Tag: Central Bureau of Investigation

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  • CBI in a Democracy

    CBI in a Democracy

    The Government has been very badly advised. The accused in the CBI case has been posted to a coveted job and the complainant has been reprimanded. This reminds one of the warning sounded by one of the greatest sons of independent India, the immortal Sardar Patel: 'Don't tinker with the all-India services. It will damage good governance no end'. The nation has just unveiled with great pride its tallest statue of the immeasurably tall Son of India. Let history not record that it was just an empty gesture.

    March 11, 2019
  • CBI’s existential crisis

    CBI’s existential crisis

    The crusade against corruption will never succeed unless there is a powerful anti-corruption agency, with a Director of impeccable integrity at the helm. The CBI Act, which has been gathering dust, ought to be speedily enacted to insulate the entity from extraneous pressures and influences. For this, there are models in other countries which can be suitably adapted.

    March 5, 2019
  • ICICI-Videocon case: ED raids homes of Chanda Kochhar, Venugopal Dhoot

    ICICI-Videocon case: ED raids homes of Chanda Kochhar, Venugopal Dhoot

    Kochhar is accused of "sanctioning loans to private companies in a criminal conspiracy with other accused to cheat the ICICI Bank".

    March 1, 2019
  • Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biwsas shot dead, party accuses BJP

    Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biwsas shot dead, party accuses BJP

    Biswas was fatally shot while attending the puja inauguration programme in Phulbari.

    February 10, 2019
  • Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar summoned by CBI for questioning on February 9

    Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar summoned by CBI for questioning on February 9

    The move comes a day after the CBI chief Rishi Kumar Shukla posted 10 of its officials temporarily in Kolkata.

    February 7, 2019
  • Mr Mitra’s matrix

    Mr Mitra’s matrix

    Prudence would have suggested a dramatic improvement in the Anganwadi and Asha sectors and the decrepit primary healthcare in the wider canvas.

    February 6, 2019
  • Disastrous distrust

    Disastrous distrust

    Sadly, the political controversy over his selection raises doubts if he has what it takes to restore credibility to the premier investigation agency when its reputation has hit rock bottom.

    February 5, 2019
  • Drifting governance

    Drifting governance

    In the din and bustle of television debates on the Rafale deal and the removal of the CBI Director, Alok Varma, the nation was not adequately informed about the damage to the anti-corruption drive, most particularly when the BJP-led NDA government diluted the Prevention of Anti-Corruption Act, 1988 by repealing Section 13(1)(d), which deals with ‘abuse of public office‘. Another provision dealing with acquisition of disproportionate assets was diluted. The dilution of the anti-corruption law suits all political parties.

    January 31, 2019
  • Rakesh Asthana suffers major setback as HC refuses to quash FIR, might be arrested

    Rakesh Asthana suffers major setback as HC refuses to quash FIR, might be arrested

    In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government had appointed senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana as Special Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in October 2017.

    January 11, 2019
  • Nageswara Rao again takes over duties of CBI Director

    Nageswara Rao again takes over duties of CBI Director

    Nageswara Rao had earlier been appointed as the interim Director of the premier investigating agency on October 23 after the then CBI Director Verma was divested of his powers and sent on leave.

    January 11, 2019
  • Stop abusing CBI, NIA for political vendetta, Mehbooba Mufti asks Centre

    Stop abusing CBI, NIA for political vendetta, Mehbooba Mufti asks Centre

    In a tweet, Mufti said, “Time for the Central government to stop misusing its influence to arm-twist investigative agencies like (the) NIA and CBI for political vendetta."

    January 8, 2019
  • AugustaWestland deal: Christian Michel sent to seven-day ED remand

    AugustaWestland deal: Christian Michel sent to seven-day ED remand

    Michel, who was produced before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, was arrested by the ED which had asked for 15-day custody of the British national.

    December 22, 2018
  • PNB Fraud Case: DRT serves notice to Nirav Modi, family to recover 7,000 crore

    PNB Fraud Case: DRT serves notice to Nirav Modi, family to recover 7,000 crore

    It revealed shocking details of how Nirav Modi and his uncle, Mehul Choksi, in connivance with some bank officials had duped the bank by issuing fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) for the huge amount at PNB's flagship Brady House Branch in south Mumbai, since 2011.

    December 10, 2018
  • AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited to India, likely to be produced in court today

    AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited to India, likely to be produced in court today

    The extradition comes as a major boost to the Indian agencies investigating the bribery angle in the contract

    December 5, 2018
  • Governance creaks

    Governance creaks

    As each layer is unpeeled of the multi-dimensional mess in which the Central Bureau of Investigation is plunged, the closer we come to the grim reality that the system of national governance is creaking: with the politicians calculatedly declining to face harsh facts. Highly publicised sloganeering, vicious accusations “across the aisle” ~ with scant regard …

    November 21, 2018
  • Competitive Corruption

    Competitive Corruption

    It is not a little ironic that competitive corruption amongst its rank and file has overtaken a hallowed institution created to stand as a bulwark against corruption. Indeed, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s initial years did inspire awe and strike fear in equal measure, for it represented a lineage of detectives considered ace of aces …

    November 20, 2018
  • SC to hear version of CVC which probed CBI chief Alok Verma on Monday

    SC to hear version of CVC which probed CBI chief Alok Verma on Monday

    The court had appointed former apex court judge A K Patnaik to supervise the ongoing inquiry of CVC against CBI chief Alok Verma.

    November 11, 2018