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21 Indians wanted by foreign agencies for various crimes

NEW DELHI: Nine foreign law enforcement agencies have approached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through the Interpol for help in apprehending 21 Indians wanted for various crimes on foreign soil, the agency said.

The Interpol has issued red notices against the 21. Among those wanted, two — Krishnan Ambi and Akshat Bhatnagar was sought by Afghanistan. Both are facing charges of fraud.

Six — Chetanbhai Patel, Harinarin Vijayampa, Jasbir Riar, Dipesh Kumar S Shah, Prakashandand Saraswati and Akbar Rana are wanted by the US.

Five — Somasundram Kathamuthu, Jasrath Singh Mogia, Rajapandi Ramalingam, Sharmeela Shahjahan, Rajeswari Thiyagrajan are wanted by Malaysia for charges of Continue reading

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CBI arrests its own programmer for illicit software that subverted the railway ticket reservation system

NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested one of its employees, an assistant software programmer, for developing an illicit software that subverted the railway ticket reservation system. The software focused on exploiting vulnerability in the tatkal system by allowing hundreds of ticket bookings in one go.

“Though, there was no revenue loss to the railways, the agents who used this software were selling tickets on huge margins and fleecing passengers,” a a CBI spokesperson said. CBI sources said the vulnerability in the IRCTC software ‘still exists’.

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HRD asks CBI to probe how banned deemed universities were offering courses in distance mode

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe how four deemed universities were able to offer engineering courses in distance education mode and were awarded post facto approval by the University Grants Commission (UGC), sources said on Tuesday.

JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth and Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan, the Allahabad Agricultural Institute and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu had been offering these courses without necessary approvals from the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Last month, the top court had suspended the degrees awarded by the four universities between 2001 and 2005 and cancelled the degrees awarded issued after 2005. Degree holders from the 2001-05 batches will have to take a test by the AICTE to prove their proficiency and retain their degrees. This test is likely to be conducted in May/June.

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Class 11 student confessed his crime in Pradyuman murder case

NEW DELHI: The Class 11 student arrested by the CBI in connection with the Pradyuman murder case has confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness, the agency has told the Juvenile Justice Board in Gurugram. The CBI also took the 16-year-old to Continue reading

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19 Companies sent rs. 424 crore through 700 transactions in 2015

The CBI has filed an FIR against 19 companies of Tamil Nadu which sent over ₹424 crore in foreign remittances through 700 transactions in 2015. According to the CBI, unidentified officials of Punjab National Bank’s Continue reading

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim could face Life term

NEWDELHI/CHANDIGARH: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh faces the prospects of harsher punishment on Monday as he has been separately convicted of raping two women, thus making him a ‘repeat offender’.

When CBI special judge Jagdeep Singh decides on the quantum of punishment on August 28, the sentencing will be for two convictions. Continue reading

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Get reward of rs.10 lakh for giving info on missing JNU student Najeeb – CBI

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday announced rs.10 lakh reward for anyone who could give information on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed. Najeeb, a biotechnology student at JNU, went missing from his hostel on October 16, 2016 after an alleged confrontation with student members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a body affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). “The information regarding Shri Najeeb Ahmed can be given to the CBI over telephone/mobile Nos. 24368641, 24368638, 24368634, 9650394796 and 9650394791,” the CBI said in a statement issued on Thursday. With the Delhi Police failing to find her son, Fatima approached the Delhi high court demanding a CBI probe. On May 16, a bench of Justices GS Sistani and Rekha Palli handed over the investigation to the CBI with the direction that it has to be monitored by an officer not less than the rank of DIG.

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CBI raids office, houses of NDTV's promoters

New Delhi :  The CBI searched on Monday the offices and homes of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy over allegations of defrauding a bank, a move the news broadcaster denounced as a “witchhunt” to muzzle free speech.

Federal agents named Roy, his wife Radhika and a private company linked to NDTV- RRPR holding private ltd. among others in a criminal case for allegedly causing losses to ICICI Bank.

In 2008, ICICI bank gave the private holding company a loan pf rs. 366 crore on personal guarantees of the Roys who pledged their NDTV shares that were valued more than the prevailing price at the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Within a Year, ICICI settled for foreclosure of the loan, agreeing to a part waiver of interest that allegedly resulted in a loss of 48 crore for the bank, the CBI’s formal investigations launched last week said. The Roys moved out an equivalent amount from RRPR’s bank account, it alleged.

” NDTV and ICICI entered into a criminal conspiracy to transfer ownership of a news company (NDTV) to a shell company, against banking rules, SEBI Act,” the CBI said in its FIR.

ICICI bank refused to comment.

The Raids come at a time when the opposition has accused the government of selectively targeting charities and media groups as part of a campaign to control free speech and dissent.

This year, India slipped three places to 136th in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, which highlighted concerns that Hindu nationalist were ” trying to purge all manifestations of anti national thought.”

Neither of the Roy couple was available for comment but NDTV called the raids “concerted harassment.. based on the same old endless false accusations”.

” We will now succumb to these attempts to blatantly undermine democracy and fresh speech in India,” the news broadcaster said in a statement.

The Editors Guild of India expressed ” deep concern” over the raids.

” Entry of Police and other agencies into the media offices is a serious matter,” the Guide said in a statement.



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