CBI officials reached TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s residence in Kolkata to serve notice to his wife in the coal scam case
A three-member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday visited TMC MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s residence ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. CBI officials have reached the TMC MP’s residence in south Kolkata to serve notice to his wife to join the probe in the coal smuggling case, sources within the probe agency said.
Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, Haseeb Drabu under CBI scanner in Rs 25,000-cr Roshni land scam of Jammu and Kashmir
Huge revelations have been made in the much famous Rs 25,000-cr Roshni land scam of Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe into the multi-crore land scam highlighting encroachment of 20 lakh kanal state land by powerful land mafias in league with politicians, revenue officials, and the police. Names like Former Jammu Kahsmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, his wife Sehzada Bano, son Eizaj and Iftikhar, Congress leader K K Amla and his wife Rachna are in CBI’s radar.
Former Karnataka MLA and cabinet minister Roshan Baig arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, in the IMA Ponzi scam. With this, Baig becomes the first politician to be arrested in the 4,000 crore Ponzi chit fund scam. CBI produced Baig before a special court in Bengaluru and sent him to judicial custody.
Jharkhand becomes 7th State where CBI now requires either a court directive or Government’s consent to open an investigation
A day after Kerala put up a no-entry board for the CBI, Jharkhand on Thursday joined the league of non-BJP states revoking “general consent” for the country’s premier investigating agency to conduct any new probe within its boundaries without prior permission.
CBI told Bombay High Court that Rhea Chakraborty’s accusation against Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for obtaining a fake medical prescription “Mostly Speculative”
CBI has told the Bombay High Court that Rhea Chakraborty’s accusation against the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for obtaining a fake medical prescription for him is “mostly speculative”. Such speculation cannot be the basis of an FIR, the Central agency said in response to Rajput’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh’s petition seeking to quash the case lodged against them by Mumbai Police.
“FIR is vitiated & bad in law,” states the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday as they opposed the FIR filed by prime accused Rhea Chakraborty in Bombay High Court. The FIR was filed by Rhea in September against Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Priyanka & Meetu Singh. Rhea had accused Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar of Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, and others of forgery and preparing a “fake” prescription of medicines for anxiety for the 34-year-old actor, who was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Former CBI Director RK Raghavan says he was targeted by PM Modi’s Rivals for giving him a clean chit In 2002 Gujarat Riot Case
They engineered petitions against me, accusing me of favouring the CM. The grapevine had it that they misused central agencies to monitor my telephonic conversations. They were disappointed not to find anything incriminating.
Former CBI Director RK Raghavan contradicted the claims made by IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt against then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi
Former CBI director RK Raghavan headed the SIT formed to conduct a probe under the SC’s supervision into allegations of Narendra Modi’s complicity in 2002 Gujarat communal riots. He has claimed that the SIT’s unequivocal stand on the then CM’s role was unpalatable to his adversaries. He has also contradicted the claims made by IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, who had alleged that the CM, at a late night official meeting on February 28, 2002, had directed senior police officers present at the meeting not to intervene if Hindu emotions overflowed. There was no corroboration to the charge, Raghavan claimed in the book.
The ED, CBI and all these agencies have lost their credibility under this government – Pawan Khera, Congress
This is another example of intimidation tactic. The ED, CBI and all these agencies have lost their credibility under this government primarily because this government has used these agencies at their will.
Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued an order withdrawing consent accorded to the members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment to exercise the powers and jurisdiction under an act in the state. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh will address the media at 12.30 pm on Thursday on this.
In the case of a national issue, CBI has the authority to investigate.. Maharashtra and Maharashtra Police have their own rights – Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut
In the case of a national issue, CBI has the authority to investigate. We had to take this decision because of its interference in the matters of the state already being probed by our police. Maharashtra and Maharashtra Police have their own rights as per the Constitution and if someone tries to abuse these rights then government has to take such decisions.
CBI conducts investigations in a very professional manner, but pressure built on organisation to seek political benefits isn’t right – Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh
Barely a day after the Maharashtra government withdrew the “general consent” given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the decision was taken so that the central probe agency “is not misused for political purpose”. “The CBI conducts investigations in a very professional manner, but the pressure built on the organisation to seek political benefits isn’t right. Therefore, we took this decision,” Deshmukh told reporters in Mumbai.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led government withdrew the general consent on Wednesday, just a day after the central probe agency took over the case filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police against “unknown television channels” and persons over the fudging of TRPs (television rating points). Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called the CBI “interfering” and said that when cases are already being probed by the state police force, there was no need for an external investigating agency.
CBI has booked BSP MLA Vinay Shankar Tiwari and his wife Rita Tiwari in connection with an alleged bank fraud to the tune of Rs 754.25 crore
The CBI has booked BSP MLA Vinay Shankar Tiwari and his wife Rita Tiwari in connection with an alleged bank fraud to the tune of Rs 754.25 crore involving a company. The searches were also spread out in Noida at the premises of another accused company, Royal Empire Marketing pvt Ltd, and another accused director in Gangotri Enterprises, Ajit Pandey.
Kerala Govt, that had in the first place invited the Central Government for an enquiry, has now gone to court against CBI – V Muraleedharan, BJP
The Kerala Govt, that had in the first place invited the Central Government for an enquiry, has now gone to court against CBI and said the agency does not have the authority to investigate. This shows that those involved in smuggling gold are hand-in-glove with those in power.
Members of the CBI team probing the Hathras rape and murder incident picked up a shirt that had “red stains” during a search operation carried out in the house of Luv Kush Sikarwar, one of the accused. While the sleuths took away the shirt for forensic examination saying it could be “blood”, the family of the accused refuted the claims.
Having questioned the Hathras victim’s family over two days, the 15-member CBI team probing the case interrogated the relatives of the four accused on Thursday. After a four-hour session, the team left with papers and evidence from their houses. Narendra Singh, claimed Sandeep, his son and one of the accused, was innocent. “I was with him when the girl is said to have been raped,” he said.
CBI team allegedly visited the residence of Disha Salian’s fiance Rohan Rai in Sushant Singh Rajput case
Amid the probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput case, a team of investigators allegedly visited the residence of Disha Salian’s fiance Rohan Rai, claimed A security guard stung by Republic TV at the building where the celebrity manager had died. Amid the probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput case, a team of investigators allegedly visited the residence of Disha Salian’s fiance Rohan Rai, claimed A security guard stung by Republic TV at the building where the celebrity manager had died.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) released a fresh statement in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and reiterated that they have not reached a conclusion. Their statement comes after a few media outlets on Thursday reported that CBI has ‘concluded’ their investigation. Calling these reports ‘speculative and erroneous’, the CBI clarified that Sushant Singh Rajput’s suspicious death is still being investigated.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case in connection with the Hathras death as it took over the investigation. The Dalit woman had died of grievous injuries at a Delhi hospital on September 29, a fortnight after she was allegedly raped at her village by four upper caste men. The probe agency has constituted a team for investigation.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, on Sunday recorded the statement of actor Rhea Chakraborty’s neighbour Dimple Thawani, who has been claiming that she saw Rhea and Rajput together on June 13, said sources. Rajput was found dead in his Bandra flat on June 14. CBI spokesperson RK Guar, however, refused to confirm if Thawani was questioned. “The CBI probe related to Sushant’s death is still continuing and all aspects are being looked into meticulously,” he said.
Killing of a temple priest in Karauli district: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot directs for CID-CB probe into case
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday directed officials to get the killing of a temple priest in Karauli district probed by the CID-CB. He also condemned the BJP’s “attempt to give a communal colour” to a land dispute between two families, which led to the death of the priest. “It is condemnable that the BJP gave a communal colour to the tragic incident between the Meena and Vaishnav communities of a land dispute case between two families in Bukna villlage of Sapotara. This has undermined the image of Rajasthan unnecessarily,” Gehlot said in a statement.
Shiv Sena termed the alleged suicide by former CBI director Ashwani Kumar as shocking and wondered why no one was interested in knowing the exact reason for his mysterious death. Sena in an editorial published in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said, “It is unbelievable that a person like Kumar, who was not just director of the CBI, DGP of Himachal Pradesh, but also served as Governor of Nagaland and Manipur after retirement, can end his life. He had also served in important capacity in the SPG (Special Protection Group).”
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh has written a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh has written a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Rishi Kumar Shukla after actress Rhea Chakraborty granted bail from the Bombay High Court. In the letter, objecting to the forensic investigation report submitted to the CBI by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Singh claims that it is flawed and demands re-examination by a different team. Vikas Singh said, “This case should be referred to another forensic team formed by CBI.”
Former Nagaland Governor, CBI chief and Ex-DGP of Himachal Pradesh Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Brockhorst in Shimla. Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla confirmed the incident, according to media, describing it as a shocking development. Kumar was DGP of Himachal Pradesh from August 2006 to July 2008 and then the Director of CBI from August 2008 to November 2010.
CBI raids 14 Locations across India related to Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and recovers cash of Rs.57 lakh (approx)
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar on the allegations of possession of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.74.93 crore (approx) in his name and in the name of his family members. Searches were conducted today at 14 locations including Karnataka, Delhi, Mumbai at the premises of Shivakumar and others which led to recovery of cash of Rs.57 lakh (approx) and several incriminating documents, the probe agency said in a statement.
Hathras Case: Supreme Court will be taking up a PIL that is seeking CBI probe, Nirbhaya case lawyer to defend accused
Supreme Court will be taking up a PIL that is seeking CBI probe into the Hathras alleged gangrape case. The plea will be heard by a Supreme Court bench led by CJI SA Bobde. The rape-accused will be defended by Supreme Court lawyer AP Singh, who defended the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case.
Speaking to reporters in Pandharpur in Solapur district, Sharad Pawar appeared questioning the progress made by the CBI in its investigation of the case, which was initially probed by the Mumbai Police. “The Sushant Singh case has now been sidelined and other new stuff is coming to the fore. Doubts are being created as to whether the investigating agency is doing this to divert the case to a new direction.” said the NCP Chief.
CBI special court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case marks a sad and black day in the history of Indian judiciary – Asaduddin Owaisi
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said the CBI special court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case marks a sad and black day in the history of Indian judiciary. “This is an issue of justice. This is an issue of ensuring that people who are responsible for Babri Masjid demolition should’ve been convicted. But they’ve been politically rewarded in the past by becoming HM & HRD minister. BJP is in power because of this issue.”
A special court in Lucknow on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused including veteran BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. The incident had happened “suddenly and spontaneously”, the court observed. It also said that the incident was not a pre-planned conspiracy and that there was no solid proof against the 32 accused. The court further remarked that Joshi and Advani had tried to stop the crowd.
Ghost of Babri, the disputed site, symbol of medieval oppression, has been exorcised forever – Amit Malviya
The ghost of Babri, the disputed site, symbol of medieval oppression, has been exorcised forever. There are valuable lessons for history in it. We must learn from it for lasting peace. The journey that started with reclaiming Somnath and now Ayodhya, takes a civilisation turn.
I was surprised when some Kar Sewaks climbed Babri structure, Advaniji was unhappy – Sushil Kumar Modi
I was witness to the entire incident of 6th December. It was all spontaneous, no conspiracy. I was conducting the meeting from the dais, I was surprised when some Kar Sewaks climbed Babri structure. Advaniji was unhappy.
One wonders if justice has been delivered in this case. Even the apex court of the country had earlier said that it was an unlawful act what happened then. The CBI probe also found out what had happened then and just see what has happened when the verdict came. Even though we will not question the verdict, the CBI should go in appeal against this. It’s as good as saying that the mosque is there.
It proves that the then Congress govt had framed saints, BJP leaders, VHP officials in false cases (Babri Masjid) – Yogi Adityanath
It proves that the then Congress govt had framed saints, BJP leaders, VHP officials in false cases with intention to defame them, for vote bank politics. Those responsible for this conspiracy should apologise to the nation.
Babri Masjid Demolition Case: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh welcomes the special CBI court’s decision to acquit all the accused – Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh welcomes the special CBI court’s decision to acquit all the accused in the demolition of the controversial structure. After this decision, all sections of the society should come together in unity and harmony and work successfully to face the challenges before the country, and work towards the progress of this country.
The judgement vindicates my personal and BJP’s belief and commitment toward the Ram Janmabhoomi movement -Lal Krishna Advani
I wholeheartedly welcome the judgement by the Special Court. The judgement vindicates my personal and BJP’s belief and commitment toward the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. Alongwith millions of my countrymen.
Today is a sad day in the history of Indian judiciary. Now, the court says there was no conspiracy. Please enlighten me, how many days of months of preparations are required to disqualify an action from being spontaneous? This is an issue of justice. This is an issue of ensuring that people who are responsible for Babri Masjid demolition should’ve been convicted. But they’ve been politically rewarded in the past by becoming HM & HRD minister. BJP is in power because of this issue.
It’s a historic decision by the court. This proves that no conspiracy was hatched for December 6 incident in Ayodhya. Our program and rallies were not part of any conspiracy. We are happy, everyone should now be excited about Ram Mandir’s construction. Jai Shri Ram, Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who was acquitted by the special court, welcomed the verdict by chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, and said it came in “footsteps of another order which paved the way for my dream of seeing a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya”. Advani, who was the face of the Ram Janambhoomi Movement in 1992, was acquitted along with all other 31 accused in the case. “It is a very important decision and a matter of happiness for us. When we heard the news of the court’s order, we welcomed it by chanting Jai Shri Ram,” Advani said in a video message.
The Babri Masjid demolition case will go down in history as one of the events which had a huge imapact on the country and completely changed its political course.
Lallu Singh, BJP MP from Faizabad, within which Ayodhya falls, and one of the accused, said that the judgment proved that the authorities then had “framed” the BJP leaders in the case. “We were framed by the then authorities, that too three-four days after the incident. The court has said that it was not pre-planned. There were hundreds of volunteers who were angry and raged in Ayodhya that day. They had so much fire in them that they went ahead and pulled down the domes,” Singh told The Indian Express over telephone after the judgment came out.
Babri Demolition Case: Congress fooled muslims with a fake case of criminal conspiracy against Advaniji and BJP leaders – Rajeev Chandrashekhar
For 30 yrs, Congress fooled muslims with a fake case of criminal conspiracy against Advaniji and BJP leaders, when tragic demolition was clearly spontaneous. Congress used Babri for Muslim vote in sevral electns, while Advaniji and BJP leaders suffered the humiliatn all these years.
True can be troubled but it cannot be defeated. Today, the truth has won again. I hail the Indian judicial system. These allegations were proved baseless (in the court’s judgment on Wednesday). Everything has become crystal clear now. We welcome the verdict of the court.
Decision of the CBI court to acquit all the accused in Babri demolition case runs counter to the SC judgment – Randeep Surjewala
The decision of the CBI court to acquit all the accused in Babri demolition case runs counter to the SC judgment and also the Constitutional spirit. Every Indian, who has innate faith in the Constitution, expects the Centre, state government to appeal against the special court decision in the Babri case.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa hailed the verdict of the special CBI court that acquitted senior BJP leaders in Babri Mosque case
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa hailed the verdict of the special CBI court that acquitted senior BJP leaders in Babri Mosque case. “This is an auspicious day. The Lucknow CBI court has given a historic judgement. I was also a part of this struggle and the verdict has made me personally happy. Many were waiting for it. For fighters, victory is always there and this is a fresh example.” the CM has said.
Judgment pronounced by the special CBI court in the Babri Demolition case is wrong – Zafaryab Jilani
AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani said that the judgment pronounced by the special CBI court in the Babri Demolition case is wrong. “We will appeal against the judgment in the High Court,” said the lawyer who was also part of the Babri Action Committee.
Babri Masjid Case: Muslim organisations will sit together and decide whether it has to be appealed or not – Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali
The Muslims of this country have always respected court decisions. In the final judgment of the Babri masjid case, the court had clearly said Muslims had been wrongly deprived of a mosque that had been constructed well over 450 years ago. Then the Supreme Court also said that it was an unlawful destruction. However, if there was a criminal conspiracy, it had to be decided by the court. Now, Muslim organisations will sit together and decide whether it (today’s judgment) has to be appealed or not.
Babri Masjid Demolition Case: My Party Shiv Sena welcome judgment & congratulate Advani-ji, Murli Manohar ji, Uma Bharti-ji – Sanjay Raut
I and my party Shiv Sena, welcome the judgment and congratulate Advani-ji, Murli Manohar ji, Uma Bharti-ji and the people who have been acquitted in the case. The verdict saying demolition wasn’t a conspiracy and a result of circumstances, was the expected judgment. We must forget that episode. If the Babri Masjid wasn’t demolished we wouldn’t have seen any Bhumi Pujan for Ram Mandir.
Babri verdict: Congress knew and its home minister SB Chavan said was not true. Congress owes an apology to the great man Advani – Swaminathan Gurumurthy
Babri verdict: Advani one is the noblest and honest in Indian politics was tortured for decades in a false case of conspiracy which the Congress knew and its home minister SB Chavan said was not true. The congress owes an apology to the great man.
CPI(M) described acquittal of all accused in Babri Masjid demolition case by special CBI court in Lucknow as a “travesty of justice”
The acquittals amount to a travesty of justice. It took 28 long years for this verdict but not justice to be delivered. All the top leaders of the BJP-VHP-RSS who were present at the scene guiding the criminal act have been found to be innocent of the charge of conspiracy to demolish the mosque. The Supreme Court, in its Ayodhya judgment on November 9 last year, had called the demolition an egregious violation of the law. Now, the Lucknow court has found the main perpetrators of this crime not guilty
Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, a special CBI court in Lucknow on Wednesday will be delivering its verdict on the case which has senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti as key accused. The special court will decide if LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi had a hand in the razing of the Babri Masjid by kar sewaks in 1992.
Babri Masjid Demolition Case Verdict: We welcome the court judgement. It is the victory of truth – Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje
We welcome the court judgement. It is the victory of truth. The court took nearly 28 years to give its judgement, but it was clear from the day one that it (demolition) was not a pre-planned incident. ‘Karsevaks’ were not called to Ayodhya for demolishing the mosque. Its razing was a sudden incident. Demonstrations organised by the VHP for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya were held respecting the Constitution and law.
Sushant Singh Rajput Case: CBI have not been able to enlighten us on their investigations – Sharad Pawar
The Centre felt that the Mumbai police was not doing a proper investigation, so they brought in a different agency (CBI). However, we are still to see what have they been able to accomplish in the case. They (CBI) have not been able to enlighten us on their investigations. In fact, the case is going somewhere else now.
Babri masjid demolition case lost its relevance after the supreme court settled the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit in 2019 – Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on said the Babri masjid demolition case lost its relevance after the supreme court settled the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit in 2019. Raut told reporters “the case in the special court lost its relevance after the supreme court’s verdict on Ram temple and bhoomi pujan of the temple conducted by prime minister (in August),”
AIIMS & CBI are in agreement on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case but more deliberations are needed
“AIIMS & CBI are in agreement on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case but more deliberations are needed. There is a need to look into some legal aspects for a logical legal conclusion” Dr Sudhir Gupta, chairman of AIIMS’ Forensic Medical Board in the actor’s death case reportedly said
“The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting a professional investigation related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in which all aspects are being looked at and no aspect has been ruled out as of date. The investigation is continuing,” the agency said in its statement. Days after the lawyer representing Sushant Singh Rajput’s family claimed the actor had been strangled and accused the CBI of “delaying” what he believed should be a murder probe, the investigating agency has said that “no aspect has been ruled out”.
A Delhi court has questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) why it had not questioned its ex-CBI directors Ranjit Sinha, AP Singh and Alok Verma in connection with a bribery case registered in February 2017 against millionaire meat exporter Moin Qureshi.
Sushant Case: To keep the investigations impartial and free from inference, the CBI must constitute a new Medical Board – Satish Maneshinde
he Disclosure of a 200 per cent conclusion by an AIIMS Doctor in the team headed by Dr Gupta in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, on the basis of photographs is a dangerous trend. To keep the investigations impartial and free from inference, the CBI must constitute a new Medical Board. The agencies are being pressurised to reach a pre-determined result for obvious reasons on the eve of Bihar Elections. We have seen the VRS of DG Pandey unfolding a few days back. There should not be a repetition of such steps.
We need to end this menace of drugs & curb its smuggling, NCB should probe it. But CBI should also come to a conclusion soon & investigate this new drug angle related to Sushant’s death.
CBI is a totally professionally-run organisation – Ashwani Kumar (IPS – Former Governor & CBI Director)
CBI is a totally professionally-run organisation and has been in existence for the last 67 years. In our organisation, we have plans chalked out every year. I would not like to change this year’s plans and would like to continue with it.
You have to understand that CBI is an autonomous body- Ashwani Kumar (IPS – Former Governor & CBI Director)
See, you have to understand that CBI is an autonomous body, registered under Article 246 of the Constitution. So how can you say it is a tool in the hands of the government to settle scores. I totally disagree with this perception as CBI is a premium non-partisan investigating agency.
YSRCP MPs continue demonstration demanding CBI inquiry into Amaravati capital land scam. “Opposition is damaging image of Andhra. There is an SIT & a cabinet sub-committee which found some clear discrepancies. We want a probe into these” says AAR Reddy, Rajya Sabha member