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CVC seeks SC clarification on sharing confidential information
The Supreme Court will hear on November 12 the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) application seeking clarification whether it could share, with CBI's former special director M.L.Sharma, the confidential reports on coal block scam that it had submitted to the top court in sealed cover.
 
The coal bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur. Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice A.K.Sikri had appointed the Central Bureau of Investigation official M.L.Sharma to inquire whether the meetings that the then agency chief Ranjit Sinha had with the accused in coal block allocation scam in any way impacted the investigations or their final outcome.
 
The CVC has sought the clarification pointing to the "confidentiality" of the information sought by Sharma and the "nature and scope of the inquiry" to be undertaken by him as ordered by the apex court by its May 14, 2015 order.
 
The apex court by its September 14 order had allowed Sharma to access whatever records he felt necessary for the purposes of undertaking his inquiry.
 
Sharma, in a September 28 communication, asked the CVC to make available to him its comments on the investigation by the CBI in each of the 254 coal blocks. He has also asked the CVC to provide him the correspondence that might have been exchanged between it and the CBI on the subject. 
 
The report sought by Sharma from the CVC relates to one that the vigilance watchdog had submitted to the apex court in sealed cover after scrutinising the CBI investigation into each of 254 coal blocks whose allocation was under cloud. It had undertaken the screening of the CBI probe into the coal block allocation cases following the apex court's March 28, 2014 directions.
 
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Mafia don Chhota Rajan held in Indonesia
Mafia don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan -- former aide and strongman-turned-foe of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim -- has been arrested by the Indonesian police in Bali, top CBI officials said on Monday.
 
CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha confirmed the nabbing of Chhota Rajan, who operated from Mumbai and is wanted in India for a series of serious crimes and murders.
 
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh thanked Interpol and the Indonesian government for their cooperation. "India was active on this case... I want to thank Interpol and Indonesian government for this. Post-verification, investigation will be taken forward," he told media persons in New Delhi.
 
Rajan, 55, operated from Chembur, a Mumbai suburb, and surroundings since the mid-1970s and later became a trusted henchman of Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, the absconding don from Mumbai who is reportedly hiding in Pakistan.
 
Both fell out after the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and Chhota Rajan slipped out of India in 1995, remaining on the run till his arrest on Sunday.
 
According to available information, the mafia don -- declared a wanted man by Interpol since 1995 -- arrived by flight from Sydney, Australia, to Bali on Sunday afternoon and was arrested.
 
A CBI official said they have been pursuing the matter with Australian authorities. The probe agency also thanked Indonesia and Australia for their prompt action at their request.
 
"This is a good and close cooperation between India, Australia and Indonesia," the official added.
 
Despite repeated attempts, top police, bureaucratic and political officials in Maharashtra maintained a guarded silence and declined to comment on the developments which have immediate and long-term implications for Mumbai's underworld as well as Maharashtra's law and order.
 
Earlier, for a couple of hours on Monday, confusion reigned in top intelligence and police circles in Maharashtra with some officials claiming that another serial killer from Karnataka, Mohan Kumar alias Cyanide Mohan, had been arrested.
 
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1 year ago

Mafia don Chhota Rajan held in Indonesia / what is your last arrested one , experience? what resulted ZERO.

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