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Neeraj Chauhan

Neeraj Chauhan, senior associate editor with the National Political Bureau of Hindustan Times, writes on security, terrorism, corruption, laundering, black money, narcotics, and related policy matters while covering MHA, ED, CBI, NIA, IB, CVC, NHRC, CAG, Income Tax department, etc.

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ED raids in Punjab unearth mining on land attached under PMLA in Bhola drug case

The original probe pertains to a multi-crore synthetic narcotics racket unearthed in Punjab in 2013-14, known as ‘Bhola drug case

Enforcement Directorate
Published on May 29, 2024 08:48 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Granting citizenship under CAA begins in Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand: MHA

The development comes as the seventh phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections is set to take place on June 1 in several constituencies across West Bengal

The MHA began handing over the first set of citizenship certificates on May 15 in Delhi. (File Photo)
Published on May 29, 2024 08:45 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Heatwave takes a toll but no data on deaths

The disaster management division of the home ministry usually keeps a record of deaths and losses related to extreme weather events.

A policeman drinks water on a hot summer day, in Lucknow, on May 22. (PTI)
Updated on May 29, 2024 07:32 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, , New Delhi

NIA arrests fifth accused in Rameshwaram Cafe blast case

According to the NIA, the arrested accused was earlier convicted in a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror conspiracy case of 2012

Ten people were injured in the blast at Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Cafe which took place on March 1 (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 08:06 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Tribunal confirms ban on Tripura groups NLFT, ATTF

The tribunal said the groups were trying to consolidate their strength with new recruitments and increasing their sympathizer base for their secessionist agenda

The Union home ministry declared NLFT and the ATTF as “unlawful associations” in 2023. (PTI)
Published on May 23, 2024 01:04 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

NIA conducts raids at multiple locations in Rameshwaram Cafe blast probe

The searches are being carried out based on specific inputs and information gathered during the questioning of Mussavir Hussain Shazib & Abdul Matheen Taha, who planned and executed the blast

A low intensity IED bomb exploded at the Rameshwaram Cafe on March 1 leaving nine people injured. (PTI file photo)
Published on May 21, 2024 12:20 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

AAP violated FCRA in receiving foreign funds: ED to home ministry

A senior official confirmed to HT that “a reference to MHA was sent in August 2023 informing about FCRA violations by AAP in receiving foreign funds”.

It remains unclear on the action MHA took when the reference regarding the violations was made in August 2023. (ANI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:52 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Excise policy case: ED files charge sheet against Kejriwal, AAP

The latest charge sheet is the eighth in the series filed by the ED under PMLA in the excise case since November 2022

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by ED on March 21, he is currently out on interim bail (File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2024 05:34 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

‘CAA gave us hope’: Pak refugee rejoices after getting citizenship

Seetal Das, hailing from the Sindh region of Pakistan, was a victim of religious persecution, and was forced to leave his motherland.

Seetal Das
Updated on May 16, 2024 09:20 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

1st batch of 300 granted citizenship under CAA

Amit Shah said it was a historic day as the decades-long wait of those who faced religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan was now over

Applicants with their citizenship certificates handed over by Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on May 16, 2024 06:43 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Centre issues first set of citizenship certificates to 14 persons under CAA

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said she would oppose the CAA if it curtailed Indian citizens’ existing rights in any manner

The first set of citizenship certificates were handed over to the applicants by Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla in New Delhi (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 05:09 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

India informs FATF of steps taken on money laundering, terror funds

FATF is set to present its report on its “mutual evaluation” or periodic review of India’s efforts to fight money laundering and terror financing next month

India informs FATF of steps taken on money laundering, terror funds
Updated on May 13, 2024 09:09 AM IST

ED files fresh charge sheet against BRS leader Kavitha

The charge sheet against Kavitha was filed under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act before a special court in Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): BRS MLC K Kavitha being brought to Rouse Avenue Court to be produced before the Special Judge in connection with the Delhi Excise policy case as her ED custody ends, in New Delhi on Saturday. The Court extends the ED remand of BRS leader K Kavitha till 26th March. (ANI Photo/ Amit Sharma) (Amit Sharma)
Updated on May 11, 2024 06:02 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED names Kavitha in 7th charge sheet in excise case, says next one in a week

K Kavitha was arrested on March 16 from her residence in Hyderabad, five days before ED also arrested Arvind Kejriwal in the same case

BRS leader K Kavitha was arrested in March in the alleged Delhi liquor policy case and is in judicial custody (PTI FILE)
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:31 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Surge in Maoists giving up arms as security forces tighten grip

The surge has been prompted by security forces stepping up their operations against the insurgents after establishing camps in affected areas.

In total 490 Maoists surrendered before the authorities in 2022, while 370 laid down arms in 2023. (PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2024 08:31 AM IST

CBI files chargesheet against former BoI CMD in DHFL case

CBI has filed a charge sheet against Alok Kumar Misra, former chairman and managing director (CMD) of Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce

Mumbai, India - April 27, 2020: DHFL Promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan accused in Yes bank fraud cases, have been taken into CBI Custody and has been produced in session court from CBI Headquarter BKC Bandra in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 27, 2020. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on May 01, 2024 10:32 AM IST

MHA to deploy CISF personnel at all ED offices amid string of attacks

A team of ED’s Kolkata unit came under attack from a mob on January 5 this year, in which three officers were injured

The agency currently operates from 21 zonal and 18 sub-zonal offices across 40 cities (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 02:38 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

NIA makes first arrest in Delhi for 2023 attack on high commission in London

Inderpal Singh Gaba, a resident of Hounslow, UK, has been arrested in Delhi by NIA for his role, particularly the March 22 attack

People show an Indian flag from the roof of the Indian High Commission as protestors of the Khalistan movement demonstrate on the streets in London on March 22 (AP FILE)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 10:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ED arrests retired IAS officer in Chhattisgarh liquor scam probe

ED arrests retired IAS officer Anil Tuteja in fresh money laundering probe linked to Chhattisgarh liquor industry. ₹14.41 crore PoC alleged.

The 2003 batch IAS officer, who retired from the service last year, was arrested at around 3.50 am on Sunday. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 08:20 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

NIA probe into Bengaluru cafe blast probe points to Pakistan link

Authorities suspect “Colonel” was in touch with Abdul Matheen Taha, the alleged main planner, and Mussavir Hussain Shazib, the alleged bomber, since 2019-20.

Police personnel at the Rameshwaram Cafe after a blast, in Bengaluru, on March 1. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 21, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sanjay Singh, who gave clean chit to Aryan Khan, takes voluntary retirement

Sanjay Kumar Singh told HT that he had decided to take voluntary retirement due to personal reasons. “I have had a fruitful career,” he said

Sanjay Singh was previously the commissioner of police, Bhubaneswar, and had served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (ANI/FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 10:09 PM IST

Anti-Maoist ops have led to a drastic drop in insurgency: Amit Shah

Shah added that 250 camps have been opened by the security forces inside core areas previously under control of Maoists since 2019, ending the security vacuum

Union home minister Amit Shah also stressed that 80 Maoists have been eliminated, 125 have been arrested and over 150 have surrendered since the new government took charge in Raipur (PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 05:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sandeshkhali probe points to human rights violation: NHRC

An NHRC team led by Vijaya Bharathi Sayani visited Sandeshkhali on February 23-25 and interacted with area residents, including women, among others.

Central Bureau of Investigation officials take suspended Trinamool Congress strongman and Sandeshkhali incident accused Shahjahan Sheikh to Basirhat Court, in Kolkata (ANI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:04 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

CBI files graft case against Hyd-based firm, govt officials

CBI files case against NMDC, MECON officials and Megha Engineering for alleged corruption in ₹314 crore contract for steel plant in Chhattisgarh.

The CBI first information report (FIR) was filed on March 31 (PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:34 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

CBI files graft case against Megha Engineering, 2nd biggest Electoral Bond buyer

According to the FIR, NMDC and MECON officials received over ₹78 lakh in bribes for payment of ₹174 crore to MEIL against 73 invoices

CBI registered the FIR against Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd (MEIL) on March 31 (Photo
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 10:22 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

NHRC sends Sandeshkhali probe report to Bengal govt, seeks action-taken report

On Friday, NHRC sent the inquiry report to the state government and the state police, directing them to file their action-taken reports within 8 weeks

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials take suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) strongman and Sandeshkhali incident accused Shahjahan Sheikh to Basirhat Court, in Kolkata. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 04:37 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

B’luru bombers caught after a 42-day manhunt

Both are alleged to be associated with the ISIS Shivamogga module, and were on agency’s radar since 2020, said an official at the agency

NIA produces one of the accused in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case at the city session court, in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 06:34 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Bengaluru Rameswaram Cafe blast case: 2 absconders arrested from Bengal

NIA said one of two planted the low-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while the other was the mastermind behind its planning and execution

The blast prompted a multi-agency probe. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

After ED action, CBI arrests BRS’s K Kavitha in Tihar jail

CBI arrests K Kavitha, daughter of former Telangana CM, in Delhi excise policy corruption case involving AAP leaders.

BRS leader K Kavitha (ANI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:58 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

National Herald case: PMLA body upholds attachment of 751 cr

An adjudicating authority under the PMLA upheld the attachment of assets worth around ₹752 crore of Congress-run National Herald newspaper.

Under PMLA, an adjudicating authority determines within 180 days whether the properties attached by ED are involved in money laundering or not. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 09:17 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
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