Rashmi Rajput


Gadchiroli encounter: Reworked strategy, better equipment led to success
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

While 46 encounters took place in 2017, there were 36 in 2016 and 30 in 2015. Until March this year, 19 encounters have already been held.

Gadchiroli encounter: Naxal bodies found floating in river, death count now 37
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Sources said a manhunt has been launched in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to locate cadre members, who police suspect were injured in the encounter on Sunday but managed to flee.

Why Maharashtra is changing its rules on parole, furlough — again
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Parole and furlough, which are parts of the penal system and used for humanising prison administration, are granted under different circumstances.

Maharashtra: No parole for ‘attempt to rape with murder’ convicts
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The proposed amendment has also brought changes in the emergency parole rules. A prisoner can now avail an emergency parole for 14 days without any extension.

‘Rs 1.06 crore’ diamonds seized from Mehul Choksi firm now pegged at Rs 10 lakh
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

In a related development, the CBI on Saturday questioned several “directors” of three Choksi firms — Gitanjali Gems Limited, Gilli India Limited and Nakshatra Brand Limited — who have been named in the FIR.

‘Parcel bomb’ case: Ammonium nitrate was used as explosive, says FSL report
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The report has been forwarded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad which is now probing the ‘parcel’ bomb case.

Indrani Mukerjea health: Illness not due to drug overdose – Forensic report
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

“Even though the Kalina FSL has ruled out drug overdose as the reason behind Indrani’s illness, we will wait for JJ Hospital’s discharge report, which will form the basis of our enquiry,” said an official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

SC/ST Atrocities Act: Conviction rate remains low, but dip in false cases filed
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Until February this year, conviction rate stood at 6.93 per cent, only a little better than 2017’s 5.95 per cent. In 2016, the year of the Maratha rallies, seeking dilution of the Atrocities Act, conviction rate was marginally higher at 7.07 per cent.

Drug overdose probe: Jail ponders psychiatrist for Indrani Mukerjea
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The jail will soon write to the Home Department seeking the services of a psychiatrist attached to a government hospital to counsel Mukerjea, who, the department suspects, could be suffering from "depression".

Rs 13,500-crore fraud: CBI examines two RBI officials about PNB’s nostro account
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Last week, the CBI had examined five senior officials including the former Deputy Governor of RBI, HR Khan on the 80:20 scheme pertaining to the jewellery import. Khan was particularly examined on the May 21, 2014 circular issued by the RBI on the said scheme.

CBI examines ex-RBI officer on scheme it suspects aided Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

The CBI suspects the scheme benefited diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi who are at the centre of a probe into alleged fraudulent transactions of over Rs 13,000 crore at the Punjab National Bank (PNB).

CBI questions Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law in ICICI-Videocon deal probe
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Rajiv Kochhar was brought to the agency’s headquarters in Mumbai and examined until late evening. Sources said that he is likely to be called on Friday to join the investigation.

Businessman missing in Mozambique: No clear leads, police probe business & land deals
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Mozambique police believe Pramod Goenka could have been kidnapped; family says no ransom call received yet

PNB fraud: CBI moves special court for freezing Nirav Modi’s Barclays account
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

A Letter Rogatory is a formal request to a foreign court seeking judicial assistance in probing an entity in another country.

Maharashtra govt fills 41 posts in ACB, may form SIT
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

This was after the government was pulled up by Bombay High Court for its “casual approach” to investigation in the irrigation scam.

SBUT acquires three auctioned properties of Dawood Ibrahim
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) (SAFEMA) of the Finance Ministry, which carried out the auction, has become the first government body to sell off Dawood's properties.

Coastal security much improved since ’08, Coast Guard fully equipped to meet challenges that emerge from sea: Nautiyal
Mon, Mar 26, 2018

"We are fully equipped to meet the challenges which emerge from the sea. All the coast security exercises, integration of coastal security network with our Ops philosophy, regular exercises and review has helped us to better prepare," Nautiyal said.

Rail roko: GRP probes who instigated protesters
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Peak hour traffic on Central Railway local lines was thrown off gear after agitating students stormed the tracks and blocked trains between Matunga and Dadar stations.

Mumbai traffic violations: Govt to introduce ‘one state, one e-challan’ system
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

In October 2016, the Mumbai traffic police moved from issuing challans to an e-challan system for collecting fines from traffic offenders on a pilot basis.

Jigaon project: State looks at setting up SIT to probe officials, politicians in irrigation scam
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

"Under the Rules of Business, the ED should have intimated the Principle Secretary, Water. However... the files were directly sent to the minister," said a senior Home department official.