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Arun Shourie appears before CBI court.(Sourced)

Laxmi Vilas disinvestment case: Arun Shourie appears before CBI court, denies wrongdoing

By Dinesh Bothra | Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 04:38 PM IST
The Rajasthan high court has already dismissed the allegation of undervaluation of the disinvestment
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The CBI filed an FIR in 2014, alleging that the government lost Rs 244 crore in sale as the hotel was evaluated at Rs 252 crore and was sold for Rs 7.52 crore. (PTI file photo)
The CBI filed an FIR in 2014, alleging that the government lost Rs 244 crore in sale as the hotel was evaluated at Rs 252 crore and was sold for Rs 7.52 crore. (PTI file photo)

Court stays arrest of ex-minister Arun Shourie in hotel sale case

By Dinesh Bothra | Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 07:13 PM IST
The case centres on the sale of the Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel in Udaipur, earlier run by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation, to Bharat Hotels Limited in 2002.
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The CBI registered a case on August 13, 2014, that some unknown officers from the Department of Disinvestment, in connivance with a private hotelier during 1999-2002, renovated and then sold the hotel at a throwaway price. (Photo thelalit.com)
The CBI registered a case on August 13, 2014, that some unknown officers from the Department of Disinvestment, in connivance with a private hotelier during 1999-2002, renovated and then sold the hotel at a throwaway price. (Photo thelalit.com)

Court stays arrest of 3 accused in Rajasthan Palace Hotel Sale

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Last week, the trial court ordered the registration of an FIR against former union disinvestment minister Arun Shourie, then department’s secretary Pradip Baijal, Lazard India Ltd managing director Ashish Guha, valuer Kantilal Karamsey and Bharat Hotels director Jyotsana Suri for the sale of the hotel.
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Prashant Bhushan refused to apologise for his statement but offered an explanation to the court.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Prashant Bhushan refused to apologise for his statement but offered an explanation to the court.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Prashant Bhushan files response in 2009 case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:12 AM IST
In his 2009 interview, Prashant Bhushan claimed half of the past 16 CJIs were corrupt.
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A view of the Supreme Court.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC allows Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie, N Ram to withdraw plea on contempt law

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan, who represented the petitioners, sought the permission of the court to withdraw the petition citing pendency of similar cases against Prashant Bhushan before the top court.
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A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which also comprises justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, reserved its verdict on the review petitions on May 10.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which also comprises justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, reserved its verdict on the review petitions on May 10.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Top court order on Rafale deal review petitions today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:42 AM IST
The petitions have sought a re-examination of the December 2018 verdict, which found that due process had been followed in the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
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Arun Shourie alleged that the members of the inquiry panel were acting as the members of a club(PTI)
Arun Shourie alleged that the members of the inquiry panel were acting as the members of a club(PTI)

‘Grave injustice’: Arun Shourie on clean chit to Chief Justice by SC panel

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Arun Shourie said said that because of the infirmities in the whole procedure of dealing with the allegations, doubts will always linger that the three members of the committee were shielding the CJI which will corrode the credibility.
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The opposition moved in swiftly to use the court order to hammer away at the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File)
The opposition moved in swiftly to use the court order to hammer away at the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File)

SC rejects Centre’s objection on leaked Rafale papers, opposition moves in

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 03:54 PM IST
“I thank Supreme Court… Justice has been done”, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said soon after filing his nomination form for the Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh.
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The Supreme Court will on Thursday resume hearing petitions calling for a review of its judgement in the Rafale case from December last year that said there was no reason to doubt the purchase process or the need for the fighter jets.(PTI)
The Supreme Court will on Thursday resume hearing petitions calling for a review of its judgement in the Rafale case from December last year that said there was no reason to doubt the purchase process or the need for the fighter jets.(PTI)

Supreme Court to hear petition to review Rafale verdict today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The hearing follows a controversy after attorney general KK Venugopal told the top court that the petitioners used stolen documents in their review petitions and “should not be relied on”.
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Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.(AFP)
Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.(AFP)

Rafale documents not stolen, petitioners used photocopies: Attorney General

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.
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A Rafale fighter aircraft rehearses for fly-past ahead of 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.(PTI file photo)
A Rafale fighter aircraft rehearses for fly-past ahead of 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.(PTI file photo)

Supreme Court to hear review pleas on Rafale in open court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:03 PM IST
SC agreed to hear in open court petitions seeking a review of its December 14 verdict that dismissed public interest petitions questioning the 2016 deal India signed with France to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets and seeking a court-monitored investigation of the purchase.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the January 19 mega opposition rally in Kolkata would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and regional parties would be the deciding factor.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the January 19 mega opposition rally in Kolkata would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and regional parties would be the deciding factor.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Mamata says Opposition’s January 19 rally will sound death knell for BJP

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:42 PM IST
The latest to confirm attendance were the former BJP troika of Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha, all of who are staunchly opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP.
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Supreme Court on December 14 had rejected petitions seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the purchase of Rafale fighter jets.(AP File Photo)
Supreme Court on December 14 had rejected petitions seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the purchase of Rafale fighter jets.(AP File Photo)

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC seeking review of December 14 Rafale verdict

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 01:38 PM IST
In their review plea, they alleged that the judgment “relied upon patently incorrect claims made by the government in an unsigned note given in a sealed cover” to the apex court.
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Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking registration of an FIR into the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France(HT Photo)
Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking registration of an FIR into the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France(HT Photo)

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan move SC seeking FIR in Rafale deal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 10:55 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court seeking registration of an FIR into the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France alleging “criminal misconduct” by high public functionaries.
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The government is understood to be unhappy with CBI Director Alok Verma meeting former Union minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan who demanded a probe into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal.(PTI File Photo)
The government is understood to be unhappy with CBI Director Alok Verma meeting former Union minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan who demanded a probe into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal.(PTI File Photo)

Govt ‘unhappy’ with CBI director meeting Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 08:53 AM IST
Last week, Shourie and Bhushan had met the CBI Director, submitted documents and demanded a probe into alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal and offset contract.
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Union minister Arun Jaitley attends a news conference in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)
Union minister Arun Jaitley attends a news conference in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)

Another attempt to tarnish govt’s image, says Arun Jaitley on Rafale allegations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 06:14 AM IST
Two former BJP leaders Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with advocate Prashant Bhushan, said the government needed to explain how the deal with France was concluded.
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Jay Mehta with father Mahendra Mehta.
Jay Mehta with father Mahendra Mehta.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Memoirs are made of this

By Malavika Sangghvi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP)

Present situation in Supreme Court disastrous: Former Chief Justice RM Lodha

By Ashok Bagriya | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 01:03 PM IST
Justice RM Lodha also says it is for the Supreme Court Chief Justice to take the institution forward by showing “statesmanship qualities”.
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BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Mamata calls on Sonia Gandhi, meets Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:01 AM IST
During the meeting, Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi are understood to have discussed the present political scenario and the strategy to defeat the BJP in the next general elections and in various state elections due this year.
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