R K Shivhare who is an accused in theMadhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination (MPPEB) scam. The IPS officer who is an accused in thePre-Postgraduate (Medical)...
  • Order CBI probe into MPPEB scam, Congress tells CM 24-02-2014 08:13 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Arun Yadav demanded that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should hand over the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam probe to the CBI after fresh revelations by the Special Task Force (STF). "In the light of fresh revelations that has also pointed fingers at...
  • Top Maoist arrested in Muzaffarpur 15-02-2014 08:10 PM

    A top Maoist, involved in more than 30 serious naxal incidents, was arrested on Sunday in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, a top police officer said. A top Maoist, involved in more than 30 serious naxal incidents, was arrested on Sundayin Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, a top police officer said. Ram...
  • Police trash reports of minorities affairs minister's alleged IM links 07-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Bihar Police on Friday rubbished media reports quoting a central security agency that the state Minorities Welfare Minister Shahid Ali Khan was suspected to have links with two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives. "We have received reports from Motihari and Sitamarhi SPs that Khan has no link with the two IM...
  • STF arrests MPPEB scam accused OP Shukla 07-02-2014 08:15 AM

    An Officer on Special Duty (OSD), who is an accused in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examinations Board (MPPEB) scam, surrendered to the Special Task Force (STF) in Bhopal on Thursday. OP Shukla was posted as OSD with the then MP Technical Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma. A senior STF official said...
  • PMT scam: SAIMS chairman in judicial remand till February 17 04-02-2014 04:03 PM

    A local court has remanded the chairman of Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) Vinod Bhandari in judicial custody till February 17 in connection with the multi-crore 2012 Pre Medical Test scam. Bhandari, who has been charged with forgery, cheating, violation of IT Act and criminal conspiracy, was sent...
  • Assets worth Rs 2.5 crore found from PMT scam accused's houses 30-01-2014 08:52 AM

    Lokayukta Police on Wednesday claimed to have discovered assets worth over Rs 2.5 crore following searches at the residences of former examination controller of MP Professional Examination Board and in Bhopal. A 15-member Lokayukta team searched the house of Dr Pankaj Trivedi, the main accused in the scam, at Vinay...
  • PMT case: MPPEB cracks whip on 200 students 26-01-2014 06:07 PM

    Rattled by the allegations of Pre-Medical Test scam under its watch, the Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) has decided to cancel candidature of 200 students, who have appeared for PMTs since 2012, for allegedly using unfair means to clear the exams. The action to nullify the specific PMTs these students had...
  • Nitish Kumar transfers 11 IPS officers 23-01-2014 08:56 AM

    A day after shifting 160 DSP-level officers, the Nitish Kumar government on Wednesday transfered 11 IPS officers, including Superintendent of Police of several districts, to further tone up the police administration in the state. Rajiv Mishra, SP of Lakhisarai was made the new Traffic SP in place of city SP...
  • MP STF arrests 2 police recruits for using proxy in exam 22-01-2014 03:55 PM

    Two persons were arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force for allegedly using fraudulent means to pass a police recruitment examination in Bhopal. Sunil Dutt Sharma, a resident of Amabh in Morena district, and Ram Ikhtiyar Singh Gurjar of Bhind were arrested on Tuesday after they were found to...
  • Fundamentalist forces are a threat to society: Digvijaya Singh 07-01-2014 05:24 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Tuesday he was strongly against fundamentalist forces of all kinds as they are a threat to the society. "I have always held the view that fundamentalist forces, whether they represent Hindus or Muslims, pose the same amount of threat to society," Singh told...
  • Medical admission scam: STF files supplementary chargesheet against 34 persons 27-12-2013 10:12 AM

    The Special Task Force (STF) of police on Thursday filed a supplementary charge-sheet against 34 persons including the former examination controller of the Professional Examination Board in the pre-medical test scam. The scam relates to a racket which facilitated admission to medical courses by illegal means. District prosecution officer Vimal...
  • 130 booked in connection with irregularities in recruitment of teachers 18-12-2013 05:12 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh Special TaskForce (STF) has registered two FIRs against former StateTechnical Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and 129 othersin connection with alleged irregularities in the examinationfor the recruitment of Grade II and III Contractual Teachersconducted by MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). Both the FIRs named Sharma as accused and...
  • Karnataka: Corrupt IAS, IPS should be shot dead in public, says ex-DGP 23-11-2013 04:08 PM

    Bangalore: Former Director General of Police of Karnataka Shankar Bidari has sparked off a controversy on Saturday by saying that all corrupt people should be shot dead in the public. Addressing an event he said that all corrupt IAS and IPS officers should be shot dead in open or else...
  • 2009 Khagaria carnage: Main accused arrested from Haryana 20-11-2013 08:10 AM

    Bihar police on Tuesday arrested the main accuse of the 2009 carnage in Khagaria district in which 16 persons from Jhajhar in Haryana were killed. Special Task Force (STF) arrested Manoj Sada and another person Sanjay Sada from a place under Beri police station of Jhajhar district on Tuesday morning,...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Panel arrives in Hyderabad to study division modalities 29-10-2013 12:12 PM

    A special task force headed by former Director General of CRPF K Vijayakumar, constituted by Union Ministry of Home Affairs to study security scenario that would arise upon the proposed division of Andhra Pradesh among other thingsarrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Vijayakumar told reporters on his arrival that he would...
  • West Bengal: 7 infants die in 24 hours, high level probe ordered 19-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Malda: In more cases of infant deaths in West Bengal, seven infants have died in less than 24 hours at a government hospital in Malda. A high level task force has been appointed to probe the deaths. While the authorities at the Malda Medical College are claiming that some of...
  • PMT: Chargesheet filed against MPPEB officials, racketeers 06-10-2013 12:23 AM

    Special Task Force, on Saturday, filed a chargesheet against 28 persons in connection with the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam allegedly involving Madhya Pradesh Proessional Examination Board (MPPEB) officials and racketeers. The scam pertains to alleged nexus between the MPPEB officials and private members who connived together to secure admission for...
  • MP-PMT scam: Ex-Director of state professional examination board suspended 04-10-2013 05:20 PM

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Governor has suspended former Director and Controller of Examinations of MP Professional Examination Board (PEB), Pankaj Trivedi in connection with the alleged Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Official sources said in Bhopal on Friday that the decision to suspend Trivedi was taken on Thursday. The move comes...
  • Man wanted in Dehradun fraud case arrested from Bhopal 04-09-2013 03:08 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a man in Bhopal in connection with a fraud case which was registered by CBI in New Delhi. According to STF officials, accused Avinash Agarwal is wanted in a case relating to illegal withdrawal of Rs 9.27 crore from the account of...
  • Students clash: Locals block NH-11, prohibitory orders imposed 25-08-2013 03:03 PM

    Tension continued to grip Dausa after a clash had erupted between two groups during students' union election in Jaipur, with prohibitory orders being imposed in the district. Locals, mostly Gujjars, blocked National Highway-11 connecting Jaipur with Agra causing traffic disruptions on the route. The area is under heavy police deployment...
  • Karnataka: Over 34 per cent seats lying vacant under RTE 18-08-2013 08:12 AM

    Bangalore: Lack of proper implementation of RTE has affected the students in Karnataka with over 34 per cent of seats including 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, lying vacant in the schools in the state. One of the reasons for the seats lying vacant remains that many parents and students...