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CORRUPTION

Anup Prakash Garg a former Andhra Bank director arrested in connection with a money laundering probe in an alleged Rs 5,000-crore bank fraud case involving a Gujarat- based pharma firm.He was sent to a 2-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate by Metropolitan Magistrate Ritu Singh.The ED had lodged the money laundering case after taking cognisance...

Due to intensive efforts undertaken by the Income Tax Department, provisional attachment has been made in more than 900 cases of properties under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (the ‘Benami Act’), which came into force w.e.f 1st November, 2016. These attachments include plots of land, flats, shops, jewellery, vehicles, deposits...

The CBI has arrested Ashish Thakur posted as assistant section officer in the administration section of the CBEC office in the finance ministry and S K Swaminathan, Superintendent of Central Excise and Customs posted in GST, Mumbai office for alleged bribery in the processing of a promotion matter.Swaminathan had approached Thakur for favourable consideration...

The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai has sentenced Sh. M.Gopalakrishnan, then CMD, Indian Bank; Sh. A.V.Shanmugasundaram, then Zonal Manager, Indian Bank, New Delhi & Satish Kumar, then Assistant General Manager, Indian Bank, New Delhi, all to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine from 30,000/- to Rs. 1.40 Lakh. CBI had registered...

The Central Government is the competent authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against IAS officers for misconducts while working in the affairs of Government of India. This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,...

The Central Bureau of Investigation has conducted searches at 12 places in Cochin and Kolkata in a case related to import of e-wastes. This has led to recovery of around 190 documents. The case was registered  against an Assistant Commissioner; a Superintendent; an Inspector/Preventive Officer, all of Customs CFS Pettah, Ernakulam Dist. (Kerala);Proprietor...

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax Officer, Ward-34 (1) (4), Mumbai for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. One lakh from the complainant. A case was registered against the accused U/s 7 of PC Act 1988 on a complaint alleging demand of bribe for completion of Assessment of Income of complainant’s sister for the Financial...

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan informed Parliament that Income-Tax Department, from November last year to March, conducted searches on around 900 groups, wherein assets worth over Rs 900 crore were seized and undisclosed income of Rs 7,961 crore was admitted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November...

A special Delhi court  convicted former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary H C Gupta in a coal scam case. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar also convicted ex-Jharkhand chief secretary A K Basu and private company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL) in the case. The court will hear argument on quantum of punishment tomorrow. The...

Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a pioneer Intelligence Agency of the Government of India, zeroed in on an office premises at Bharuch in Gujarat State and recovered about Rs. 48.91 crores of demonetised currency in Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 denomination currency notes. Acting on the specific intelligence, the officers of DRI, Surat,...