Posted on May 19, 2013 by Yogurt
As per news agency report an officer of the CBI Mr Vivek Dutt, has been arrested along with another inspector for ‘ taking bribe of Rs 7 lakh for settling a land dispute’ . The CBI has sought the removal of the officer from the extremely sensitive Coal Gate case that he is investigating.
The officer has denied the charge, and his counsel has told the court ‘ that his client is being targeted and nothing has been recovered from his possession by the agency.
“He is investigating an important case under the supervision of the Supreme Court and somebody wants him not to be the part of the probe team… This is simply a device to divert the attention that the investigation in the coal scam is vitiated and the officer is corrupt,”
The history of the Coalgate report and the actions to change it clearly point the needle of suspicion to the Prime Minister himself . The highly sensitive case case has already claimed the the Law minister Ashwini Kumar , Additional Solicitor General Harin P. Raval , and thrown up a great deal of muck.
Improper actions of the Attorney General G E Vanahvati , Babus from the PM’s secretariat and coal ministry and the arrogance and total disregard for norms of the govt in interfering with the report has left all right thinking Indians shocked. The abject condition of the ‘premiere investigating agency’ was an open secret all along, and so its abysmal self debasing conduct and tattered reputation is no surprise to anyone..
What however is intriguing is the timing of the arrest of its senior officer Mr Dutt by the CBI and the rush to the Supreme Court to remove Mr Dutt from the Coal Gate investigations.
The following scenarios come to mind.
• The officer took a bribe to settle a case and the CBI has taken correct action.
• The officer has been taking bribes earlier also , but the CBI found his report on the Coalgate unhelpful to the government and wanted him shunted out. Since the Supreme court had prohibited the govt from interfering with the investigating officers this was the only option available ; to tarnish his reputation, and remove him.
• The officer has impeachable integrity, so a case has been cooked up to tarnish his reputation and remove him.
In the sorry state of affairs that exists today, official actions and statements are liable to be doubted at every step. The fact that the governments of the day have been known to foist cases on innocent persons and tarnish their reputation is well known.
Vineet Narain who broke the Hawala Case, was hounded for years, Tehelka ‘s Editor and staff have faced innumerable raids and harassment, Officers like Khemka of Haryana and a host of others who have disclosed the ill gotten wealth of politicians have had to pay heavily for their sincerity and devotion to probity.
So is it not possible that Mr Vivek Dutt is being framed?
Extracts from News reports
CBI to move SC to seek removal of officer arrested for bribery
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday will move the Supreme Court to seek the removal of the officer who was arrested on Friday while taking a bribe of Rs 7 lakh for settling down a land dispute.
Superintendent of Police Vivek Dutt, along with Inspector Rajesh Karnatak and two others, was arrested by the internal vigilance unit of the CBI from Lodhi Colony area in south Delhi. Notably, Dutt was said to be an investigating officer in the coal scam.
“Dutt was taking bribe of Rs 7 lakh for settling down a land dispute related to the Delhi Police. He was accompanied by the inspector,” an agency official told a news agency.
“We had information about the dealing and we continued to maintain surveillance on them. After monitoring them for pretty long, today (Friday) they were arrested for taking the bribe”, CBI director Ranjit Sinha said.
Sinha further said that the CBI would apprise the apex court of the developments since the SC had ruled that no official associated with the investigation into the coal
CBI’s coalgate investigator arrested for taking bribe
In another embarrassment to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), two of its officers – Superintendent of Police Vivek Dutt, also the investigating officer in the coal block allocation scam, and Inspector Rajesh Karnatak – were arrested on Friday for accepting a bribe of Rs 7 lakh from a person. CBI’s internal vigilance department did the arrests. Sources said Dutt was trying to use his influence to help a person settle a case in connection with a land dispute.
CBI is under the scanner of the Supreme Court for sharing its coal allocation probe report with the former law minister, Ashwani Kumar, and two joint secretary-level officers, of the coal ministry and the prime minister’s office. The Supreme Court had rapped the CBI for being a “caged parrot speaking in its master’s voice.”
The latest development comes after the formation of a Group of Ministers to prepare a draft law to insulate CBI from external influence.
scam would be transferred without informing it.
Further investigations are on.
First Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:50
Arrested coalgate probe head alleges plot against him
CBI SP Vivek Dutt, Inspector Rajesh Chandra Karnatak, 2 others are accused of taking bribe to favour a businessman in a land dispute
Senior CBI officer Vivek Dutt, who headed the coalgate scam probe team, and three others were on Friday sent to three days in the agency’s custody by a Delhi court for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs. 7 lakh from a businessman to favour him in a land dispute case.
“All the accused are remanded in CBI custody till 21 May,” Special CBI Judge V.K. Gupta said.
Mr. Dutt, however, claimed innocence and alleged a conspiracy has been hatched to keep him out of the Supreme Court-monitored coalgate probe team.
He said Mr. Dutt is being targeted as there is no direct involvement of the CBI’s SP and nothing has been recovered from him.
“You (CBI) are diluting the important investigation which the whole country is seeing…You are diluting the probe which is being monitored by the Supreme Court,” the counsel said.
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Posted on May 15, 2013 by Yogurt
Guj auto driver Raju Bharwad returns Rupees 1.90 crores cheque wrongly issued to him
Bharat Yagnik TNN
Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad autorickshaw driver has returned a Rs 1.90 crore cheque issued in his name in lieu of three bigha of land acquired for Tata’s Nano plant in Sanand.
Raju Bharwad could have pocketed the sum, but gave an undertaking that he no longer owned the owner the land. He ensured that the names of the new owners are entered in the official records.
Raju’s family owned 10 bigha land in Sanand. Thirty years ago, his grandfather sold three bigha for around Rs 5 lakh on which 40-odd families built small tenements. Later, the Nano plant was to come up in the area and land prices skyrocketed. The Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) acquired land for it at Rs 28 lakh a bigha and started paying farmers in whose names the plots were registered.
Since the new owners had failed to register their names, records still listed Raju and his mother, Baluben, as owners.
“Honesty is one thing my parents taught me. I could not have used money acquired through dishonest means for my family,” says Raju, who lives in a small tworoom house with his wife, three kids and mother.
His family too urged him to take the right step. “I may earn Rs 6,000 per month, but live a life of dignity. I own four bighas, which should take care of my family’s future needs,” he adds.
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Posted on May 10, 2013 by Yogurt
Posted on May 5, 2013 by Yogurt
This guy should have been in India. No policeman would have dared touch him.
Even if the allegations are true he would have been shielded by the prime minister, all his cabinet collegues, and his party men.
Deputy speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament and Conservative gay lawmaker Nigel Evans has been arrested by police for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting two men in their twenties.
Detectives visited his home in Pendleton, Lancashire, yesterday following allegations by two men who were in their 20s at the time of the alleged attacks, which are said to have taken place at the property in July 2009 and March 2013. British Prime Minister
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of UK is understood to have been informed about the arrest of the 55-year-old MP for Ribble Valley, one of the few Tory strongholds in the north – See more at:
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Posted on April 27, 2013 by Yogurt
The attraction of Englind, Kanaida and Amreeka is extremely strong in the land of five rivers. ‘Disappearances’ of visitors , students and sportsmen from Punjab are a regular feature. There is nothing much to be worried about. Understand that ‘arrangements’ are made in advance and disappearees land up at safe places located by their relatives who have migrated by the dozens earlier.
Their numbers pale into insignificance when compared to illegal migrants from Mexico and Eastern Europe, China and far eastern countries.
They are generally hard-working, law-abiding and good citizens of the countries they migrate into.
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2. Indian Hajis ‘Missing’
Posted on December 25, 2011
Students on US trip ‘disappear’
I P Singh | TNN
Jalandhar: Seven students from three schools here ‘disappeared’ during a study tour to the US and didn’t return home along with the others in the group after the visit ended on April 23.
About 50 class 11 and 12 students had gone on an “education trip” from April 11 to April 23 organized by a Delhi-based company. Of the seven ‘missing’ children, three each are from State Public School, Nakodar, and State Public School, Shahkot, while one is from Emm Aar International School, Adampur.
Interestingly, their family members have not lodged any ‘missing’ report, leading the principals to allege that the students “may have stayed back in the US in connivance of their parents”.
“The US authorities have been informed but the students still have valid visas to be in the country,” said Narottam Singh, chairman of State Public School, Nakodar.
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Posted on April 22, 2013 by Yogurt
An opposite of what a honorable soldier is expected to be
A rogue soldier and a rogue general who cheated his way to be a president of Pakistan, ditched all his friends, lied without a sense of shame.
He acted in a most unsoldierly manner when he plotted the Kargil Fiasco, depriving the gallant dead soldiers of Pakistan right to a decent burial as war heroes.
He cheated the people of Pakistan, dismissed a government elected by the people of Pakistan.He cheated the government of of India and also cheated the US administration.
The US administration was willing to be cheated. Indian Prime Minister was willing to be cheated . No one need weep for them.
But the hundreds of lives lost on the Kargil, Afganistan, and Baluchistan.
He was an avid sympathiser and supported of terrorists. He was also the bosom pal of the CIA.
EXtracts from Indian Express of 30 April 13
’Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today sent to judicial custody for a fortnight by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.’
’The court in Rawalpindi had said at the last hearing that Musharraf should be produced for today’s hearing but he was not presented before the judge for security reasons, said chief prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali of the Federal Investigation Agency.’
’The FIA’s joint investigation team had completed its investigation against Musharraf and gathered “solid evidence” that “directly connects the accused with the commission of the offences with which he has been charged”, Ali said. “Musharraf has tried to shift liability and responsibility on others but there is solid evidence which proves he is guilty,” he said.’
‘Musharraf returned to Pakistan on March 24 after a nearly] four-year long self imposed exile abroad to contest the May 11 general elections. However, Pakistani authorities disqualified him from contesting the election, effectively putting an end to his ambitions for a political comeback.’
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Posted on April 22, 2013 by Yogurt
Auto driver rescues 12 kids
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi: The prompt action of an auto driver helped save 12 children who were allegedly being trafficked. One of the accused was arrested after the auto driver, Tarun Kumar, handed him over to police. The children were reportedly between 8 and 10 years of age.
The incident was reported on Friday around 3pm, when Kumar and a fellow auto driver were transporting 12 children and four adults from Anand Vihar bus stop to Kanti Nagar. According to a press statement of Aam Aadmi Party, Kumar was transporting three adults and four children in his auto when he overheard a conversation between them that made him suspicious.
“He immediately called up police control room from the Kanti Nagar culvert and reported the matter. The culprits, realizing that he is reporting the matter to police, started beating him up and tried to flee with the children. However, Kumar did not lose heart and overpowered the kingpin — Ram Kumar and handed him over to police personnel at Krishna Nagar police station who had arrived at the scene after being alerted by police control room,” said an AAP spokesperson.
“He also contacted Aam Aadmi Party helpline. Our volunteers visited the police station to ensure that the case is taken to its logical conclusion. As per the police, a case has been registered, the accused arrested and children have been produced before the child welfare committee,” she added.
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Posted on April 3, 2013 by Yogurt
03 March 2013
Manmohan Singh is NOT A FAILURE says Congress.
19 April 2013
New Delhi: The joint parliamentary committee on telecom has given a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and rubbished the CAG’s Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss calculation in the 2G scam. But it slammed the Vajpayee government for Rs 40,080 crore loss .
The JPC did not find any wrongdoing on the part of then finance minister P Chidambaram either.
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Posted on April 3, 2013 by Yogurt
Politicians in India take recourse to Astrologers, Babas, Gurus, many of whom have turned out to be the power behind the throne. Dhirendra Brhmacharis and Chandra Swamis are dime a dozen.
’Secular’ politicians are no less in need of ‘spiritual guidance’. Come election time many are the poor innocent goats and chicken that are slaughtered, to provide ‘victory’ at the hustings.
May be there is something about NOIDA that is really dangerous to Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh. Records indicate that CMs who visited NOIDA paid heavily, The heaviest price that can be demanded from a politician. The loss of his/her chair.
Noida ‘jinx’ keeps Akhilesh away
Ayaskant Das TNN
Noida: With Akhilesh Yadav inaugurating infrastructure projects in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday without actually visiting the city, political grapevine is abuzz that the CM chose to stay away fearing the ‘Noida jinx’.
The jinx, as per political circles, has in the past caught up with several chief ministers of UP, including Veer Bahadur Singh, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan Singh and Mayawati, who lost their chairs soon after visiting Noida.
The young CM, who rode to power projecting himself as a tech-savvy environmental engineer, gave in to superstitions when he preferred to inaugurate the Yamuna Expressway last year by the press of a button from Lucknow.
Despite the Samajwadi Party’s grand attempt at an image makeover during their fresh term in office, political observers say that Akhilesh would at best be viewed as a chip of the old block if he continues to avoid Noida purely for superstitious reasons. The party, which had promised the ban of computers as part of their election manifesto of 2007, has actually been distributing free laptops and tablets to students after storming to power in 2012.
“In these circumstances, Akhilesh’s decision to skip Noida just because of a superstition is an aberration from the party’s new stand,” said an SP insider.
Akhilesh’s fear is not wholly unfounded as the ‘jinx’ has had its effect on the Yadav clan too in the past. Samajwadi Party chieftain, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who had visited Noida as UP chief minister in 1995, lost the polls that were held immediately thereafter.
As per political circles, the fear of the jinx is so well entrenched that Rajnath Singh, former BJP chief minister of UP, had chosen to inaugurate the DND flyway from the Delhi side in 2001 without visiting Noida.
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Posted on February 12, 2013 by Yogurt