Daily Archive: February 20, 2018

PNB fraud: Nirav Modi’s lawyer asks why would his client run away

New Delhi: The lawyer of Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of the Rs11,400 crore PNB fraud, on Tuesday questioned reports that his client has fled the country asking why would anyone run away leaving behind assets worth over Rs5,000 crore.

“Everybody is saying that Nirav Modi has run away. Why would anyone flee, leaving assets worth Rs5,000 to 6,000 crore for the Enforcement Directorate to recover,” advocate Vijay Aggarwal, who represents Modi, told PTI on phone.

Lokpal & Lokayuktas can be very powerful,we made draft but people in politics don’t want it,if it was implemented in 2011

Lokpal & Lokayuktas can be very powerful,we made draft but people in politics don’t want it,if it was implemented in 2011 these scams wouldn’t have occurred. Govts don’t understand,they only say they will make corruption free India but do nothing about it:Anna Hazare

Congress Leader Accused Of Sprinkling Petrol In Office.

Bengaluru : A Congress leader is seen sprinkling what could be petrol inside a government office in Bengaluru and threatening an officer in a video that has embarrassed the ruling party at a time it is facing condemnation over a lawmaker’s son beating up an injured man.

In a mobile phone video filmed on Friday, Congress leader Narayanaswamy is seen splashing some liquid in an office of Bengaluru’s civic body BBMP or Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. Wearing all-white, the politician is also seen pouring the liquid on a revenue officer’s desk. The officer, Chengal Rayappa, is seen pleading with the politician.

A police complaint has been filed against Narayanaswamy and the liquid is being tested to see if it was petrol.

"We have come to know now and the FIR (First Information Report) will be filed and action will be taken," said Bangalore City Development Minister KJ George.

With elections just months away, the incident has been seized by political parties.

The opposition BJP called it another demonstration of hooliganism by the state’s ruling Congress. The party’s Suresh Kumar said the Congress leader is close to lawmaker Byrathi Basavaraj, who in turn is close to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.