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Cash For Kind

A range forest officer, Vilas Nikam, was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 11 lakh from the administrative officer of Sinhgad Technical Institute, Pune. The forest department had registered a case against the institute for carrying out construction activity on a disputed land and seized the construction equipment, an…

Caught A Cop!

The Anti-Corruption Bureau caught a man red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a sand dealer, allegedly on behalf of a probationary IPS officer, in Nanded. The arrest was made after a four-month operation after a complaint by the sand trader. The IPS officer has not yet been…

Down The Drain

India has witnessed the highest incidence of fraud with 89 percent of executives reporting their companies were victim to at least one instance over the past 12 months, up from 68 percent in 2016, according to Kroll Annual Fraud Report 2017-18. The country emerges on the top in frauds in three categories…

Judges In The Dock

Transcripts of conversations between middlemen leaked from the Central Bureau of Investigation suggest that payments allegedly reached the top echelons of the judiciary. On Jan 30, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan went to the extent of alleging that the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was involved in the medical scam.…

Highway Heist

The Central Vigilance Commission has unearthed a corruption network that allegedly operated at the highest levels of the National Highway Authority of India and Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence. The CVC said US infrastructure contractor CDM Smith paid bribes of about $1.18 million (Rs 7.5 crore) to the officials…

Budget Too Vague?

“Despite its utmost importance, the state budget in India remains one of the most intractable of documents, incomprehensible for ordinary citizens, specialists and non-specialists alike, making it difficult for the citizenry to participate in shaping public policy,” Transparency International India said in a statement on Jan 31.