Rajesh Ahuja covers internal security and also follows investigation agencies such as the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.
Articles by Rajesh Ahuja
IAF strikes Jaish camp across LoC, about 300 likely killed
Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale described the air strike — in which government officials said over 300 terrorists,trainers and commanders may have been killed — as “non-military pre-emptive action”.
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySudhi Ranjan Sen, Rajesh Ahuja and Rahul Singh
Yusuf Azhar, IC-814 hijacker, was key target of the Balakot air strike
Yusuf is also known as Mohammed Salim and Ustad Ghouri and his name has figured in the list of wanted terrorists that India has repeatedly handed over to Pakistan over the years.
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySudhi Ranjan Sen/Rajesh Ahuja
Balakot camp blown up by IAF was Jaish’s preferred training spot for 18 yrs
Indian intelligence officials believe that Jaish chief Masood Azhar wrote Fath-ul-Jawwad, his long essay on the Quranic basis for waging militant jihad, in Balakot.
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRezaul H Laskar and Rajesh Ahuja
Owner of car used in Pulwama attack on the run, NIA says he joined Jaish
The NIA on Monday said it has managed to identify the Maruti Eeco vehicle used in the terror attack of February 14 in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama and said the vehicle’s owner, Sajjad Bhat of Bijbehara in J&K’s Anantnag, was directly involved in the attack.
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Pulwama attack: Maruti team sifts through debris to trace vehicle history
A team from automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is helping the NIA determine the model and year of production of the Maruti Eeco vehicle that was used in the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy last week, said officials.
Published on Feb 19, 2019 11:03 PM IST
Pulwama terror attack probe to focus on vehicle, terrorists
Investigators will on Sunday approach automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki in Gurgaon for help in determining the model of the vehicle that rammed into a security convoy and killed 40 men in Kashmir, officials involved in the probe said.
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 08:45 AM IST
New Delhi/Srinagar | ByRajesh Ahuja, Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Mir Ehsan
RDX mix, more than one militant behind Pulwama attack
Thursday’s suicide attack on the CRPF convoy suggests a van or small car may have been used as the car bomb, and the explosive may have been a mixture of RDX and Supergel-90, a blasting agent commonly used in quarrying, according to officials aware of preliminary investigations.
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
Rafale jet deal 2.9 per cent cheaper than UPA-era deal, says CAG report tabled in Parliament
The CAG report tabled in the Rajya sabha says compared to the 126 aircraft deal, India managed to save 17.08% money for the India Specific Enhancements in the Rafale contract. The overall price of fighter jets is 2.86 per cent cheaper as compared to the UPA-era deal, the report adds.
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja & Sudhi Ranjan Sen
CAG compares Rafale deal with similar aircraft offers
The CAG report on capital acquisitions by the IAF may compare the Rafale deal with offers made by other manufacturers whose products were being considered, such as the Eurofighter Typhoon made by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), HT learns.
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Rajeev Jayaswal
CAG submits Rafale audit report to President, to reach Parliament soon
The submission of the report comes a day after the Congress demanded that the top auditor Rajiv Mehrishi should recuse himself from auditing the deal as he was the finance secretary when the deal was negotiated.
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Rajeev Jayaswal
Much awaited CAG report on Rafale likely to be submitted to the President tomorrow
The CAG report is ready to be submitted to the President. A copy of the report will be submitted to the government as well.
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Chit fund cases: Multiple notices to West Bengal cops since 2017 but very few appearances
The CBI and West Bengal police communicated more than 20 times with regard to questioning of around two dozen state police officials in connection with the agency’s probe into the 2013 chit fund scams. But in most cases, questioning is yet to take place.
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 12:33 AM IST
CBI vs Mamata Banerjee: How the showdown started in Kolkata and Delhi
A showdown between Kolkata Police and the CBI started at around 5pm on Sunday when the federal anti-corruption agency’s team reached the residence of city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, said officials familiar with the development.
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 11:14 AM IST
SC asked us to probe conspiracy: CBI officer on face-off with Kolkata cops
Interim CBI chief M Nageswara Rao alleged the city police took charge of all evidence pertaining to the Saradha chit fund scam, some of which might have been destroyed or caused to disappear
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya, Sumanta Ray Chaudhury and Rajesh Ahuja
CBI arrests its own inspector, names another in YEIDA case
Besides inspector VS Rathore, the agency has named an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) as accused in the case. The FIR states both officials — Rathore and ASI Sunil Dutt — were posted in the agency’s training academy in Ghaziabad.
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Rishi Kumar Shukla, former Madhya Pradesh police chief, appointed new CBI director
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CJI Ranjan Gogoi approved the appointment of Shukla while Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge dissented.
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Ignoring Congress objection, govt may soon announce new CBI director
During the second meeting of the committee on Friday, the government is understood to have put forth a few names of officers who could be considered for appointment as the CBI director, they said.
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRajesh Ahuja and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
CAG finalising report on Rafale deal
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is finalising its report on the Rafale jet fighter deal and is likely to table it in Parliament in the budget session beginning on Thursday, said officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Delay in CBI selection panel meet may rule out senior officer
Rina Mitra, a special secretary (internal security) in the Union home ministry, will be out of contention for the top job at the CBI if the selection committee does not meet in the next two days as she is set to retire on January 31, people familiar with the development said.
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi and Rajesh Ahuja
Extradition matter still in Antiguan court, I have full faith, says Mehul Choksi
Mehul Choksi and his nephew, diamantaire Nirav Modi, have been accused of defrauding state-owned Punjab National Bank of Rs 13,500 crore in issuance of letters of undertaking and foreign letters of credit.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 08:10 AM IST
Shunted CBI cop in Chanda Kochhar case suspected of leaking info: Sources
Mishra’s transfer was part of a maze of mass transfers ordered by CBI’s interim director M Nageswara Rao ever since being given interim charge of the agency on January 10. He
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 10:38 PM IST
No decision on new CBI chief, panel discussed 79 names put in two lists
The CBI has been working under interim director M Nageswara Rao after Alok Verma was removed on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty by the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
CBI books Kochhars, Dhoot over loan fraud
Agency searched offices of Videocon, NuPower; bank’s shares slide
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Centre mulls simultaneous Lok Sabha and J-K polls
The state has been under President’s Rule from mid-December after six months of Governor’s Rule, which was imposed after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party-led coalition government.
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Make minutes of select panel’s meet on Alok Verma public: Kharge to Modi
In his letter to PM Modi, Kharge said that the government seemed to have already made up its mind on appointing an interim CBI director and it was not placed before the selection committee meeting on January 10.
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySaubhadra Chatterji and Rajesh Ahuja
No corruption allegations on ousted CBI chief: Patnaik
“There was no allegation against Alok Verma. Sana Satish Babu never said he paid money to Verma,” justice Patnaik said over the phone.
Published on Jan 12, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Bhadra Sinha
Alok Verma, who lost CBI chief’s job, should face criminal probe: CVC report
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary and two vigilance commissioners, Sharad Kumar and TM Bhasin, also said in their report that Alok Verma tried to induct “tainted” officials in the agency despite adverse reports from his own officials.
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 12:18 AM IST
CBI chief Alok Verma orders more transfers on Day 2 after reinstatement
On his first day back at work on Wednesday, after being reinstated following a Supreme Court order, Alok Verma wasted no time and scrapped all but one of the transfer orders issued by interim director M Nageswara Rao.
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Back in charge of CBI, Alok Verma scraps transfer orders of interim director
Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana had been engaged in an internecine battle that roiled the agency and almost split it down the middle, forcing the government to act.
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Alok Verma back in CBI, may revoke transfer orders
The top court on Tuesday quashed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) order divesting Alok Verma of all responsibilities and two subsequent orders of the government, one reinforcing the CVC order on Verma’s removal, and another on the appointment of Rao as interim director.
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 09:12 AM IST