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The Commission was expected to submit its report on Friday,but has sought a six-week extension The deadline has now been pushedto 31 August What is thecontroversy around Robert Vadra’s land deals The case came into public sphere in October 2012 when then activist and now Delhi chief ministerArvind Kejriwal accused Vadra of buying 31 properties in and around New Delhi from DLF’s unsecured loans at prices which were much lower than the prevailing market rate There were also allegations that realty giant DLF enjoyed a quid pro quo with Vadra which helped it get prime land in Haryana The Robert Vadra-DLF link just got murkier when another deal came to light Vadra’s company Skylight Hospitality is accused of buying a 35 acre plot in Shikohpur village near Manesar for Rs seven croreand then selling it to DLF for Rs 58 crore The Haryana government then headed by the Congress was accused of tweaking rules and regulations to favour Vadra Ashok Khemka an IAS officer repeatedly raised concerns over the land deal He also set aside the mutation of the property sold by Vadra to DLF Mutation is very important as that changes the title ownership of property from one entity to another But the Congress government gave a clean chit to Vadra after a probe by Khemka found no irregularities in the land deal Later when the Comptroller and Auditor General report for 2013-14 was tabled in the Haryana Assembly the audit body slammed the Congress government for making exceptions for Vadra’s land deals What happened to Ashok Khemka The IAS officer already known for being transferred more than 40 times in his career was again met with the same fate From being the director-general Consolidation of Holdings and Land Records-cum-Inspector General of Registration he was shifted to the Haryana Seeds Development Corporation What has happened after BJP came to power The Congress party has been crying political vendetta by the BJP Former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda who was summoned to appear before the Commission failed to appear on two occasions He has termed the move as ‘politically motivated’ It was during Hooda’s tenure that Robert Vadra is alleged to have received favours in his land deals He has also claimed the constitution of the commission to be illegal as it was done without cabinet’s approval With the report yet to be submitted to the government the political slugfest over the controversial deal is only set to heat up in the coming months Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: February 15 2017 4:23 am Top News With the arrest of a 24-year-old man Delhi Police claim to have busted an inter-state racket of drug peddlers operating in Shahdara Police said the gang used to sell 2000-plus pouches containing 15 grams of heroin each per day The accused Munna was arrested from a park where he had come to deliver a consignment At least 27345 grams of heroin worth Rs 75 lakh was recovered from his possession DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad said “Munna was arrested after 18 boys picked up for drug abuse disclosed their source and named him… He sold each pouch for Rs 300” Three of the boys are minors police said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 7 2017 12:55 am Top News A special CBI court on Monday rejected the bail applications of former Enforcement Directorate (ED) joint director J P Singh who is in jail in the alleged bribery case The court also junked similar applications of two other accused – suspended ED assistant director Sanjay Kumar and a Delhi-based bookie Bimal Agarwal in a common order While rejecting the bail petitions Special Judge S J Raje stated “Conversations between J P Singh and Bimal Agarwal and other accused have been recovered during the investigation from which the prima facie evidence of conspiracy has been established In such facts and circumstances during the stage of investigation this court is not inclined to exercise its discretionary power to release the applicants accused on bail” The order reveals that Singh and Kumar along with several other accused bookies hatched a conspiracy to extract money from other bookies whose names had cropped up during the investigation into IPL cricket betting racket According to the order one bookie (Manoj Jain) paid Rs 275 crore to two bookies — Agarwal and Sonu Jalan — on behalf of Singh Agarwal and Jalan both are co-accused in this case They are said to have worked as conduits of Singh Jain’s name surfaced during the IPL betting case investigation under the supervision of Singh The bail order quotes Jain as saying that the actual amount was Rs3 crore which was allegedly demanded by Agarwal Jalan and another accused bookie J K Arora for Singh According to Jain’s statement Jalan and Agarwal collected the money for Singh while Jalan has been instrumental in furnishing details of the list of bookies from across the country to Agarwal who would pass it on to Singh Contrary to CBI’s claim Singh has said in his bail application that these bookies were his informers The order reveals Agarwal as main conspirator Another alleged bookie Surendra Mandi who was arrested by Singh during investigation has been cited as a witness along with another person identified as Alpesh Kumar Bhagwandas Patel From their statements the order reads “It appears that Surendra Mandi told the witness to deliver Rs 50 lakh to Sonu Jalan and instructed the witness to deliver the amount to Bimal Agarwal and on instructions of Sonu Jalan the witness was told to deliver Rs 50 lakh at Lucknow on behalf of Agarwal” Another witness identified as Mukesh Kumar has recorded the statement claiming that he learnt from Manoj Jain that “he was being threatened by Agarwal and Jalan on behalf of Singh and they were demanding huge amount from him for sparing him from ED action In order to convince him to put pressure on Manoj Jain Arora told that Mandi had also paid Rs 1-15 crore to get his name out of the list of bookies against whom ED was taking action After a few days Manoj Jain informed the witnesses that he had paid Rs 275 crore to Bimal and Sonu” CBI sources said that Mukesh Kumar is a Delhi-based bookie who had been arrested and chargesheeted by Singh On the role of Sanjay Kumar the order states that he allegedly collected Rs 2 crore as bribe from two bookies Anil Naukar and Dinesh Anada through his friend Paresh Patel CBI has alleged that he had demanded Rs 4 crore from the bookies The order states that Paresh Patel has recorded his statement under section 164 of CrPC before a magistrate through which prima facie evidence has been found against Kumar CBI had lodged the FIR against Singh in September 2015 So far it has arrested seven accused including Sanjay Kumar and five bookies – Chandresh Patel Bimal Agarwal Sonu Jalan J K Arora and Jayesh Thakkar Jalan Arora and Thakkar were granted default bail after the CBI failed to file chargesheet CBI has accused Singh of “collecting huge” amount of bribe running into crores of rupees from bookies and hawala operators for not arresting them during the investigation into Surat hawala and IPL betting cases he supervised For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThiruvananthapuram: The CPM on Saturday asked the party-led Kerala government to register a case against Madhya Pradesh RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat who declared a Rs 1 crore bounty for beheading Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan File image of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan PTI Addressing reporters here after a meeting Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the Vijayan government has no option but to register a case as he did not expect any action from the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh where the speech was made "Even the NIA (National Investigation Agency) can go forward and register a case but that also won’t happen because the country is ruled by the BJP and hence no case would be registered" Balakrishnan said "So we (the CPM) have asked the Kerala government to register a case against the RSS leader given the graveness of his comment as it could have an impact in our state" said Balakrishnan a former home minister He said that the RSS taking action against Chandrawat was not enough and in the larger interest a case should be registered Following a huge public outcry the RSS leader was stripped of his posts on Friday On 1 March Chandrawat declared the bounty in the presence of BJP MP Chintaman Malviya BJP MLA Mohan Yadav and other Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders The Ujjain video went viral On Thursday Chandrawat said he did not regret his remarks even as the Kerala unit of the RSS claimed Chandrawat did not speak for the organisation Chandrawat RSS Ujjain’s Sah Prachar Pramukh (regional deputy publicity head) had on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who brought the severed head of the Kerala chief minister Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM-led LDF government in Kerala on Wednesday suspended DGP Jacob Thomas the senior-most IPS officer in the state cadre from service for his anti-government remarks Thomas who was serving as the director of the Institute of Management in Government (IMG) for the last seven months was earlier removed from the position of the chief of vigilance and anti-corruption bureau by the ruling party According to official sources Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed suspension of the officer under the relevant sections of All India Service Rules as some of his recent remarks had shown the state government in poor light Recently during a seminar on International Anti-Corruption Day Thomas had lashed out at the state government alleging that there was total breakdown of law and order situation in the state He also accused the government of not "properly handling" the cyclone Ockhi situation Stating that all "corrupt forces" were united in the state and were in positions of power the official said that there was a conscious attempt to silence those who stood against corruption However reacting on his suspension order Thomas said he had only talked about corruption on the Anti-Corruption Day and that he cannot be silenced with this action "There has been a general trend worldwide to silence people when they talk about corruption But I am not prepared to remain silent" he told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram "I am still swimming with big sharks In this context it is normal to face such action But I will continue to swim" he added Jacob Thomas was already facing disciplinary action for penning his bare-all autobiography "Sravukalkkoppam Neenthumpol" (Swimming Along With Sharks) which he wrote without seeking any permission from the prior government Though a three-member panel had recommended to initiate criminal proceedings against the officer the government had later decided to limit it to disciplinary action only for penning the book Known for his strong stand against corruption the IPS officer had earned the ruling CPM’s ire after he registered a vigilance case against the then industries minister EP Jayarajan over charges of nepotism following which he had to resign from the cabinet Chief secretary KM Abraham and Additional chief secretary Tom Jose had lodged a complaint with the Chief Minister against Thomas after the vigilance department conducted raids on their residences over alleged disproportionate assets Written by Inder Malhotra | Published: November 6 2009 4:43 am Related News There can be no doubt at all about Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs agony over the avoidable death of a critically ill patient unable to enter Chandigarhs Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Research because of the utter insensitivity and incompetence of the PMs security detail On the other handthere can be no two opinions on the imperative of protecting the prime minister and other leaders most diligently and effectively It should not be necessary to say this after what happened to Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Gandhi seven years later The key questionhoweveris why cannot this essential task be undertaken efficiently yet humanely Only in the worlds largest democracy does the security establishment treat the people as dumbdriven cattle and get away with it What drives me to despair is that the more the government talks about reforming and streamlining the security set-upthe worse it becomes It is the nature of the beast As the Urdu poet said: Marz barhta gayajoon joon dwa ki (the more the medicationthe worse became the ailment). 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session starting from 21 July. In reply to a private petition in November,killing one person.if any, but continued painting for decades after he lost his eyesight. and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar of all charges in a bribery case. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by NEERAD PANDHARIPANDE | Published: July 7, I would say Vidya is the hero of the movie. when all the free in-flight booze led to a free-for-all, recently penned down her thoughts on the whole saga.

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