Sadiq Batcha’s wife claims attack, gets police protection

Rehana Banu, wife of former union minister A Raja’s key aide Sadiq Batcha who was found dead in 2011 amid the probe into the 2G spectrum scam, was provided security after she lodged a complaint with the Police Commissioner stating that some men smashed the window glass and pelted stones at the car in which she was travelling Tuesday night in a suburban area. Continue Reading

HC adjourns hearing on CBI bid to question Kolkata Police chief

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned hearing on the West Bengal government’s plea against the CBI’s attempt to enter Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam cases. Continue Reading

Justice A K Sikri recuses himself from Rao’s case

Justice A K Sikri recused himself from hearing the petition challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as CBI interim director today. The top court bench led by Justice Sikri listed the matter for hearing on Friday before a different bench. As soon as the matter came up for hearing, Justice Sikri told senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for petitioner NGO Common Cause, that he would not like to hear the matter and was recusing himself. Continue Reading

Chidambaram accuses CBI of leaking charge sheet to media in Aircel case

Former union minister P Chidambaram today moved a Delhi court alleging that the CBI is leaking parts of the charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis case to the media “to sensationalise” the issue and “make mockery of judicial process”. Continue Reading