Central Bureau of Investigation director Ranjit Sinha is under fire for allegedly attempting to save corporates names in the 2G Spectrum Scam. The CBI chief is also accused of allegedly shunting out Santosh Rastogi, a DIG-rank CBI officer, of the investigation of all 2G spectrum scam matters.
The lasting contribution of Kejriwal-Prashant may well be the removal of fear of the mighty. Media must take heart from this and proceed on this new course. But it cannot because its affairs are shrouded in secrecy.
An RTI filed by a group called RTI Anonymous forced the Ministry of Home Affairs to explain why Robert Vadra was being exempted from security checks at airports.
It is the greatest tragedy of the nation that the key decision makers, the Prime Minister, Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, Pranab Mukerjee whose lofty lectures on Parliamentary democracy being the only way to enact a law, are the ones with little stake in electoral politics.
There is no one to own responsibility. The concept of collective responsibility which is the bedrock of parliamentary democracy has been killed in India.
A hard-hitting letter to former Additional Solicitor General Vikas Singh who filed the petition against Bhushans in the Allahabad High Court.
CPIL has placed before the Supreme Court two draft reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which pointed out that the 2G scam has caused a loss of over 1 lakh crore to the exchequer. Canary Trap brings you some important extracts of the CAG draft reports, which directly points a finger of suspicion towards Raja for alleged irregularities and favoritism in the allotment of spectrum.
Prashant Bhushan recently submitted a supplementary affidavit in the Supreme Court of India where he has submitted evidence to back his allegations that "half of the last 16 Chief Justices have been corrupt." Bhushan has admitted that getting documentary evidence of corruption in the higher judiciary is difficult. Despite this, his historic affidavit throws light on blatant corruption in the top echelons of the Indian judiciary.
Prashant Bhushan, one of India's leading advocates, is facing contempt proceedings after he alleged in an interview that eight of the last 16 Chief Justices of India were corrupt. His father and India's former law minister, Shanti Bhushan, recently sought to implead himself in the contempt petition filed against his son. The father-son duo's attempt to cleanse India's higher judiciary of corruption is courageous but former attorney general Soli Sorabjee thought otherwise. The letter is in response to the unfortunate remarks by a very senior legal luminary.