The case had stemmed from another case registered by the CBI in January 2015 in which Bhandari was named along with Joint Commissioner Sallong Yaden who was arrested while allegedly “receiving” a bribe from Shreyans Bhandari.
The complaint was lodged at the end of October with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking an investigation into the circumstances under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold by France to India in 2016.
Rafale deal: The answers of the senior officers of the Indian Air Force to the questions posed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are seen as being critical to the case.
Pricing details of 36 Rafale fighters being bought from France submitted in sealed cover to Supreme Court. On October 31, hearing PILs questioning the government-to-government deal between India and France for purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft in flyaway condition.
CBI power shift: The CVC passed two diametrically different orders within a year on the same “note” against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
INS Arihant, a strategic asset, was developed for over two decades under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) programme, which comes directly under the Nuclear Command Authority headed by the Prime Minister.
The transcripts suggest alleged links between R&AW officer Samant Kumar Goel and Asthana in the bribery case in which the CBI Special Director was named Accused No.1.
In response to specific queries sent by the CBI without naming anyone, ASG P S Narasimha said in a detailed reply that “for clarity, I reiterate that registration of FIR/ PE [preliminary enquiry] will not await the previous approval required under Section 17A”.
M Nageshwar Rao alleged the Odisha cadre is “highly divided with incessant internecine fights”, and thus “feedback from IPS officers of Odisha may kindly be taken not with a pinch of salt but a ladle of salt” by the government while considering him for the post.
The Qureshi case is at the heart of the current turmoil in the CBI, with the case files being asked for by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its correspondence with Alok Verma.
Tracing the life of dynamic martial arts and cultural icon, Bruce Lee
From a Rafale deal complaint to the Medical Council of India bribery case, from a probe into a coal mine allocation case allegedly involving IAS officer Bhaskar Khulbe to an investigation into the Sterling Biotech case.
CBI vs CBI: Sources said a note had been prepared, which was to be approved and signed by Verma on Wednesday, before it was to be sent to the Central Vigilance Commission and the Department of Personnel and Training.
M Nageshwar Rao, a 1986 batch Odisha cadre officer and Joint Director at the CBI took over the duties and functions of CBI Director.
As Special Director and No. 2 at the CBI, Rakesh Asthana was heading a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which was responsible for some high-profile and sensitive cases.
The CBI said that although its files “are confidential and are not public documents,” it has “shared some of the files sought by the CVC and cooperated with the CVC”.
Deputy SP probing Moin Qureshi case held for ‘falsification of records’.
Sources said the CBI followed the trail of some saved WhatsApp messages retrieved from Manoj Prasad, a Dubai-based middlemen. Manoj was arrested by the agency from Delhi airport on Tuesday. Somesh is Manoj’s relative.
According to sources, CBI has put telephone intercepts, WhatsApp messages, money trail and a statement before the magistrate under Section 164. Text messages sent to Asthana seeking a reaction went unanswered.
US officials told The Indian Express that there is “support on both sides of the aisle” for “strong action against Russia”, and President Trump will need a good deal with India for granting a CAATSA waiver.
Reliance’s joint venture with Dassault has been at the centre of a political storm since France’s former President Francois Hollande’s statement that the Anil Ambani-owned firm was chosen as an offset partner as part of a “new formula” by the Indian government.
Washington may frown, but New Delhi can’t afford to ignore old ally Russia.
The deal for 36 Rafale aircraft in a government-to-government agreement was announced by the PM on April 10, 2015 during his visit to Paris which led to the cancellation of the 126 aircraft deal being negotiated by the previous government.
When commercial bids were opened in 2012, Rafale came as the ‘L-1’ or lowest bidder, which led to the process of negotiations being started with Dassault, the maker of Rafale.
General Rawat made these remarks during his keynote address at the General K V Krishna Rao inaugural memorial lecture, which was delivered by retired diplomat G Parthasarathy on ‘India’s Security & Foreign Policy Challenges’.