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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

09 April 2018

According to a frontpage exclusive in the Times of India this morning, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is “exploring the option of naming a top law firm either as a conspirator, or registering a fresh case - for possession of stolen property - after investigating officers found official documents belonging to the bank on its premises”.

19 March 2018

In a Mumbai special court application to keep Nirav Modi company authorised signatories Kharat and Hemant Bhatt under extended judicial custody, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has relied on letters of undertaking (LOU), some of which it had obtained from the “Advocate’s firm of Nirav Modi Group” - a clear nod to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) - reported the Economic Times.

26 February 2018

The Mumbai office of law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last week, in connection with the Nirav Modi scam.

29 September 2016

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested senior Tis Hazari judge Rachna Tiwari Lakha while accepting a Rs 4 lakh bribe from an advocate in a case she was hearing, according to CBI sources as reported by PTI.

04 May 2016

OP Khaitan & Co managing partner Gautam Khaitan, who had been arrested in late 2014 for nearly three months in the choppergate investigation, has again been called on for questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Firstpost and others reported:

CBI on Wednesday questioned former IAF Chief SP Tyagi and examined lawyer Gautam Khaitan for the first time after an Italian court held that bribes were paid to clinch the Rs 3600 crore VVIP Helicopter deal.

CBI sources said both arrived at the agency headquarters on Wednesday morning to appear before the investigation team.

Khaitan had recently also received press coverage for having referred a client to notorious Panamanian offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.

13 January 2016

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director M C Mishra in two cases of alleged illegal purchases at the hospital, reported Business Standard.

On the CBI’s report the health ministry asked AIIMS’ vigilance officer to investigate the allegations against Mishra.

Mishra set up a panel of his own subordinates to decide if any action should be taken against him, on one charge. On the other charge, the AIIMS vigilanxce cell will probe the case and independently take action, without the ministry’s involvement.

One of the subordinates on board the panel set up by Mishra, has been named by the CBI in the other case, alongside Mishra.

19 November 2015

ywag3bjrBar Council of India (BCI) associate managing trustee Rajinder Singh Rana and former vice chairman Raju Dhanapal Raj were tried before a special CBI court in Delhi yesterday, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to approve Global Law College in Ghaziabad.

12 November 2015

0rtqfklqBar Council of India (BCI) member Rajinder Singh Rana and former BCI vice chairman Raju Dhanpal Raj were charged for corruption by a special CBI court, for taking bribes in exchange for a favourable inspection report to a law college

21 August 2015

The Supreme Court yesterday (20 August) declined the CBI’s plea to put forward its arguments on the period of sentence for Ansal brothers - Sushil and Gopal - following their conviction for negligence in 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy which claimed 59 lives.

24 July 2015

Update 17:14:

In a breather for social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Bombay High Court on Friday extended her and her husband Javed Anand's interim bail by two weeks.

The high court order came barely hours after a special court rejected their anticipatory bail application, paving the way for their immediate arrest.Anticipating arrest for custodial interrogation sought by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Setalvad's lawyers moved the Bombay High Court.

Setalvad, Anand and an associate G.M. Peshimam have been charged with committing fraud and irregularities pertaining to foreign donations received by her NGO, Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act.

A CBI Special Court in Mumbai today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, paving the way for her immediate arrest.

Soon after, her lawyers moved the Bombay high court for relief.

Setalvad, Anand and some others have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation with fraud and irregularities under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act on foreign donations received by the activist’s Sabrang NGO

On July 8, the CBI had registered a case against them for accepting foreign donations from the Ford Foundation without seeking prior permission of the concerned authorities.

Last week, the CBI followed this up with raids at Setalvad’s residence and offices in Mumbai for allegedly diverting funds from the foreign donors to her organisation.

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