The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has detained Bar Council of India (BCI) elected member Rajendra Singh Rana allegedly for taking bribes to accredit a Ghaziabad-based law college, reported the Press Trust of India (PTI).

The CBI reportedly arrested Rana and another person yesterday night, although Rana claimed that he was not arrested but only detained for questioning.

PTI wrote:

The CBI had been monitoring the telephone calls of Rajendra Singh Rana and swooped on his Pitampura residence in north Delhi late in the evening when another advocate had arrived there with the file of the law college.

The agency claimed to have recovered over Rs one lakh from his residence and soon after he was detained, simultaneous searches were carried out at seven places in and around Delhi including the Law College, official sources said.

Speaking to PTI while in the custody of the CBI headquarters, Rana alleged that the agency was deliberately trying to trap him and that he was discussing the case with his fellow Supreme Court Advocate whom he identified as "Tyagi".

While he claimed that both of them had been brought to the CBI headquarters for questioning and were only detained, the CBI sources maintained that he has been arrested and a case of bribery registered against him.

PTI did not name the law college that had allegedly paid the bribe.

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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 lex suprema 2010-12-21 19:30
Mr. Rana.......perhaps he was the same person who used to advocate about the BAR EXAM.....now its clearly and yet again proed that we dont need top merit but pure merit.....perhaps Mr. Rana will realize now that a exam will never segregate the advocates from black sheeps........
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anoop Prakash 2010-12-22 00:02
I shall pay 1000 bucks to the right guesser.

Guys! Guess whose turn is next.

Clue.
..........why should I tell?? better ask Radia.

I am busy taking bath in a Hot Swimming pool.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2010-12-22 01:03
the real reason why BCI opposes foreign univs...
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2010-12-22 23:42
This is great step by CBI.

They should now examine all the rot being perpretrated by BCI in the name of so-called reforms, especially the Bar exam and how the contract to Rainmaker was awarded without any analysis of its capabilities and all of us students are paying the price of Rainmaker's incompetence. There was no tender for the job as well.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2010-12-24 05:49
why is the media (including LI) silent on the story of criminal assault by advocates against CBI? where is arnab goswami? politicians who claim to be advocates are controlling the state bar councils. unfortunately many so-called respected advocates are also corrupt. we pray that foreign universities and law firms will save us from these goons.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2010-12-31 03:11
What is CBI doing? Raid at 7 places and mere recovery of one lac and they had arrested the advocate. Why dont they arrest Kalmadi and Raja? the raids were conducted in those cases after months and still they havent arrested him, here they are booking an advocate on corruption charges. Advocates are not even public servant, how can they mold law like this? They should be kicked and taken to the task. I extend my full suport to Mr Rana and Mr tyagi, this also is an attempt to bring Bar Council of India under government control as CBI is an agency that works on the instructions of the government and 99 % of the cases CBI had filed till date had resulted in acquitals.Regards, Rajeev Yadav, National President, Adhikaar the rights path, 919811242471
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anonymous guest 2011-01-02 22:18
Exam is needed for them and for those who took the left-hand path not for students.
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