Tehelka Sting Operation

  • 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...
  • Ex-BJP President Bangaru Laxman to walk out of jail October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman will walk out of Tihar Jail on Friday evening after Delhi High Court granted him bail in the fake arms deal case on Thursday. Bangaru had been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison after he was caught on camera taking a...
  • Bangaru Laxman jailed, political blame game begins April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Eleven years after a sting operation showed him taking a bribe of RS 1 lakh, former BJP President Bangaru Laxman was fined Rs 1 lakh and sentenced to four years in prison. His lawyers said they would contest the verdict and in the meanwhile Laxman will continue to...
  • Shun 'chalta hai' syndrome: Court on arms sting April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years in jail in the 2001 fake arms deal case. Bangaru has also been imposed with a fine of Rs one lakh. Bangaru was convicted for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push a defence deal...
  • Will appeal in HC: Bangaru Laxman's lawyer April 28, 2012

    Bangaru Laxman's lawyers termed the court's order as 'harsh punishment' and said the court should have considered factors like his medical status. ...
  • Fake arms deal case: Bangaru's sentencing today April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman spent his first night in jail on Friday. The Supreme Court convicted Bangaru for taking a Rs one lakh bribe to push a defence deal in a sting operation 11 years ago. The court in its 155-page judgement on Thursday said Laxman received...
  • Fake arms deal sting returns to haunt BJP April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Eleven years after it broke, the Tehelka sting operation has returned to haunt the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A court on Friday convicted former party president Bangaru Laxman who was caught on camera taking Rs 1 lakh bribe. As the BJP distanced itself from him, the Congress was...