A special court on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the 2G scam.
Retired CAG Vinod Rai has welcomed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to write memoirs, saying the nation needs to know what exactly transpired during his tenure and felt that people holding high offices should pen their experiences.
The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed Advocate Prashant Bhushan to reveal source of information regarding guest list at CBI director's residence and CBI file notings. The court has asked Bhushan to submit the name of whistleblower in the controversial visitors log-book in a sealed envelope.
After ex-Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book questioned Manmohan Singh's integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime, the latter refused to comment when posed with a question on Rai's charges.
New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said had the previous UPA government taken appropriate decisions at appropriate time, "much of the mess" created by 2G spectrum allocation would have been avoided.
After ex-CAG Vinod Rai attacked Manmohan Singh on 2G issue, Congress leader Kamal Nath on Friday said the former Prime Minister may have made a "mistake" in not acting despite his letter to him expressing concern over the spectrum allocation process.
Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.
Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM's name out of audit reports.
Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to remove CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and initiate disciplinary and criminal action against him for allegedly abusing his official position to protect accused in high profile corruption cases including 2G spectrum and coal block allocation scam.
Facing criticism for his alleged meetings with representatives of companies facing CBI probe, agency's chief Ranjit Sinha on Friday avoided making any comment saying he was already "under fire" from all sides.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday attacked CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, accusing him of running a "gang of corrupt officers", and questioned why Narendra Modi government was "silent" though it had been elected on anti-corruption plank.
After the Supreme Court on Thursday sought details regarding entry list of his residence, the beleaguered CBI director Ranjit Sinha offered to recuse himself from the coal scam investigation if the court ordered him to.
The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down the plea of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to gag media from carrying news stories on documents pertaining to the entry of various people who are under its probe at his residence.