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List of Indian political scandals


Sameer Medhekar (Student)     20 January 2009

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 List of Indian political scandals

This is a list of Indian political scandals, real or alleged.





1900s



]1990s





]2000s

Ketan Parekh Scandal, Barak Missile Deal ScandalTehelka Scandal (2001)

 

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 I'll Post complete details of Scandals here soon

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 Bofors scandal

 

The Bofors scandal was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and several others were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply India's 155 mm field howitzer. The scale of the corruption was far worse than any that India had seen before, and directly led to the defeat of Gandhi's ruling Indian National Congress party in the November 1989general elections.

The scandal was worth Rs 640 million (Rs. 64 crore).

The case came to light during Vishwanath Pratap Singh's tenure as defence minister, and was revealed through investigative journalism byChitra Subramaniam of the newspapers The Hindu and Indian Express.

The name of the middleman associated with the scandal was Ottavio Quattrocchi, an Italian businessman who represented the petrochemicals firm Snamprogetti. Quattrocchi was close to the family of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and emerged as a powerful broker in the '80s between big business and the Indian government.

Even while the case was being investigated, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 211991 for an unrelated cause.

In 1997, the Swiss banks released some 500 documents after years of legal wrangling and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a case against Quattrocchi, Win Chadha, also naming Rajiv Gandhi, the defence secretary S. K. Bhatnagar and a number of others. Several attempts to extradite Quattrocchi failed.

Meanwhile February 52004 the Delhi High Court quashed the charges of bribery against Rajiv Gandhi and others,[1] but the case is still being tried on charges of cheating, causing wrongful loss to the Government, etc. Win Chadha also died.

On May 312005, the High court of Delhi dismissed the Bofors case allegations against the British business brothers, Shrichand, Gopichand and Prakash Hinduja.

In December 2005, the Mr B. Datta, the additional solicitor general of India, acting on behalf of the Indian Government and the CBI, requested the British Government that two British bank accounts of Ottavio Quattrocchi be de-frozen on the grounds of insufficient evidence to link these accounts to the Bofors payoff. The two accounts, containing € 3 million and $1 million, had been frozen in 2003 by a high court order by request of the Indian government (when the (now) opposition party BJP was in power). The accounts were de-frozen on January 112006. He left India for Malaysia during the tenure of P V Narasimharao as the premier of India. India fought a long battle in the Malaysian courts to extradiate him in vain. On January 16, the Indian Supreme Court directed the Indian government to ensure that Ottavio Quattrocchi did not withdraw money from the two bank accounts in London. The CBI (Central Bureau Of Investigation), the Indian Federal law enforcement agency, on January 23,2006 admitted that roughly Rs 21 crore, about USD $4.6 million, in the two accounts have already been withdrawn. The British Government released the funds based on a request by the Indian Government. At the time a Congress-led alliance was in power, and Sonia Gandhi, as President of the Congress Party, faced considerable criticism for this sudden volte face by the Indian government.

However, on January 162006, CBI claimed in an affidavit filed before the Supreme court that they were still pursuing extradition orders forOttavio Quattrocchi. The Interpol, at the request of the CBI, has a long standing red corner notice to arrest Quattrocchi.

Quattrocchi was detained in Argentina on 6 February 2007, but the news of his detention was released by the CBI only on 23 February, stoking claims that it may have been suppressed by the ruling Congress government because of state elections.[1]

February 26: Quattrocchi has been released by Argentinian police. However, his passport has been impounded and he is not allowed to leave the country.[2]

There is no extradition treaty between India and Argentina. Government of India lost this extradition case and decided not to appeal against the decision in the Argentinian Surpreme Court.

 

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Hawala scandal or hawala scam

 The Hawala scandal or hawala scam was an Indian political scandal involving payments allegedly received by politicians through hawalabrokers, the Jain brothers. It was a US$18 million bribery scandal that implicated some of the country's leading politicians. There were also alleged connections with payments being channelled to Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Kashmir.[1]

Those accused included Lal Krishna Advani who was then Leader of opposition. He and others were acquitted in 1997 and 1998, partly because the hawala records (including diaries) were judged in court to be inadequate as the main evidence.[2] The failure of this prosecution by theCentral Bureau of Investigation was widely criticised.

 

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Sayad is mai INDIAN POLITICS kam nahi kar payega.

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 Taj corridor case



 

Taj Heritage Corridor case is an alleged scam wherein 2002-2003, then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati was charged with corruption. The Taj Corridor project was a project to upgrade tourist facilities near the Taj Mahal implemented during her tenure as Chief Minister. The BJP government at the Centre at that time gave the Environmental Clearance required for such project near Taj Mahal. However, later on BJP backed out and then started saying that the project is not cleared by the Environment Ministry and blamed Mayawati for starting construction work near the Taj Mahal.

The total estimated cost of the project was Rs. 175 crore (US$ 44 million). It has been alleged that Mayawati has embezzled the money dedicated for this project. The case is currently under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Initially, the case saw some rapid progress, when CBI conducted extensive searches on her various addresses, and claimed that though she had claimed income of only Rs. 1.1 crores during her tenure as CM, her bank balance in a single bank went up to 2.5 crore and total assets held by her were estimated at Rs.15 crore. At one point a warrant was out for her arrest, but she was granted a stay.

However, since late 2003, investigations appear to have slowed down; there are speculations in the media about political interference, and theSupreme Court of India has several times pulled up the CBI for its tardy progress in the case. In 2007, the governor prevented Mayawati from being prosecuted by refusing to lift her official immunity. Advocates challenged that decision in court, but failed, effectively ending the case without going to trial.

The project is now defunct, and plans are being made to remove the partial construction near the Taj Mahal site and replace it with a low tech forested greenbelt.

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 Satyam is very famous thats why I have not yet posted 

But I am going to Post it soon wait...

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 Satyam scam .........More on following link

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 Jessica Lall

Jessica Lall (1965-1999) was a model in New Delhi, who was working as a celebrity barmaid at a crowded socialite party when she was shot dead on April 29, 1999 [1]. Dozens of witnesses pointed to Siddharth Vashisht, a.k.a. Manu Sharma, the son of Venod Sharma, a wealthy Congress politician in Haryana, as the murderer. The surname "Lall" is sometimes spelled "Lal" in the media.

In the ensuing trial over seven years, Manu Sharma and a number of others were acquitted onFebruary 21, 2006.

more on the following link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Lal


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