CBI Asks Interpol To Confirm If Bank Fraud Nitin Sandesara Moved Into Nigeria

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked the Interpol wing of Nigeria to confirm if absconding promoter of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech, Nitin Sandesara, being probed in a Rs 5,300 crore banking fraud case, has moved in that country.

The move came after reports that Sandesara along with his family members, also accused in the scam, have fled from the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria with which India does not have any extradition treaty.

The agency has said it has no input on the whereabouts of Sandesara and his family members. Following the reports, the agency has approached Nigerian Interpol authorities to find out details of Sandesara and his family members.


Congress Chief Fires Fresh Salvo At PM On Rafale Deal By Seeking Answers On Its Price

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi charged country’s “chowkidar” Narendra Modi with snatching away money from the poor and handing it over to industrialist Anil Ambani. He asked the prime minister for answers on why Rafale price was not disclosed and how Ambani got the contract.

“The chowkidar of the country has taken out Rs 20,000 crore from the pockets of the poor, martyrs and the jawans and put it in the pocket of Ambani,” Gandhi said at a meeting in the Jais area of his constituency.


Congress Objects To Highlighted Initial Letters Of Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna Logo

New Delhi: In the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the Congress has objected to the highlighted initial letters of Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna. The scheme is for providing medicines at affordable prices. The words in its logo in orange put together become acronym ‘BhaJAP’ in Hindi.

This is close to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindi acronym and saffron colour is commonly identified with the party. “This is highly objectionable that the government is using schemes for the BJP’s publicity in view of the elections.


Slugfest On Rafale Has Different People Sing Different Tunes; Cong Mounts Pressure On PM To Come Clean

New Delhi: As former French president Francois Hollande's claim on the Rafale deal fuelled a massive political row, the Government on Saturday asserted that it did not have any role in the selection of Reliance Defence as a partner for Dassault while France said that it was in "no manner" involved in the choice of any Indian industrial associate for the contract. Dassault Aviation said the decision to partner with Reliance Defence Ltd (RDL) to fulfill offset obligations of the deal was its own.


CBI Probes Role Of Its Own Special Director Rakesh Asthana In Over Half A Dozen Cases

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took an unprecedented measure of issuing a statement saying it is probing the role of its own special director Rakesh Asthana. The country’s top federal investigation agency is probing the senior-most officer after the chief Alok Verma “in at least half a dozen cases”. The agency also accused Asthana of making frivolous and baseless complaints against his boss to the government.

The statement, which finally acknowledges one of New Delhi’s worst kept secrets – the poor relationship between Verma and the man he thought had been foisted on him to create a parallel power centre in the agency, Asthana, and the way this is affecting investigations – came following a complaint by Asthana to cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha alleging that Verma was interfering in investigations.