JMM legislator Sita Soren, who is an accused in the 2012 Rajya Sabha horse-trading case, finally surrendered before a special CBI court on Tuesday
after dodging the agency for several months. She was taken into judicial custody and forwarded to the Birsa Munda Central Jail.
Seventeen sitting Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislators took bribes from two independent candidates to support them in the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, three witnesses of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have told a court.
A 12-year-old girl from Ranchi has accused her divorced mother's alleged lover of sexual harassment.
The CBI today told the Jharkhand high court that fodder scam kingpin late SB Sinha had admitted to paying Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 35-40 lakh to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari respectively.
As many as nine live bombs were recovered from Hinpiri locality in Jharkhand's capital city on Monday.
Lalu would have to wait till October 25 if the court does not take up his case on Friday (October 18) as the high court has designated Friday of every week as the day for hearing cases related to the fodder scam.
“Aap log judge hai. Aap bhagwan log hai” (You are judge. You are God),” Lalu, hands folded in reverence, told the judge during a brief appearance in court through video-conferencing from the the Birsa Munda central jail. Bedanti Saran reports.
Several agencies blew the whistle on the Rs 950 crore scam but the powerful netas and bureaucrats, loathe to give up, tried to derail the investigations at several steps.
In a strategic move, the jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has approached different CBI courts in Ranchi urging them to take him in judicial custody in four other fodder scam cases pending against him.
In a strategic move, jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday filed separate petitions in four other fodder scam cases pending against him in different CBI courts, urging them to take him in judicial custody. Bedanti Saran reports.
The CBI court in Ranchi will announce the sentence of 34 of those convicted, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad, in the multi-crore fodder scam via video conferencing on Thursday. Bedanti Saran reports.
He might be prisoner number 3312 in the Birsa Munda Central Jail records, but convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad is a VIP prisoner and he is getting all the amenities due to such prisoners as laid down by the jail manual. B Vijay Murty and Bedanti Saran report. Birsa jail becomes centre of RJD politics
Lalu Prasad brushed aside obstacles with inimitable wit and self-assurance for much of his public life, but not on Monday and definitely not in the courtroom that convicted him in a 17-year-old fodder scam case. Bedanti Saran reports.
The CBI on Tuesday revealed that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Sita Soren had received Rs. 1.5 crore from an independent contestant, RK Agarwal, of countermanded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls to cast her vote in his favour.
The two former chief ministers have been charged in the case with providing umbrella protection to scamsters.
Former Jharkhand health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi owned disproportionate asset (DA) to the tune of 3217% above his actual income said the Central Bureau of Investigation. Bedanti Saran reports.
Sanjay Choudhury, a close aide of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, now in jail, was arrested in Dubai today on charges of money laundering. HT reports.
Sawna Lakra (70), a Jharkhand-based Congress legislator was on Tuesday sent to jail after he surrendered before a local court in connection with the alleged honour killing (murder) of a student, Avinash Tiwari, 21.
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Ranchi, on Thursday sentenced inspector general (IG) of police Nirmal Choudhary to 15 days' simple imprisonment for intimidating a judicial member of CAT in 2008.