Paid crores to SG, RG, AICC, Karnataka Congress leader’s diary reveals

govindBengaluru, Feb 23: A diary containing several names to whom kickbacks were paid allegedly by Congress MLC Govindraj has become public. The diary entry of the leader, who was recently raided by the Income Tax department, contains initials such as RG, AICC, SG office, M Vohra among other initials.
It is not clear who these persons are. It may be recalled that on Sunday BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa accused chief minister Siddaramaiah of taking Rs 150 crore as kickback for sanctioning the controversial steel flyover in Bengaluru.

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Safe in UK, don’t want to be at the mercy of a ‘maverick’: Vijay Mallya

vijay-mallya_4“I have become a political football,” said liquor baron Vijay Mallya whose extradition from the United Kingdom, India has sought. Mallya said that the election rhetoric by the two major Indian parties is evident that he has become a ‘political football’.
“Let them come with whatever evidence they have. I doubt they have any. If they have evidence then law take its own course. I am safe under the UK law unless proven otherwise. Would want be safe than sorry,” he also said while adding that he did not want to be at the mercy of some maverick, according to ANI.

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Rs 110 crore fine recovered from Sasikala, Jaya will go to TN coffers

jayagoldConvicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has been ordered to pay a fine by the Supreme Court of India.

In the case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the case stood abated since she is no more, but the fine of Rs 100 crore imposed on her too will have to be recovered. So who will get this money once it is recovered?

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How Sasikala can pay the Rs 10 crore fine imposed by Supreme Court

sasikalaSasikala Natarajan will have to spent an additional 13 months in jail if she fails to pay the fine of Rs 10 crore imposed on her by the Supreme Court of India which convicted her in the disproportionate assets case.

A circular was issued on Tuesday which directed her to pay the fine failing which she would have to spend 13 months in jail apart from the 3.6 year sentence she is serving since the past week.

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If security is Sasikala’s concern, then a transfer to Tihar will keep her safe

sasijailIt has been a week since AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan was convicted and sent to the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. The media is going to town with stories on what she wears and what she eats and that she is desperately seeking a transfer to a jail in Tamil Nadu.

A prisoner swap programme is available and if both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree for a transfer. However, with a (Tamil Nadu) government in place that is so ‘friendly’ to her, the chances are remote.

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Expect Vijay Mallya’s extradition soon

mallya-political-2_647_031116082604New Delhi, Feb 21: India has received a positive response from the United Kingdom on extraditions.

This would mean that the extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya is likely to happen soon, sources said.

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What is your shirt size, Qureshi had asked former CBI director Singh

ap-singhThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday registered an FIR naming its former director A P Singh. The FIR also names meat exporter Moin Qureshi and his friend Pradeep Koneru.

The FIR was lodged on the basis of a probe conducted by the Enforcement Directorate. The complaint states that Singh who was director of CBI between 2010 and 2012 had obtained money from business entities and individuals and allegedly showed favour.

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When Jayalalithaa’s luxury bus wowed journos, judge alike!

Photo for representational purpose only

Photo for representational purpose only

It was the year 2000, and the special court in Chennai had started evaluating the assets belonging to Jayalalithaa which the prosecution had said was disproportionate to her known source of income.

The first task for the judge was to evaluate the jewellery which was filled in three suitcases. However it was a bus that caught the eye of both the court staff as well as the journalists who were present in the court.

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When a court staff nearly lost job for wearing Sudhakaran’s 487-gm gold belt

sudhakarn-weddingThere is no doubt that the marriage of Sudhakaran the former foster son of Jayalalithaa was a lavish affair. It was this wedding that became the basis of the disproportionate assets case in which a conviction was recorded by the trial court and then the Supreme Court.

There are several incidents that transpired both in and outside the courts which were a subject of discussion for legal correspondents covering the trial. Journalists from Bengaluru and Chennai would very often discuss such incidents over coffee and cigarettes.

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Karnataka sends Rs 12 crore bill to TN for conducting Jaya DA case

jayalalithaa_heroKarnataka has sent a bill of Rs 12.04 crore to Tamil Nadu in connection with the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case. The bill details the expenditure incurred by Karnataka while conducting the DA case between 2004 and 2016.

The bill has details of the court charges, security, fees of lawyers, salary of judges and also the security arrangements made in connection with the case. The expenses were incurred by the chief accountant, the registrars of the city civil court and the Karnataka high court and the home department.

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