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CBI books Cambridge Analytica, GSR for illegal data harvesting

In what could be the first criminal investigation launched against a company and its representatives by India for illegal data harvest, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked UK-based Global Science Research (GSR) Limited and Cambridge Analytica (CA) for Facebook data theft and privacy violation of social media users. Notably, GSR and CA have...

Hathras Gang-Rape Case: CBI charges 4 accused with rape and torture

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its chargesheet submitted on Friday has said that the four accused in the infamous Hathras gang-rape case had raped and tortured the victim that resulted in her death at a Delhi hospital while availing treatment. The CBI has also charged the four upper-caste men under the SC/ST Act...

Human Rights: SC makes CCTV’s, audio recording mandatory in interrogation rooms, lock-ups

In a direction aimed at curbing human rights abuses, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice RF Nariman has directed the state governments to install CCTV cameras in each and every police station. The top court has clarified that the CCTV cameras should cover all the entry and exit gates of the police stations, the...

CBI to bring Hathras rape accused to Gujarat for polygraph test

The four accused in the infamous Hathras gang rape case will undergo a polygraph and brain mapping test in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. All the accused are currently lodged in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh jail. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the case will bring the accused to Gandhinagar for the tests. Notably, all the...

State govt’s consent mandatory for CBI probe: SC

The Supreme Court has said that the consent of the state government is mandatory for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. It added that the Union government cannot extend the jurisdiction of the central agency without approval from the state government. The Supreme Court verdict assumes importance, especially when eight non-BJP ruled states have...

Nirav Modi’s seventh bail plea rejected by UK court

A court in London on Monday rejected the bail plea of fugitive fraudster Nirav Modi. It was the seventh rejection by courts of the United Kingdom. Nirav Modi is lodged in a London prison since his arrest on an extradition warrant in March last year. Diamantaire Nirav Modi is wanted in India in connection with...

Now, CBI can’t probe cases in Maharashtra sans state govt’s consent

In a development that indicates the growing tussle between the Maharashtra government and the Centre, the Uddhav Thackeray government has clarified that henceforth the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will have to take the Maharashtra government’s permission to probe any matter in the state. Notably, the Maharashtra government has issued an order withdrawing consent...

CBI seeks life imprisonment for former Union minister Dilip Ray

The CBI has sought life imprisonment for former Union minister Dilip Ray who has been convicted in coal scam case. The CBI told the Delhi court that white-collar crimes are on the rise and maximum punishment needs to be awarded to Dilip Ray to send a message to the society. Dilip Ray was convicted by...

Former Union minister Dilip Ray convicted in coal scam case

Former Union minister in the NDA government Dilip Ray has been convicted by a special CBI court in Delhi in a coal scam case. The case pertains to irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999. A former minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Dilip Ray also...

CBI raids premises of Congress’ DK Shivakumar in corruption case

The CBI on Monday raided 14 locations linked to Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar in connection with an alleged corruption case. The raids were carried out across Karnataka, Mumbai and Delhi. The CBI has recovered a total of Rs 50 lakh after the raids. Several teams from Delhi, Maharashtra began the searches at around 6:30...

Verdict on Babri Masjid demolition case tomorrow

The verdict on the historic Babri Masjid demolition case is likely to be pronounced tomorrow (September 30). Justice SK Yadav, who was running a marathon hearing of the Babri Masjid demolition case, will be pronouncing the verdict. Notably, the arguments in the case of both the defence and prosecution had concluded on September 1. The...

Amnesty International halts India operations alleging “witch hunt” by govt

Amnesty International, an NGO working in the domain of human rights, on Tuesday announced the closure of its India operations after a successful eight-year run. Amnesty International alleged that its bank accounts were frozen as part of the Union government’s “witch-hunt”. The organisation has said that it was compelled to let go of its 150...