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Seizure of AK series weapons from Munger in Bihar: NIA chargesheets arms trafficker

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Patna: NIA on Wednesday 2 June, filed supplementary charge-sheet before NIA Special Court here against an arms trafficker from Gaya district in Bihar.

The accused arms trafficker is Rajiv Kumar Singh @ Chunnu Singh S/o Mithilesh Prasad Singh, resident of Village-Tetar, falling under Polive Station Atri, in Gaya district of Bihar. He has been charged under Sections 120B read with 380 & 414 of IPC, Section 25 (1A), 25(1AA) & 26 of Arms Act and Section 39 of UA(P) Act 1967 (law for prevention of unlawful activities).

The case relates to recovery of three AK-47 weapons on the disclosure of charge-sheeted accused Shamsher Alam from the premises of Rizwana Begum. In this regard, an FIR (no. 323/2018) was registered against 26 accused and other unknown persons on 7 September 2018 at Muffasil Police Station in Munger district of Bihar.

NIA had re-registered the case as RC-31/2018/NIA/DLI dated 5 October 2018 and taken over the investigation. 14 accused persons have been chargesheeted by NIA earlier in the case.

Investigation has revealed that certain employees and ex-employees of Central Ordinance Depot (COD) at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh had conspired with a group of arms smugglers and had stolen a large number of AK series rifles, their parts and SLR’s from the sheds of COD, Jabalpur. The king-pin of the racket Purshottam Lal Rajak an ex armorer of COD had cannibalized serviceable parts from out of commission weapons and had manufactured functioning prohibited weapons such as AK-47. Twenty-two such AK-47 weapons have been recovered so far. These weapons stolen out of COD Jabalpur were then supplied to arms smugglers from Munger, Bihar which were then further supplied to naxals and criminals.

The chargesheeted accused Rajiv Kumar Singh is a close associate of chargesheeted accused Manjur Alam. He was an important link in the chain of supply of cannibalized weapons and used to receive the weapons from Manjur Alam and had supplied the same to naxals and criminals in Bihar and Jharkhand.

New Jharkhand Chief Secretary symbolises the Steel frame of bureaucracy

Dipankar Panda

The Jharkhand Government has demonstrated it’s will to establish good governance by appointing Sukhdeo Singh (IAS: 1987) as Chief Secretary of Jharkhand.

An officer of unimpeachable integrity, dignified bearing and remarkable uprightness, Singh personifies the old school of IAS and ICS when this service used to be the “steel frame” of administration. He belongs to an altogether different genre of bureaucrats that unfortunately is slowly and gradually becoming extinct. He has been a role model for many of us. We learnt a lot from him and the present generation of administrators are lucky to have him as their Chief Secretary.

By making him the Chief Secretary, the present ruling dispensation in Jharkhand has made it clear that it means business and hanky-panky administration will not be tolerated. Jharkhand is definitely on the move. Great for the state.


The author, Dipankar Panda, is a JNU alumnus and has served the State of Jharkhand as a popular bureaucrat.

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance to form government in Jharkhand

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New Delhi/Ranchi: The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) led alliance that includes Congress and RJD, has emerged victorious in the general election to the Jharkhand State Assembly and is all set to form the new government with Hemant Soren as chief minister.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the second largest party in a house of 81. The State Governor has asked outgoing Chief Minister Raghubar Das to remain as the care taker chief minister till the new government is sworn in.

All India Congress Committee in-charge for Jharkhand, RPN Singh said: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah did their best to turn people’s attention away from basic issues and the results have come as a verdict against BJP’s “arrogance and diversionary tactics”.

3-year Rigorous Imprisonment to a former Assistant Labour Commissioner in a bribery case

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BribeNew Delhi: The Special Judge for CBI Cases at Dhanbad in Jharkhand has convicted Anil Kumar Singh, the former Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central) at Dhanbad and sentenced him to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs. 15000 in a bribery case.

CBI had registered a case on 22 May 2002 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Anil Kumar Singh, the then Assistant Labour Commissioner (Central), working in the office of Regional Labour Commissioner at Dhanbad, on a complaint alleging that he had demanded a bribe of Rs. 5,000/- for processing and making payments of the claim of gratuity by the complainant’s parents. A trap was laid and the accused was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 3750 from the Complainant.

After investigation, a charge sheet under Sections 7 and 13(2) read with 13 (1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998 was filed on 11 February 2003 against the accused in the court of Special Judge for CBI Cases at Dhanbad. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted him.
CBI arrests a Project Manager of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the Project Manager of Jharia Project Office of Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) at Dhanbad in Jharkhand State while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 13,000.

A case was registered on 29 September on a complaint lodged by a private contractor, who alleged that the accused had demanded a bribe of Rs. 13,000 from him for making payments in respect of supply of Water Tankers for MECL, Jharia Project.

CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the Complainant. Searches were conducted at the official and residential premises of the accused at Jharia and Dehradun (Uttrakhand).
The arrested accused was produced before the Designated Court at Dhanbad and remanded to Judicial Custody.