Ritu Sarin


Ritu Sarin is Executive Editor (News and Investigation)

Panama links Italian currency-paper firm to Delhi businessman
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Fabriano was among the nine companies that got contracts for emergency currency-paper supplies in December 2016 after the demonetisation drive.

Panama Papers: 424 under probe, India gets data on 165 cases with links to offshore firms
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

According to data made available at the latest meeting of the Multi Agency Group (MAG) last month, the number of Indian clients of Mossack Fonseca, whose PAN numbers had been traced, has swelled to 424.

Arms dealer Suresh Nanda under ED scanner
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

After Sudhir Choudhrie, it is the turn of Suresh Nanda who has turned up for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate.

Panama Papers: ED widens probe, issues advisories to 137 Indians
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Officials in ED told The Indian Express that over the past two months, they have sent 137 “advisories” under Section 37 of FEMA to Indians named in the Panama Papers.

GSTN rejects CAG’s request to name auditor, do an extra audit
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

A top government official familiar with the subject told The Indian Express: “The issue of auditing of the GSTN will have to be escalated, possibly to the Finance Ministry.

Appointment bungle: Retired officer named for Defence job, wants PM Modi to ensure he gets it
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

It was on December 2, 2016, that the ACC issued an empanelment order to promote A K Saxena to the post of CGDA, a Secretary-level position.

Accused in 3 coal cases met CBI ex-chief, then got away: Probe
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Sources have confirmed to The Indian Express that the probe panel appointed by SC, has found a correlation between visits to Sinha’s residence by some of the coal-scam accused — recorded in visitors’ logbooks — to the closure or dilution of their cases.

Sahara fastest disposal in 5 years, I-T panel admits
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

In a reply to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act, the ITSC confirmed the report published in the newspaper (January 5, 2017) on the unusual haste shown in the Sahara India case.

Sahara’s expense claim to income tax panel is over 100 times its RoC filings
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

An email sent to Sahara India seeking details of revision in their expenses and the huge gap in reporting of expenditure between RoC filings and that provided to the tax authorities, went unanswered.

Sahara gets immunity, tax panel accepts its claim that seized papers not evidence
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Sahara diaries: The 50-page order, accessed by The Indian Express, shows that the ITSC had earlier rejected the application of the company and then on September 5, 2016 re-admitted it.

Eight foreign firms listed for supply of note paper
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The Letters of Intent along with the precise quantum of orders to each foreign firm would be finalised soon.

The new cash seizure trail
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The new note bundles are being found all jumbled up, breaking the sequence of serial numbers and leaving them with no markings or bands, which could have indicated which bank they had come from.

Cash crunch: 20,000 tonnes of currency paper to be imported soon, 9 firms on radar
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Officials of the Finance Ministry and Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) said that the order may be shared by around nine foreign firms.

Swiss Leaks: Income Tax moves court to prosecute Congress leader Amarinder Singh for ‘foreign assets’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Calling the complaint “malafide and politically motivated,” Amarinder Singh today said the Income Tax Department had “failed to dig out any proof’’ of his alleged foreign assets.

Motivating to print Rs 500 notes: New target allowance, per diem
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

At the two currency presses Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited in Dewas and Nashik, rules tweaked to keep currency press cranking.

Appraisal report after raids: Birla text message shows payoff to ‘Gujarat CM’ in 2012, says Arvind Kejriwal
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

The appraisal report, forwarded to the IT Department’s assessment wing in February 2014, was first reported by The Indian Express (January 15, 2015).

Panama Papers: 415 Indians under scanner as probe widens
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

As part of the probe, the Income Tax (Investigation) wing has so far conducted searches at the premises of nine persons named in the data and carried out surveys in the case of another 14.

Printers expected a New Year launch for new notes, caught unawares
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Top SPMCIL officials told The Sunday Express that they were expecting a New Year launch for the new notes, which were being printed in three shifts at two of its security presses from September onwards.

Demonetisation: Decoys, airport swoops marked Income Tax crackdown
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Posing as customers in jewellery stores and suspected hawala circuits, which were still accepting notes that were no longer legally valid on Wednesday, the investigators reported high-volume sales, particularly at various jewellers.

Bold, solution in one stroke: Black money probe judge
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The SIT, constituted immediately after the Modi government came to power in 2014, has submitted several status reports to the Supreme Court.

ED initiates financial inquiries into 52 firms owned by arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The summons, sent to the London-based businessman on October 21, has a list of all 52 companies that are owned or linked to either Sudhir Choudhrie or his wife Anita Choudhrie.

CBI names defence agent Vipin Khanna as key beneficiary in Embraer payoffs FIR
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The agency, which registered a preliminary inquiry in the Embraer case on September 16, filed the FIR in a Delhi court on October 18 and converted it into a regular case.

I-T case against Moin Qureshi among the biggest under new Black Money Act
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Officials in the I-T department said that Qureshi has recently been slapped with notices under the new Act for maintaining undisclosed foreign bank accounts with balances of over Rs 100 crore.

Pakistan denial of surgical strikes suits us for now, we will change tactics if provoked again: Top official
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

The Indian side had also factored in the dark night period while deciding when to strike at the militant hideouts snuggling the LoC.

Must factor disruptions into J&K governance, says Haseeb Drabu
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

The prolonged protests, tensions with Pakistan, and evacuations will add to the economic distress the state was facing, Drabu said.

After Panama Papers, Bahamas: More Indians in secret tax haven list
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

An investigation of the list by The Indian Express has shown that the Bahamas Leaks has 475 India-related files linked to corporate personalities across sectors such as mines and metals, electronics, real estate, media and entertainment.

Faulty supplies to troops: UN deducts Rs 338 crore from payment to India
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Records, accessed by The Indian Express, show that the UN deducted $50.45 million towards equipment meant to be carried but was not held by the units according to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Indian Government.

CM Mehbooba Mufti calls Uri attack attempt to create warlike situation, reviews security jointly with governor
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Besides the state police heads including DGP K Rajendra Kumar and the top brass of the BSF and CRPF, chief secretary Brij Raj Sharma and financial commissioner Bharat Vyas were present at the meeting.

Army set to hand over 1,500 acres of land to J&K govt, modalities being worked out
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The transfer of land was one of the main items on the agenda during the formation of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state.

Police: A week of use later, capsicum gas raises questions
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Police and CRPF personnel are carrying both pellet guns and the PAVA shells for crowd-dispersal operations, with clear instructions that the latter should be used as first option.

Eid in the time of curfew — and some biscuits from Delhi
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

For most part of the day, Srinagar’s markets and malls were shut, and the roads deserted.

Digvijaya Singh air upgrades figure in probe into aviation consultant
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

The data, some of which had to be restored from deleted files, shows that Singh and his family members had been frequently upgraded during international air travel, mostly on Emirates Airlines.

Taxmen probe CSR donations to NGO by aviation, missile firms
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Rs 143 crore came over 3 years, NGO says got Rs 85 crore.

Scorpene leak: Firms to be blacklisted only in cases of clear criminality, says Manohar Parrikar
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Manohar Parrikar said that fresh “guidelines” for blacklisting defence firms were in a brief policy document which was not even 10 pages long and had been sent by the MoD to the Ministry of Law for clearance.

Scorpene submarine leak: Too early to assume, will do what’s needed, says Manohar Parrikar
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

He said he had already asked the Navy to submit an interim inquiry report on the matter which they should within the next 24-48 hours.

Offshore trail: Queries sent to 12 countries
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been informed about this action and till date four status reports have been submitted to it by the Multi-Agency Group.