Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Gwalior on November 30, sentenced candidate Arvind Agnihotri to five years of imprisonment, for taking admission for MBBS course in a Medical college through "fraudulent means". CBI had registered a case in 2015 at Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) Police Station. During the investigation, CBI found that Agnihotri didn't appear for the PMT 2009 entrance exam at the New Delhi center.
The central government on November 14 brought two ordinances to extend the tenure of the directors of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The ordinance allows the government to extend the current tenure of two years to up to five years. However, the second extension cannot be granted after the completion of the five years of the extension.
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India decided to lift the ban on the Italian defense firm 'Leonardo' (earlier named as Finmeccanica) on November 7. Reportedly, the firm was alleged by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) under a 3,600 crore rupees VVIP helicopter scam, leading the government to ban the company, and arrest people in connection with the fraud. However, the ban has been lifted under certain governmental conditions, say reports.
After hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the Supreme Court has expressed disappointment over the UP government's action in New Delhi. Furthermore, the Chief Justice of India N V Ramanna said, ''There is no action and just words...Because the persons involved''. The CJI also said the government should take action and directed the DGP to protect the evidence. The Court will next hear the case after Dusshera on October 20.
Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others have been declared guilty on October 8 by the special CBI court in connection with the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh. Reportedly, Singh was murdered in the premises of DSS in 2002. However, CBI will declare the quantum of the sentence on October 12. Notably, Gurmeet is already in jail for the last 20 years.
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader & Former Home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh has been issued lookout notice in relation to money laundering case by Enforcement Directorate. Notably, travel outside the country has now been restricted for him. Reportedly, he has shunned five summons issued by ED and his lawyers approached Bombay High Court to withdraw the summons. The money laundering case is based on a FIR filed by CBI.
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In the latest development, Former Maharastra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's lawyer Anand Daga has been taken into police custody. However, the transit remand was passed by the judicial magistrate after which he was brought to Delhi for further investigation. Two people have been arrested under the case including a CBI sub-inspector and will be presented before the competent court, said CBI.
The Supreme Court passes an order to CBI in order to crosscheck Sajjan Kumar, a 1984 anti-Sikh riot convict's vigor after he applied for interim bail. However, Kumar's previous bail was rejected on Sep 4, 2020, stating that he was sentenced under a high-priority criminal case. Moreover, September 6, is the deadline to verify Kumar's health as instructed by the bench of Justices.
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In view of the harassment and threat against the lives of the judges, the Supreme Court has observed that the judiciary is often "maligned" if unpropitious orders are passed. It also observed that the police and CBI doesn't seem to respond to the complaints filed by the judges. The bench asked all the states to file a status report about the security measures provided to the judges.
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The PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi's deportation to India has been currently suspended after a magistrate court in Dominica adjourned the hearing to July. The eight-member team including officials from ED and CBI has left the Caribbean country and is scheduled to land in India… read-more