New Delhi, Dec 06: The Supreme Court in an important judgment has said that there is no need to seek sanction to try retired government officials. The court observed that such protection is available only to public servant during his service.
A Bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Indu Malhotra said that the requirement for sanction under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is only for the serving government employees. There is no bar to initiate prosecution after retirement for the offence committed during the service period.
In its verdict today, the Supreme Court gave its stamp of approval on the Rafale deal, but more importantly said that the perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving enquiry by the Court
The Supreme Court today gave its final stamp of approval on the Rafale deal and said that there were no irregularities in it. While rejecting the review petitions that challenged the earlier order giving the Centre a clean chit, the Supreme Court said that the court cannot initiate a roving and fishing inquiry and there is no ground for an FIR.
In today’s Rafale order there was also a word of caution for Rahul Gandhi, who had attributed his remark, “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” to the order of the Supreme Court. While cautioning him to be careful in future, the court said that he had uttered those words without even reading the judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.
New Delhi, Nov 14: While rejecting the review petitions in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court said that on eat perusal of documents, it had found that one cannot compare apples and oranges.
The Bench made it clear that it was not for the court to determine the price at which the jets should have been bought. It expressed confidence and said that the Government’s internal mechanism would take care of the situation.
New Delhi, Oct 19: Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram had demanded illegal gratification in the form of overseas payoffs for himself and guarantees for the business interest of his son in exchange for FIPB approval in the INX Media’s FDI proposals, the CBI has said.
Further the chargesheet refers to a meeting at Chidambaram’s North Block office in which the alleged demand for a payoff was made in the presence of journalist, Vir Sanghvi.
New Delhi, Sep 13: The Interpol has issued an arrest warrant against Nehal Modi, the brother of Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB fraud case. The warrant was issued following a request made by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
This comes in the backdrop of the ED approaching a Mumbai court to extradite Nehal, the brother of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the Rs 1,400 crore fraud case. The ED accused Nehal of money laundering and destruction of evidence.
New Delhi, Sep 08:There is more trouble for former union minister, P Chidambaram as the Enforcement Directorate is likely to question in connection with the Air India case.
Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media case will also be examined in the Air India case, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia. The ED would however have to seek permission of the competent court before it proceeds any further.
New Delhi, Sep 06: With former union minister, P Chidambaram stating that he is ready to submit himself for interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate, officials in the agency would look to record his statements under a crucial section of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
New Delhi, Sep 06: Former union minister, P Chidambaram who is lodged in the Tihar jail, will not be guarded by personnel from Tamil Nadu.
The same rule is applicable to all other prison inmates, who are usually not guarded by personnel of their respective states. The jail authorities do this to ensure that no inmate gets comfortable with the guards.