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Apr 18, 2012 Gujarat HC quashes sedition cases against TOI Ahmedabad: "The cases had been filed after a series of investigative reports had exposed Mathur's dubious background and questioned if Ahmedabad was safe in his hands as police commissioner."
Apr 17, 2012 The shocking truth about India's armed forces: "the civil-military cold war in India has thrown into the public domain alarming facts -- from corruption to lack of preparedness."
Apr 17, 2012 Inquiry into Indian defence bribe over US$1bn lorries deal: ""There have been large amounts of corruption" in the defence department,"
Apr 17, 2012 Graft in armed forces: Antony warns strict action
Apr 17, 2012 बंगाल की पुलिस ने फेसबुक को लिखी चिट्ठी: "सीआईडी ने मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी के ख़िलाफ़ आपत्तिजनक टिप्पणियों और तस्वीरों के स्रोत का भी पता लगाने को कहा है."
Apr 17, 2012 Kolkata: Goons thrash retd scientist, strip daughter: "Worse, officers of Baruipur police station, who reached the spot more than two and a half hours after the incident, refused to record the victims' complaint or take them to hospital."
Apr 17, 2012 WB: Cartoon not the reason behind Professor's arrest?: "Reports say that it's not free speech which is at stake, in fact Ambikesh Mahapatra was arrested because of the nexus between the TMC and builders lobby."
Apr 17, 2012 Custodial death: Six cops sentenced to life in prison: "They were convicted of killing one Munnu in police custody on September 14, 2002 to favour Hari Narain with whom he had a dispute."
Apr 14, 2012 Cop in soup for 166 calls to woman complainant: "IPS officer S Syam Sundar has landed in trouble for taking a little too much interest in a damsel in distress who sought his help in a dowry harassment case."
Apr 13, 2012 SC to re-examine CBI clean chit to cops in top naxal's killing: "The Supreme Court today agreed to ''consider'' a plea for an independent probe into the killings of top Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and scribe Hemchandra Pandey in an allegedly staged gun battle by the Andhra Pradesh police"
Apr 13, 2012 SC notice to govts on plea for probe into all fake encounters: "probe into all cases of alleged killings by police in staged shootouts in the past 10 years in the country."
Apr 13, 2012 Mamata cartoons: Outrage in West Bengal, CM defends action, Congress unhappy: "and the academic community saying the police action is "highly atrocious" and a "clear assault" on the minimum democratic right of freedom of expression."
Apr 13, 2012 MoD to assist CBI in Tatra probe: "It is also said by sources that the Army Chief, Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and Vectra chief Ravi Rishi will be questioned during the investiation."
Apr 11, 2012 Tatra, corruption, snooping: Army Chief tells all
Apr 10, 2012 Army Chief sends complaint to CBI on alleged bribery offer: "Army Chief General V K Singh today (April 10) sent his complaint to the CBI regarding Rs 14 crore alleged bribery offer made to him by a retired officer to clear the supply of a tranche of 600 vehicles."
Apr 10, 2012 General VK Singh writes to CBI on Tatra bribe offer: "The investigating agency has not ruled out registering a complaint against Lt Gen (retired) Tejinder Singh."
Apr 10, 2012 Mumbai: ex-top cop's son arrested for drunk driving: "Paramdeep also threatened police officials by flaunting his father's name."
Apr 10, 2012 Cops slapped bill of Rs 75000 - Foresters charge Latehar police for forcibly occupying guesthouses: "slapping a Rs 75,000 bill on Latehar police for forcibly occupying the Betla tourist complex in Palamau"
Apr 9, 2012 News 360: Is there a trust deficit between Army and govt?: "The Indian Express carried a report on Wednesday saying that 2 Army columns marched towards the capital in Jan without notifying the govt."
Apr 9, 2012 Pune policeman caught 'stealing' motorbike: "The case came to light when the bike owner examined the footage from a CCTV camera installed nearby."
Apr 9, 2012 Cops didn’t produce witnesses in five 1984 riot cases: CBI: "In five anti-Sikh riot cases originating from the same FIR filed against Sajjan Kumar, no witnesses were produced by police, resulting in the acquittal of the accused persons"
Apr 9, 2012 From the Delhi police: Why women deserve to be raped: "I realised that according to stringent criteria of the Delhi Police, almost all women deserve to be raped."
Apr 8, 2012 116 Graft Cases Still Under Probe: Anti-Corruption Unit: "Out of the total of 116 cases involving 220 officials under probe, a highest of 39 are against 68 officials working in various departments of the GNCTD, 30 against 49 Delhi Police personnel and 23 cases against 47 officials working in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi"
Apr 8, 2012 NY Times: Delays, Corruption Mar India’s Weapons Procurement: "India’s armed forces are woefully short of arms and ammunition, thanks to a cumbersome and unrealistic weapons-buying process"
Apr 8, 2012 Pakistan Observer: Malpractices of Indian Generals: "Indian armed forces are also plagued with corruption"
Apr 8, 2012 No Truck With The Devil: "BEML’s Tatra trucks, ‘substandard’ monopolies and yet another defence scandal"
Apr 8, 2012 This week's CJ videos and Pictures
Apr 6, 2012 Exposed in documents: Unease over Tatra deal?: "Internal documents TIMES NOW has accessed reveal that the Tatra deal has been making some top Army Officers uneasy way back in 2008 - 2 years before General VK Singh took over as the Army Chief. The Tatra files clearly reveal that there was unease over the single vendor approach used in acquiring the Tatra trucks for the Army"
Apr 6, 2012 The Tatra files revealed: "The Army Chief about ten days ago first threw the bribe bomb. This charge ruffled many feathers as the Tatra truck deal became the talking point across the nation. Now, for the first time since questions were raised about the truck deal, TIMES NOW reveals critical internal documents dating back to 2008."
Apr 6, 2012 Physically challenged man beaten by cops in UP: "Men in uniform turn goons"
Apr 6, 2012 Shocking video: Punjab cop brutally beats up woman: "22 year old brutally beaten up by policeman"
Apr 6, 2012 Caught on cam: 10-yr-old boy brutally beaten up by cops: "Shocker from Andhra"
Apr 6, 2012 Out on bail but fearful of cops, he decides to return to jail: "Karan, 31, claimed he was under threat from some police officers outside the jail, and he feared that they will either kill him or frame him in false cases."
Apr 6, 2012 250 Delhi cops recruited on fake driving licences: "as many as 250 out of 676 constables recruited as drivers before the Games had submitted fake driving licences to get the job."
Apr 6, 2012 Dara Singh fake encounter case: Court says CBI has lost its credibility: ""It appears that the accused in the same case are being given differential treatment by the CBI. You people salute an accused, offer him tea and coffee and send him behind bars facilitating his judicial custody but you manage to get police custody of the other accused for a maximum time period in the same case. The aims and objectives with which CBI was established have been compromised and the CBI is proving counterproductive to these objectives and it is high time that the agency is shut down.""
Apr 3, 2012 Bribe bomb row: Army Chief writes to CBI: "Army Chief General VK Singh writes to CBI seeking more time to file a reply on the 14 crore bribe issue. The Army Chief had claimed in media interviews that an equipment lobbyist had offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore"
Apr 3, 2012 Pune cop caught 'stealing' motorbike: "when he went to file his complaint, the policemen on duty demanded Rs 300 for filing an FIR and Rs 2,000 for conducting the 'panchanama'."
Apr 2, 2012 NY Times: Newswallah: A Brief History of Corruption in the Ministry of Defense: "Corruption in India’s Ministry of Defense runs deep and wide"
Apr 2, 2012 B G Verghese: India's rotting defence establishment: "The disgraceful civil-military crisis India has witnessed denotes complete failure of leadership on the part of the army chief and the defence minister. Rather than try and paper over the cracks, both should go."
Apr 2, 2012 Police constable arrested for allegedly raping minor: ""Constable Chandan Mudi was arrested from his home at Rabindra Sarani area last night. The nine-year-old girl's"
Apr 2, 2012 Defence min official death: 4 days on, no leads yet: "With the autopsy report likely to be submitted on Monday (April 2) sources say that the two army officers who have been named by Yashkar in his suicide note are now under the CBI scanner."
Apr 1, 2012 DNA exclusive: Another pirate in the Indian Army: "Lt Col Gautam Dutta, who was accused of misappropriating the ministry of youth’s funds, was then allowed wrongful use of naval facilities in his capacity as a private operator."
Apr 1, 2012 3 cops to protect each VIP, just 1 cop for 761 citizens: "Besides a central list of VIPs having over 300-odd protectees, each state and UT has its own list making these numbers run into thousands."
Apr 1, 2012 Cops kept eyes shut during ’84 riots: CBI: "“This was a case where the police acted in a pre-planned manner and every policemen was keeping his eyes closed,”"
Apr 1, 2012 Policemen deployed for VIP security much beyond alloted number: "According to a Home Ministry report, these 16,788 VIPs, mostly ministers, MPs, MLAs, judges and bureaucrats, were guarded by 50,059 policemen in 25 states and Union Territories in 2010 for six months or more."
Mar 31, 2012 Karnataka DGP loses job over alleged atrocities: "The HC described Bidari as worse than Gaddafi for alleged atrocities by his team during the hunt for Veerappan."
Mar 31, 2012 Ex-Punjab minister Bibi Jagir Kaur gets VIP treatment in jail, officials touch her feet: ""Video footage shows jail officials, in uniform and civil clothes, shamelessly touching her feet. I understand that she has been extended the facility of a special darbar inside the jail where people can meet her. All this is happening on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal."
Mar 31, 2012 HC shows DGP Bidari the door: "Karnataka High court on Friday (March 30) struck down appointment of Shankar Bidari as state DGP and IG, describing him as "worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi" for alleged atrocities committed by the STF led by him during the hunt to nab forest brigand Veerappan."
Mar 31, 2012 Defence ministry official's death: Note blames 2 senior Army officers: "a note that blames two senior Army officers for driving Yashkar to despair by pressuring him at work."
Mar 31, 2012 Army chief names retired Lt Gen in his bribery complaint to CBI: "Army chief Gen VK Singh has named retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh in his complaint to the CBI on the alleged Rs 14 crore bribe offered to him to clear tranche of nearly 600 Tatra trucks."
Mar 30, 2012 Army chief confirms bribe offer to CBI, gives no details: "confirming his allegation that he was offered a bribe by a lobbyist to clear the supply of a tranche of "sub-standard vehicle" for the force."
Mar 30, 2012 Karnataka DGP Shankar Bidari worse than Muammar Gaddafi: High court: "for alleged atrocities committed by the STF led by him"
Mar 30, 2012 Bidari worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi: HC: "NHRC concluded that one woman was a victim of rape and repeated torture, three women were subjected electric currents through different parts of their body, seven subjected to illegal detention and assault, three suffered permanent disability, 11 stripped naked and given electric shocks, 12 unlawfully detained, one was taken into custody but never returned and 60 were killed in encounters out of 36 were killed in "false encounters"."
Mar 30, 2012 Top cop worse than Saddam Hussain or Gaddafi: Karnataka HC: "Karnataka high court on Friday struck down appointment of Shankar Bidari as state DGP and IG, describing him as "worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi" for alleged atrocities committed by the STF led by him during the hunt to nab forest brigand Veerappan."
Mar 30, 2012 General vs General: Fight escalates: "The Centre was asked on Friday (March 30) by the Delhi High Court to clarify if the March 5 press release with allegations against former Lt Gen Tejinder Singh was issued by the Government or by the Army officials in their individual capacity."
Mar 29, 2012 16 cops get life terms for fake encounter in UP: "Twenty years after a case of staged shootout, a CBI court in Ghaziabad on Thursday held 17 policemen guilty and sentenced 16 of them to life imprisonment, making it perhaps the largest number of cops convicted for life at one go in the country.", "The Ghaziabad CBI court order, a rarity, only underscores UP's dubious distinction of recording the largest number of fake encounters in the country"
Mar 29, 2012 Sources: CBI likely to call Lt Gen Tejinder for questioning: "the CBI is likely to question Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh in connection with the allegations that he had had offered Rs 14 crore as bribe to Army Chief General VK Singh to strike a defence deal."
Mar 29, 2012 Army Chief VK Singh's new accusation?: "Army Chief V K Singh has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry against a serving Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag of GOC 3 Corps. Dalbir Singh is second in line to be Army Chief, after Lieutenant General Bikram Singh, who will succeed VK Singh in May, 2012."
Mar 29, 2012 खुली भारतीय सेना की पोल: पाकिस्तानी अखबार: "दुनिया के सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र की सेना भीतर से काफी कमज़ोर है "
Mar 29, 2012 सेनाध्यक्ष के खिलाफ मानहानि का मुकदमा: "भारतीय सेना के सेवानिवृत्त लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल तेजिंदर सिंह ने सेनाध्यक्ष जनरल वीके सिंह के खिलाफ मानहानि का मुकदमा दायर कर दिया है."
Mar 29, 2012 Gen. Singh demands probe against serving Army top brass: "Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh is now alleging a fresh scam and has even asked for a CBI probe against a serving officer, Lt Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag - third in line to be the next Army Chief."
Mar 29, 2012 Don't harass people from Northeast, Ladakh: HC to Delhi police: "The Delhi high court on Thursday directed the Delhi Police not to harass people from the Northeast and Ladakh because of their facial similarity with Tibetans"
Mar 29, 2012 Army recommended promotion of graft-accused officer: Antony: "General V.K. Singh-led Army Headquarters had recently recommended promotion of the lieutenant general against whom the army chief has lodged a graft complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)."
Mar 29, 2012 Gen Singh brings out MP's letter alleging scam: "The Army Chief has sent TMC MP Ambika Banerjee's letter seeking a probe against Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag to the CBI."
Mar 29, 2012 The seal of corruption: "motorists in Bangalore as paying the maximum bribe among all top Indian cities, to escape being fined for illegal parking and other offences."
Mar 29, 2012 CBI looks into allegations of corruption in SFF purchases
Mar 29, 2012 Army chief keeps firing, wants probe against Lt General
Mar 29, 2012 Army procurement scam gets murkier
Mar 28, 2012 Gen VK Singh fires one more salvo; govt mulls sacking him: "Banerjee alleges that the former Army chief received crores of rupees in kickbacks for defence procurements and had acquired assets disproportionate to his known sources of income."
Mar 28, 2012 Democratic India lost control over Army Chief: "During his tenure more than 20 senior officers (Brigadier or above) faced charges of corruption or moral turpitude but only few have been punished jailed due to political pressure."
Mar 28, 2012 Army chief bribe row and the shady world of arms deals: "Tejinder Singh, he writes, “operates in tandem” with a retired major and his son, “both of whom are well-known” to Home Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karthi Chidambaram. Subramanian Swamy too has pointed to connections between the “triumvirate” of Tejinder Singh, the retired Major, and Karthi Chidambaram."
Mar 28, 2012 Does leaked Gen Singh letter mean spies have access too?: "Is it possible that the same sources helping the media with information could be disclosing the same to spies of the enemy countries as well? Do the sources help shady agents of arms dealers too?"
Mar 28, 2012 Six policemen beaten up by mob in Bengal: "The mob attacked the policemen with lathis and stones when they were returning from Satmari after arresting three persons last evening for allegedly preventing execution of MNREGA in the village"
Mar 28, 2012 Army toothless: General VK Singh drops letter bomb on government: "Army tanks are running out of ammunition, air defence is going obsolete, the infantry is operating without critical weapons and the nation's security is threatened. These are alarming allegations Army chief General VK Singh has made in a letter to the Prime Minister."
Mar 27, 2012 Daily Mail UK: India must face up to its inability to deal with the murky side of arms purchases: "People and companies are caught, charged, black-listed and yet the bribery and corruption in defence deals goes on."
Mar 27, 2012 Ex-Army officer tried to bribe Gen Singh: Antony
Mar 27, 2012 Bribe offer to Gen Singh was taped: Ex-officer: "The tape reportedly has Army Chief General VK Singh ordering the man out of his office after he was offered the bribe."
Mar 27, 2012 Trafficking mafia killed rape victim's mother: "was fighting a war for her daughter's dignity against a well-organized gang of human traffickers while the police and district administration turned a deaf ear to her repeated calls for help."
Mar 27, 2012 VK Singh's bribe allegation opens a can of worms: "The Tatra deal was always under scrutiny for its dubious shareholding and a possible loss to the Government."
Mar 27, 2012 The other general, comfortably retired until the bribery bomb: "he was one of hundreds of senior retired personnel, with a house in South Delhi and a plush car and, like so many others of his tribe, doing a business in “consultancy”."
Mar 27, 2012 Bribe offer taped, more proof soon, warn Army chief's friends: "there is a tape of the conversation between Gen Singh and Lt Gen Tejinder Singh, retired chief of the Defence Intelligence Agency, where the latter offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore for facilitating purchase of 600 substandard Tatra trucks by the Army."
Mar 26, 2012 India’s latest scandal: defence
Mar 26, 2012 The Last Word: Has VK Singh lifted the lid on corruption in the Army?: "In a startling revelation Army Chief General VK Singh claimed that he was offered bribe to clear the purchase of vehicles for the forces."
Mar 26, 2012 Scams that rocked defence ministry since 2007: "Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday dropped a bombshell by revealing that a retired lieutenant general had offered him a bribe of Rs.14 crore (Rs.140 million) for approving the supply of 600 sub-standard vehicles to the army."
Mar 26, 2012 Killed for reporting rape: "In a shocking case of ruthlessness and insensitivity an innocent tribal woman was shot dead by the alleged rapist of her 15-year-old daughter. Her only fault was that she was brave enough to fight for justice for her daughter. Whats worse is that 24 hours after the incident, no arrests have been made by the police yet."
Mar 24, 2012 Off The Blocks Adarsh scam probe sees first arrests : " Why has the CBI been delaying and soft-pedalling the case? Why did it take 14 months after the FIR for the first arrests? Why were key papers, stolen from the secretariat, not taken into safe-keeping earlier? Why were the notings on hard disk drives not sent for de-coding or forensic analysis for months? Why was disciplinary action not taken against bureaucrats and others named in the case? How did some of them get promoted?"
Mar 24, 2012 Manipur: 2 soldiers arrested for gangrape: "Four people, including two soldiers of India Reserve Battalion (IRB), were arrested on Saturday."
Mar 24, 2012 IPS officer accused of sexual harassment dismissed: "Natrajan, then inspector general of police of Ranchi, remained suspended since August 2005 when a television news channel showed him in a compromising position with a tribal woman, Sushma Badaik."
Mar 21, 2012 Adarsh scam: Accused sent to CBI custody: "CBI today arrested two former Major Generals of the Army in connection with the multi-crore rupee Adarsh Housing Society scam."
Mar 21, 2012 DGP accused for alleged graft to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs: "alleged gratification to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs by state director general of police (DGP) GS Rath."
Mar 21, 2012 Adarsh Housing Society scam: CBI probe too slow?: "More than 14 months after registering an FIR in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the CBI on Tuesday made the first arrests in the case.", "a face saving exercise"
Mar 21, 2012 Adarsh scam: CBI arrests former Major General: "According to CBI, Kumar, while holding the post of GOC, fraudulently and illegally issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the collector of Mumbai for development of a residential building on the plot. Kumar's son was allotted a flat in the plush 31-storey building in return of the favour"
Mar 21, 2012 BBC: Three held over India flat graft scandal: "the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested three people - a retired bureaucrat and two former army personnel"
Mar 20, 2012 Adarsh Housing Society scam: CBI arrests four: "Those arrested include retired defence estates officer RC Thakur and Brigadier (retired) MM Wanchoo."
Mar 20, 2012 Adarsh scam: CBI arrests retd Army Brigadier, 3 others: "The CBI had recently been pulled up by the Bombay High Court for its ''lackadaisical approach'' in probing the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam.", "The CBI has also sought sanction to prosecute Jairaj Pathak and Pradeep Vyas, both IAS officers, who are allegedly involved in the case."
Mar 19, 2012 TMC MP's guard urinates on passenger, pulls out gun: "A bodyguard of Trinamool Congress MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar allegedly urinated on two passengers on the Rajdhani Express early on Monday. He then pulled out his service revolver and threatened them into silence."
Mar 18, 2012 I could have become Delhi police chief had I compromised: Bedi: "India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said that she could have become the first woman police chief of the national capital had she made some compromises."
Mar 18, 2012 Police official arrested in hacking case: "he was arrested on charges of leaking official documents and for preparing a fake letter in the name of state intelligence."
Mar 17, 2012 The new mafia Raj: "Jaswant Singh Khalra had raked up the controversy of human rights violation by Punjab Police and had produced evidence of thousands of bodies surreptitiously burnt by the police."
Mar 17, 2012 IGP takes family on human safari: "a senior police officer, Sanjay Beniwal, has been transferred from Andaman following reports in 'Andaman Chronicle' of his taking his family and guests on a special "human safari" to meet the Jarawas"

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