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File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

CBI wrongly hounding me over Saradha scam probe, former Kolkata top cop tells SC

Former police chief Rajeev Kumar claims the way CBI is targeting him seems to be the result of a conspiracy between BJP leaders Mukul Roy & Kailash Vijayvargiya.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Lalu Yadav denied bail by Supreme Court in Rs 900-crore fodder scam case

A bench headed by CJI Rajan Gogoi rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea a day after the CBI strongly opposed it claiming he would conduct political activities.
Sajjan Kumar

Ex-Congress leader Sajjan Kumar accuses CBI of witness tampering in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

Sajjan Kumar, convicted in the riots case, claims that the witness's testimony was contrary to his police statements in 1985.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

CBI opposes Lalu Yadav’s bail plea, says he could indulge in political activities

The CBI cited Lalu Prasad Yadav’s hospital stint in hospital, saying he virtually conducting his political activities from there.
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ED Mumbai transfers officer probing Nirav Modi, Delhi office reinstates him within hours

The agency's Mumbai special director shunts joint director in western region saying deputation term over, agency head office says order of 'no legal effect'.
CBI officers, who came to question Kolkata Police chief in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, were detained by the police in Kolkata | PTI

Supreme Court agrees to hear CBI plea against Vodafone & Airtel in Saradha chit fund case

CBI claimed that Vodafone and Airtel were not providing full call detail records of the accused in the scam despite repeated requests.
Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav

Supreme Court wants CBI to share status of probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav & his sons

The top court's bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta directed CBI to file its response in two weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Gandhi family’s desire for power cost the nation greatly in the past & will in future: PM Modi

PM Modi urged voters in the country to think wisely on who they wanted to vote in the elections while accusing Congress of insulting institutions and curbing freedom of expression.
Madras High Court

High court orders Tamil Nadu govt to respond to a plea on Pollachi case

A bench comprising Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani & Justice M Duraiswamy gave the order after a petition was filed by an advocate in the Pollachi sexual harassment case.
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Gujarat govt declined sanction to prosecute cops in Ishrat Jahan case, CBI tells its court

A special CBI court was told by CBI officials that sanction to prosecute retired police officers D.G. Vanzara & N.K. Amin in the case had been declined by the state government. 

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.