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Tag: Criminal Cases

Parties Must Publish Candidates Criminal Cases On Sites: SC

New Delhi: In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed political parties to upload on their respective websites the details of all pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, citing the alarming increase in criminalisation of politics in past four general elections. A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said the parties would […]

Crimes Up 3% In 2017, Kidnapping On Rise: NCRB Report

New Delhi: The latest annual crime data, “Crime in India-2017”, released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), on Monday, revealed that there was an increase of 3.6 per cent in criminal cases in 2017 compared to 2016 when 50 lakh cases of cognisable offences were lodged across the country. The much-awaited data, which was […]

Odisha Tops In Average Age Of Pendency In Criminal Cases: Eco-Survey

Bhubaneswar: It seems the justice delivery in Odisha takes its own time. In the indicator of average age of criminal cases pending, the State topped the country. Not only criminal cases, the average years of pendency in civil cases is also highest in the country. Such an embarrassing fact was brought to the fore by […]

67 newly-elected legislators of Odisha facing criminal cases: ADR report

Bhubaneswar: As many as 67 newly-elected legislators out of 146 members of the 16th Odisha Assembly are facing criminal charges, revealed Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report. The report says that criminal cases are pending against 46% of the total members of the Odisha Assembly. In 2014 polls, 52 MLAs or 35% of the total […]

119 candidates in Odisha are facing criminal cases: ADR report

New Delhi: As many as 119 (34 per cent) of 354 candidates contesting in the third phase of Odisha Assembly elections have declared criminal charges against themselves while 101 (29 per cent) are charged with serious cases, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). Among the major parties, 20 (48 per cent) out of 42 […]

84 candidates declare criminal cases in Odisha: ADR

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha gears up for the second phase of the Assembly elections scheduled for Thursday, 84 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, including 68 with serious criminal cases, according to Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). “Among the major parties, 21 are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 17 from […]

11 CMs face criminal cases, 25 are crorepatis: Report

New Delhi: As many as 11 out of a total number of 31 Chief Ministers of various states and union territories (UTs) in India have criminal cases against them while 25 of them are crorepatis, an analysis of their self-sworn affidavits furnished during the assembly elections has revealed. The analysis, by Association for Democratic Reforms […]

Vigilance registers 504 criminal cases against 1061 people in 2017

Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance wing of Odisha Police during 2017 has registered 504 criminal cases against 1061 people including 613 public servants and 448 private persons, official sources said today. This includes 161 trap cases, 110 disproportionate assets cases, 223 misappropriation cases and 10 cases under essential commodities act against 63 class-I officers, 63 class-II […]

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Vig registered case against 453 persons in 2017

Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance department has registered criminal cases against 453 persons in 2017. Cases have been registered against 61 Class-I officials , 61 Class-II, 383 Class III and 10 Class IV staff in the year. The vigilance registered cases against 38 government staff and 356 non-government officials. While judicial process of 284 cases has […]

SC directs Centre to set up special courts for politicians facing cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to set up special courts for trial of politicians facing criminal cases to expedite the process. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha gave the the government six weeks’ time to place before it the scheme for setting up of such fast […]

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322 of new UP MLAs crorepatis, 143 face criminal cases

New Delhi: A whopping 322 of the 403 new lawmakers elected to the Uttar Pradesh assembly are ‘crorepatis’ (multi-millionaires) while as many as 143 have criminal cases, including of murder, pending against them. According to a report by the National Election Watch, the list of multi-millionaires elected members is headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Ajay […]

14 candidates in Jajpur ZP elections have no property

Jajpur: At least 14 candidates in the fray for the Zilla Parishad (ZP) elections in Jajpur district have declared that they don’t have any property or bank deposit while four others in the fray are ‘crorepatis’. The 14 candidates contesting for the Jajpur Zilla Parishad election have declared that they don’t have any land, house, […]

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Vigilance records 47% conviction rate in graft cases in '16

Bhubaneswar: Claiming to have achieved 47 per cent conviction rate while dealing with corruption cases in 2016, Odisha’s vigilance department has registered 575 criminal cases against 1099 accused persons. This includes 162 Class-I officers, 104 Class-II officers, 833 Class-III employees and others, an official statement said. During this period, 334 persons had been arrested, which […]

BJP had most crorepati lawmakers in 2013 Delhi assembly

New Delhi: Of the outgoing legislators of the 2013 Delhi assembly, the BJP had the largest number of 30 crorepatis among the 31 elected, as well as the highest number of MLAs with criminal cases registered at 17, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).