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Vyapam scam: CBI summons Gwalior-based SIT

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Bhopal: The CBI on Tuesday summoned the Gwalior-based Special Investigation Team (SIT) to take charge of the probe into the Madhya Pradesh Vyapam recruitment and admissions scam and related deaths.

The Gwalior-Chambal region of the state is where most of the over 45 deaths related to the raging Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (Vyapam) – Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board – have occurred over the past few years.

A 40-member Central Bureau of Investigation team arrived in Bhopal on Monday following the Supreme Court’s order to the agency to take over the investigation into the scam from SIT, the state police’s probe agency.

The CBI team has already conducted two meetings with the SIT’s Special Task Force (STF) and it has handed over many significant documents to the central agency, sources said.

According to CBI sources, a special team of Gwalior police was probing various matters related to the Vyapam scam. This is the region from where many suspects have been arrested and many scam related deaths have been reported.

(IANS)

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Kanishk Gold Directors Questioned in Loan Fraud Case

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A Central Bureau of Investigation official told IANS: "Questioning of KGPL Directors Bhoopesh Kumar Jain and Neeta Jain is being carried out at our Bengaluru office." Pixabay

The CBI on Thursday said that it was questioning the directors of Kanishk Gold Pvt. Ltd. (KGPL) in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged defrauding a consortium of 14 banks led by the SBI to the tune of Rs 824 crore.

Bhoopesh and Neeta Jain had arrived here on Wednesday evening, according to the official.

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The agency also conducted searches at KGPL’s office as well as official and residential premise of accused persons at various places in Chennai. Pixabay

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The questioning comes in the wake of the case it registered against the Chennai-based jeweller on Wednesday for defrauding the consortium of Rs 824.15 crore in the form of loans, now been declared a non-performing asset (NPA). IANS

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Khaleda Zia granted bail in 2008 corruption case

Khaleda is a two-time Bangladesh Prime Minister, having ruled from 1991-96 and again from 2001-06

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Khaleeda Zia granted 64 months bail. IANS

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, convicted in a corruption case, was granted bail on Monday.

BNP leader Zia secured a four-month bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in which she was handed five years of imprisonment by a Bangladesh court.

“Now, there is no legal bar to let Khaleda walk out of prison on bail,” Bangladesh Daily Star quoted BNP Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon as saying.

Earlier today, a bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the bail order in response to a petition moved by Khaleda before a high court back in February.

Her bail was considered on four grounds, including her health condition.

Further, the high court directed the concerned authority to prepare the paper book of the case within the next four months for hearing the appeal she filed against her conviction in the case.

The high court sentenced Zia’s eldest son and Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others for at least 10 years with a fine of 2.10 crore Bangladeshi takas (Tk).

The Anti-Corruption