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Dera Sacha Sauda chief convicted in rape case; followers go on rampage; set ablaze 2 railway stations

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Chandigarh: The CBI Special Court today convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a 15-year old rape case.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday (28 August). The verdict was delivered by CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh.

The Dera chief has been taken into custody by the Haryana Police.

The sexual exploitation case was registered against Dera chief in 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Dera chief was accused of sexually exploiting two female followers.

Earlier today, even as Haryana Police, along with central forces was busy driving away the Dera followers who had come to Panchkula over the last couple of days defying prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC to express solidarity with the sect chief and the accused in the rape case, the Army especially called out at Panchkula and Sirsa, took up its position since morning today. The Army also conducted a flag march at Sirsa during the night.

After the verdict, violence has been reported from Panchkula’s Sector-4, where Dera followers vandalised vehicles and the Police had to burst tear gas shells and use water canons

In Punjab, a Power house at Sangrur, Balluana village railway station, situated near Abohar in Bathinda district, and the Railway station at Malout were set ablaze by angry mobs this afternoon. following violent incidents, curfew has been imposed in Ferozepur, Mansa and Bathinda.

CBI court sentences a former LIC officer to 3 years rigorous imprisonment

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cbiErnakulam (Kerala): The Special Judge, CBI Cases here has sentenced a former Assistant Administrative Officer of Life Insurance corporation (LIC) posted at the Divisional Office at Kozhikode in Kerala to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs 2.75 lakh.

The CBi court has also convicted an ex-Mechanical Instructor in the Regional Fisheries Technical High School at Tanur, Malappuram in Kerala and sentenced him three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. One lakh.

The CBI had registered a case on the allegations that C.P. Damodaran, Assistant Administrative Officer in the KGSD (Kerala Government Salary Deduction) Department of LIC of India, Divisional Office, Kozhikode, during the period 1997 to 2001 had entered into a criminal conspiracy with V. Suran, former Mechanical Instructor in the Regional Fisheries Technical High School at Tanur, Malappuram and another person and misappropriated the funds of LIC by using forged documents as genuine. Money was embezzeled by preparing and passing false maturity claim payment vouchers against 13 LIC Policies to the tune of approximately Rs.4,03,174. The accused persons had managed to secure cheques for this amount and these were encashed through the accounts of the other accused. CBI had filed a chargesheet against three accused persons. The Trial Court has convicted two of them and acquitted the third accused.

Three year rigorous imprisonment for former Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise

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cbiNew Delhi: The Special Judge for CBI cases, Chennai has convicted A. Ashokan former Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise in a disproportionate assets case and sentenced him to undergo 3 years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs. 50,000. The Court has also ordered for confiscation of disproportionate assets of Rs. 12,72,961.

CBI had registered and investigated the case against A. Ashokan on the allegations that during the check period September 1, 1989 to January 19,1998, while working as public servant in various capacities, he had acquired assets to the tune of Rs.21,40,140 in his name and in the name of his wife which was disproportionate to the extent of 87.74% against his known sources of income and expenditure incurred by him.

On completion of investigation, CBI filed a chargesheet against A. Ashokan and his wife under sections 120 B of IPC read with 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The Trial Court found A. Ashokan guilty and acquitted his wife from the case.

In another case, the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jaipur has convicted Shrawan Kumar Swami then Head Cashier, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Srimadhopur Branch, District Sikar (Rajasthan) and sentenced him to undergo three year  rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs. 7000.

A case was registered on January 6,.2010 under Section 409 of IPC and Section 13(2) read with 13(1) (c) of Prevention of Corruption Act. 1988 against Shrawan Kumar on the allegation that he unauthorisedly took out 1099 pieces of Rs. 500/- denomination currency notes (valued Rs. 5,49,500) from 220 packets of Rs. 500 denomination currency notes from Bin No. 31 of the currency chest. He took out these currency notes from the packets while preparing the packets and from the packets prepared by the other Cahiers before depositing the same in the chest and thereby misappropriated the cash.

After completion of the investigation, a charge sheet was filed against Shrawan Kumar on June 29,2010 in the court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jaipur. The Court framed the charges against the accused on February 13, 2014 and convicted him.


Congress rallies support for Manmohan Singh

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today led a solidarity march in support of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the capital.

A special designated court on Wednesday took cognisance under Sections 120 (B), 409 of IPC and under provisions of the prevention of Corruption Act and issued summons to the former Prime Minister, along with industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former Union Coal secretary P.C. Parekh and 3 others in the coal scam case.

Ms.Gandhi told journalists: “We are here to offer our support and solidarity. We are fully behind him (Manmohan singh). We will fight the matter legally and we are sure he will be vindicated.”

Reacting to the solidarity march Singh said: “I am more than pleased that Soniaji and AICC members came to show their solidarity.”

In otehr parts of the country also Congressmen are protesting. In Uttar Pradesh they blocked train movement to lodge their protest against the CBI court summons to the former prime minister.

It is not Dr Manmohan Singh’s integrity but his inaction that is being questioned, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said adding the government is not misusing the investigating agency. Congress will have to explain to the country how all this happened, he stated.