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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.

Articles by Neeraj Chauhan

Soren created parallel evidence to conceal illegal land, claims ED

Soren was issued 10 summons since August 7, 2023 before he was arrested on January 31, 2024 in the alleged land scam case

Arrested former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren being bought to civil court at the end of his five days Enforcement Directorate's (ED) remand custody, in Ranchi on Wednesday. (Somnath Sen)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 01:57 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

‘Pick your battles’: CJI tells probe agencies; lauds new criminal laws

CJI DY Chandrachud also stressed on need to strike a balance between exercising search and seizure powers and the individual’s privacy rights

Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud frowned at incidents of unwarranted confiscation of personal devices (X/CBIHeadquarters)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 08:54 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

CBI searches Mahua Moitra’s Kolkata residence in ‘cash for query’ probe

The CBI in its preliminary enuiry report to Lokpal had alleged that Mahua Moitra had unauthorisedly shared her login credentials with Dubai-based businessman Darshan Hiranandani and demanded and accepted undue advantage

Mahua Moitra (File)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 11:55 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Collusion to bribes, remand note lists ED claims about Arvind Kejriwal

The court remanded Arvind Kejriwal to ED’s custody till March 28.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal in Rouse Avenue Court after his Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand hearing in an alleged Delhi excise policy case in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:50 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal used his position as CM to benefit AAP, says ED in court

Calling him the “kingpin” and “key conspirator”, ED has said Kejriwal, in collusion with ministers of Delhi government, AAP leaders and other persons, was involved in the conspiracy of formulation of the excise policy 2021-22

Delhi cheif minister Arvind Kejriwal at Rouse Avenue court following his ED arrest (Twitter/Video screengrab)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 08:48 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Kejriwal not questioned overnight; insulin arranged, ED watching SC proceedings

The CM spent the night at the ED headquarters after a procedural medical check-up

Security officers stand guard outside Enforcement Directorate office in the national Capital. (AP photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 12:41 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

‘A part of conspiracy, brain behind policy’: ED claim on Delhi CM’s role

ED has claimed in one of its charge sheets that a “conspiracy was hatched” by political leaders including Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal being taken away by ED following his arrest on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 02:33 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Kejriwal arrested: What we know about liquor case and charges against Delhi CM

Kejriwal is the fourth high-profile politician to be arrested in the case after former deputy CM Manish Sisodia, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and BRS leader K Kavitha.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday evening (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 09:58 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal arrested by ED in excise policy case; AAP rushes to Supreme Court

AAP leader Atishi said they have moved the Supreme Court against Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest by ED and sought an urgent hearing tonight

Arvind Kejriwal arrest: Heavy security forces deployed outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence after ED raid, in New Delhi, India, on March 21. (HT Photo/Arvind Yadav)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 09:54 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED team reaches Arvind Kejriwal’s residence after high court declines protection

Delhi finance minister Atishi questioned the Enforcement Directorate’s hurry to turn up at the chief minister’s house when the high court was still to decide his petition

Delhi Police personnel were deployed outside Arvind Kejriwal’s house at the request of the Enforcement Directorate (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 08:18 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

‘Accepted undue advantage’: CBI report on ‘cash-for-query’ charge against Moitra

Moitra has denied wrongdoing, and is set to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on a TMC ticket from Krishnanagar in West Bengal.

TMC leader Mahua Moitra. (HT)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 03:40 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, ​new Delhi

Lokpal orders CBI to file FIR against Mahua Moitra in cash for queries charges

Moitra is accused of giving direct access of her official MP ID to businessman Darshan Hiranandani to post questions on the Lok Sabha portal on her behalf.

Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra.
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 11:13 PM IST

ED attaches 16.57 cr of businessman Shravan Gupta in VVIP chopper scam

Gupta, currently the head of MGF, had allegedly fled from India in November 2019 and extradition proceedings against him are already underway

Shravan Gupta, the ED statement added, received proceeds of crime in several companies ‘beneficially owned by him’. (Representative photo.)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 08:57 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Cyberattack on aerospace research firm under NIA lens

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has started investigating the incident as a cyberterrorist attack

In November last year, data from National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) was stolen by a hacker group LockBit. (AP)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 06:58 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED summons Kejriwal in 2 separate cases, AAP hits out

ED has summoned Kejriwal to appear before it in connection with the DJB case on Monday, and in connection with the excise case on March 21.

Kejriwal at the Rouse Avenue court on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 04:21 AM IST

Delhi excise policy case: ED issues 9th summons to Arvind Kejriwal for March 21

A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Arvind Kejriwal in connection with two complaints filed by ED against him for skipping the summons. ED officials, however, said that the court has not given Kejriwal immunity from not appearing before the agency

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 09:57 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Former Chhattisgarh CM Baghel named as accused in FIR on Mahadev bets scam

Baghel was with sections of cheating, criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and forgery under IPC and sections 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Congress leader and ex-Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MHA extends ban on Yasin Malik’s JKLF-Y for five years

The home ministry also imposed a fresh ban on Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) and 4 factions of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL).

Yasin Malik is currently lodged in Tihar prison serving life imprisonment in a terror funding case. (File)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 11:55 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED arrests BRS leader K Kavitha in Delhi excise policy case

K Kavitha is the third high-profile politician to be arrested in the case after Aam Aadmi Party leaders – Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh

K Kavitha has been arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), ED said (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 09:47 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

India-China border deployment risk for potential armed conflict: US intel report

The report highlights a fragile global order, China’s military expansion plans, its aggressive cyber operations

The assessment further states that China is looking to establish overseas military bases at mulitple locations. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Lokpal likely to decide on action against Mahua Moitra this week

CBI’s findings against Moitra, who was expelled from the Lok Sabha last year, are “detailed and based on evidence”.

TMC leader Mahua Moitra. (File)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 03:29 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

CAA law rolls out as portal launched for citizenship requests

Migrants from six minority communities in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh granted citizenship under CAA with retrospective effect, sparking controversy.

Security personnel conduct a flag march in Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:07 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

MHA says CAA doesn’t impact Indian Muslims, they enjoy equal rights like Hindus

The ministry of home affairs said no Indian citizen would be asked to produce any document to prove his citizenship after this act

Pakistani refugees celebrate the notification of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 08:45 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Citizenship under CAA will be granted with retrospective effect: MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs has launched an online portal which allows individuals to create a login and submit their applications for citizenship under CAA

People celebrating after the notification of rules for the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, in Bhopal on Monday. (File)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 07:06 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Government launches new portal for CAA; mobile app soon

The ministry said a mobile app ‘CAA-2019’ will also be launched shortly to facilitate applications through mobile

The online portal for CAA allows applicants to create a login and then submit their applications. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 12:37 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Centre notifies CAA rules in big pre-poll decision

Government issues rules for Citizenship (Amendment) Act, fast-tracking citizenship to non-Muslims from 3 countries. Critics link timing to upcoming elections.

People celebrate the notification of the rules for implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, in Bhopal on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 05:00 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED attaches 10.29 Cr of TMC, says KD Singh paid for Mamata Banerjee’s choppers

ED alleged that KD Singh’s Alchemist Group paid ₹10.29 crore for aviation services availed by the TMC’s star campaigners during the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee. (File)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 06:31 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

Centre notifies rules for Citizenship (Amendment) Act

The law was passed in 2019 to fast-track the citizenship process for non-Muslims, who have entered India from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014

Union home minister Amit Shah promised the rules will be framed before the 2024 national polls due this summer. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2024 06:39 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

NIA takes over cases related to Maoist violence

The cases include an ambush on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur and the killing of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader

The move comes against the backdrop of a recent spate of Maoist violence. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 11:02 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

ED files complaint in court against Kejriwal for non-compliance of summons

The fresh complaint comes after Kejriwal refused to appear before the agency on Monday for the eighth time since November 2 last year

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 08:36 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan
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