CORRUPTION COMPLAINTS

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UP STF arrests a man for facilitating transfers of IAS and IPS

Uttar Pradesh STF nabbed a 30-year-old man Peeyush Aggarwal from Ghaziabad for allegedly facilitating transfers and postings of IAS and IPS officers in the state. He has been posing himself a journalist and social worker.

 

Aggarwal had allegedly fixed a Rs 1.25 crore deal for ensuring that a senior IAS officer is posted as vice-chairperson of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA). However, the deal fell through. He is alleged to have assets worth crores, he stayed in a rented flat at KW Srishti housing society. Originally from Uttarakhand, he had been living in Delhi-NCR for the past 10 years.

 

He also carried an ID card of DD News which later turned out to be fake. Vishal Vikram Singh, ASP in STF in Lucknow, said their investigation followed an audio clip in which Aggarwal can be purportedly heard talking to his associates about the IAS officer’s posting. After the clip featured on a news channel on May 21, the government ordered an investigation by the STF.

17 hours ago
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CVC asks to complete prob against govt officials before retirement

The CVC has asked banks and central government departments to expedite disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases especially those who are about to retire shortly. It was noticed that some cases of alleged corruption do not get disposed of even until the retirement of an accused public servant.

 

The CVC has been writing to the government departments since 2007 on the issue to ensure that the accused officers are brought to justice in time. The most recent letter in this regard was written in July 2019. It had specifically impressed upon the vigilance functionaries as well as administrative authorities concerned the need to prioritize their activities of conducting investigations and completion of disciplinary action well in advance so as to avoid late reference to the Commission.

 

It was also conveyed that all such retirement cases should be received by the first week of the month of superannuation of the officer(s) concerned. A directive in this regard was issued to secretaries of central government departments and the chairman and managing directors of public sector banks, undertakings and autonomous organizations.

20 May 2020
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UP STF arrests a man for facilitating transfers of IAS and IPS

By IndianMandarins 17 hours ago

Uttar Pradesh STF nabbed a 30-year-old man Peeyush Aggarwal from Ghaziabad for allegedly facilitating transfers and postings of IAS and IPS officers in the state. He has been posing himself a journalist and social worker.

 

Aggarwal had allegedly fixed a Rs 1.25 crore deal for ensuring that a senior IAS officer is posted as vice-chairperson of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA). However, the deal fell through. He is alleged to have assets worth crores, he stayed in a rented flat at KW Srishti housing society. Originally from Uttarakhand, he had been living in Delhi-NCR for the past 10 years.

 

He also carried an ID card of DD News which later turned out to be fake. Vishal Vikram Singh, ASP in STF in Lucknow, said their investigation followed an audio clip in which Aggarwal can be purportedly heard talking to his associates about the IAS officer’s posting. After the clip featured on a news channel on May 21, the government ordered an investigation by the STF.

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CVC asks to complete prob against govt officials before retirement

By IndianMandarins 20 May 2020

The CVC has asked banks and central government departments to expedite disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases especially those who are about to retire shortly. It was noticed that some cases of alleged corruption do not get disposed of even until the retirement of an accused public servant.

 

The CVC has been writing to the government departments since 2007 on the issue to ensure that the accused officers are brought to justice in time. The most recent letter in this regard was written in July 2019. It had specifically impressed upon the vigilance functionaries as well as administrative authorities concerned the need to prioritize their activities of conducting investigations and completion of disciplinary action well in advance so as to avoid late reference to the Commission.

 

It was also conveyed that all such retirement cases should be received by the first week of the month of superannuation of the officer(s) concerned. A directive in this regard was issued to secretaries of central government departments and the chairman and managing directors of public sector banks, undertakings and autonomous organizations.

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Noida SSP suspended

By IndianMandarins 10 Jan 2020

Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) SSP Vaibhav Krishna (IPS:2003:UP) was on Thursday suspended and fourteen police personnel transferred. Krishna has been in the middle of a row over a leaked letter and an objectionable video alleging corruption in the police force.

A letter sent by SSP to UP Government, alleging corruption in postings and transfers, had also surfaced following which the outgoing State DGP O P Singh had also sought an explanation from Krishna on the leaking of the confidential letter.

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CBI registers case against a sitting and a retired HC judge in corruption case

By IndianMandarins 07 Dec 2019

In an unprecedented move, the CBI has registered a case against sitting Allahabad High Court Judge Justice Shri Narayan Shukla for his alleged involvement of accepting bribe in lieu of giving a favourable verdict for a Lucknow-based medical college.

Justice Shukla has been named as prime accused along with retired HC Judge IM Quddusi, who was earlier arrested in September 2017. After registering the latest case in its larger alleged judicial corruption probe, the CBI teams on November 6 morning raided residences of Justice Shukla in Lucknow, Justice Quddusi’s residence in Delhi and five other places and recovered several incriminating documents related to investments and financial transactions.

The CBI confirmed that a case has been registered against Justices Shukla and Quddusi. In addition, the CBI has named an alleged conduit Bhawana Pandey, Bhagwan Prasad Yadav and Palash Yadav of Prasad Education trust, another alleged middleman Sudhir Giri and the trust.

Officials familiar with the FIR said Shukla, Quddusi and others have been booked for criminal conspiracy under sections 7, 8, 12 and 13 (2) and 13 (1) of the prevention of corruption act (which deal with accepting bribery, criminal misconduct).

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, in July this year, gave CBI permission to register an FIR against Justice Shukla after the agency informed the apex court about the irregularities. Gogoi had also written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year recommending Shukla’s removal after an in-house panel had found him guilty of judicial irregularities.

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Board of Directors: VRS of a Director hangs in balance?

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

A senior board level official in country’s key public sector entity is under troubles since May this year. In an unwarranted situation, the top official chose to opt for VRS but that did not prove to be enough to ease him out. If some top sources in a premier agency is to be believed the notice period for VRS ended in the first week of August 2019 but the administrative ministry extended the timeline for a particular reason.

As per rules the acceptance of VRS application requires vigilance clearance but the agencies do not find the case fit for clearance and his VRS has been hanging in balance for now.

Irony is that even though the Board-level official wants to get rid of corruption charges mere few months ahead of retirement, he finds himself in a catch 22 situation.

 

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Four cases of corruption cases against IPS officers sanctioned

By IndianMandarins 01 Feb 2019

The MHA has refused to disclose the number of sanctions sought from it to prosecute IPS officers since 2014 on the grounds that it was personal information and has no public interest.

 

In response to an RTI application filed by Pune-based Vihar Durve, the ministry, however, said that in corruption cases, it has sanctioned prosecution of four IPS officers since 2014.


On the question of the number of sanctions sought from it, the ministry said since there was no public interest in the disclosure of the information it cannot be provided under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act.

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Has the faction feud exposed 360-degree method of evaluation?

By IndianMandarins 25 Oct 2018

Following the high-decibel dramatic midnight developments (in CBI) several civil servants (across services/cadres/batches) have started raising questions over the 360-degree evaluation method which is not only opaque, but also contravenes the established institutional mechanism.  

 

360-degree method (verbal feedbacks as integral part of the evaluation) was started on the argument that seniors do not want to spoil their relations with juniors, hence record outstanding ACRs/APRs, even if they do not deserve. Here in CBI, the top boss, on 21 October 2017, gathered courage to object to the selection of his subordinate as No. 02 in the CBI and a year later (15 Oct 2018) filed an FIR against him. Further the second-in-command too had, on 24 August 2018, submitted a list of at least ten cases of corruption and misconduct against his chief. Further, more than a dozen of investigative officers were reshuffled at one go just to ensure natural-justice and fairplay in investigations.  

 

The Govt had to say that all it had vitiated the office eco-system of the premier investigative institution which had deep and visible impact on the overall governance.

 

Further, while sacking the top two the Govt said that ‘an extra-ordinary and unprecedented situation has arisen which demands that the Govt of India shall exercise its powers under Section 4(2) of the DPSE Act.’

 

One may recall that several senior officials (in Dept of Revenue & ED) slapped written charges on each other. A RAW officer too was found to be involved in hatching conspiracies against top officials.

 

The acts of allegations and counter-allegations were none-less than the 360-feedbacks on integrity & conduct. Surprisingly, the empanelment, selection & deployment of these senior-most officials were the outcome of 360-degree method itself which would have compelled the disgruntled officers to raise questions over the 360-method.  

 

What needs to be underlined here that Governments run on established and time-tested rules and regulations with institutional support mechanism and not on peripheral procedures with changes introduced frequently to both circumvent and override the existing institutional mechanism which invariably runs the risk of destroying the anchor of the ship and break the confidence of the participants and stake-holders. 

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CBI arrested its Deputy SP

By IndianMandarins 22 Oct 2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested its Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar on the allegations of forgery in recording the statement of Sathish Sana, who had alleged to have paid bribes to get relief in the case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi. Earlier Kumar was the investigation officer in the case.

 

It is alleged that a statement of Sana was purportedly recorded on 26 September 2018 by the investigating team headed by Asthana, but later CBI claimed that on that given day the businessman Sana was in Hyderabad.

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