News Post - Live, Latest and Breaking news from Assam & India. The new Assamese News Portal on Politics, Business, International news, Bollywood and much more http://www.newslivetv.com/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:09:24 +0530 News Post en-gb Saradha scam: CBI searches premises of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/saradha-scam-cbi-searches-premises-of-himanta-biswa-sarma-and-anjan-dutta.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/saradha-scam-cbi-searches-premises-of-himanta-biswa-sarma-and-anjan-dutta.html

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday carried out searches at 22 locations including the homes and offices of two former Assam ministers — Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta —in connection with its probe in alleged swindling of investors’ deposits by Saradha group.

CBI sources said searches were conducted at 12 locations in Guwahati, two in Dhubri, Assam, seven in Kolkata and one place in Mumbai in connection with the scam.

Those whose premises were searched in Thursday’s operation included former Assam Ministers and MLAs Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta, former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah and singer Sadananda Gogoi.

Mr. Sarma was a powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi Cabinet since 2001 but was dropped by the Chief Minister after he spearheaded a campaign to dislodge Mr. Gogoi. Mr. Dutta is considered a Gogoi loyalist who handled important porfolios like transport.

In Kolkata, premises of one Bapi Karim, who was a personal assistant to a minister, industrialists Sajjan and Sandhir Agarwal, a former IPS officer Deben Biswas and one Asif Khan were searched.

There are four FIRs against Saradha Group in which it is alleged that thousands of investors were allegedly duped by the company officials and their associates who swindled their deposits. Besides, there are 44 FIRs in Odisha against ponzi companies.

The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the State governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team investigating the matter.

CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Joint Director Rajeev Singh to also probe the role of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and RBI.

“Investigation conducted so far puts a question mark on the role of regulatory authorities like SEBI, Registrar of Companies and officials of RBI within whose respective jurisdictions and areas of operation the scam not only took birth but flourished unhindered,” an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur had said in its order.

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Seven 'JMB cadres' arrested in Chirang http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/seven-jmb-cadres-arrested-in-chirang.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/seven-jmb-cadres-arrested-in-chirang.html On Wednesday night, the Chirang police arrested seven jihadi cadres from two different areas in the district. Five of them were nabbed from the Dawkanagar area. Two others, including the imam of Rajapara Masjid, Joynal Abedin, were caught from the Amguri area in Chirang district....On Wednesday night, the Chirang police arrested seven jihadi cadres from two different areas in the district. Five of them were nabbed from the Dawkanagar area. Two others, including the imam of Rajapara Masjid, Joynal Abedin, were caught from the Amguri area in Chirang district.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Seven-JMB-cadres-arrested-in-Chirang/articleshow/51936256.cms

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NPF suspends ex-home min for ‘anti-party’ activities http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/npf-suspends-ex-home-min-for-anti-party-activities.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/npf-suspends-ex-home-min-for-anti-party-activities.html A senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator and former Nagaland home minister Imkong L Imchen has been suspended from NPF's active and primary membership with immediate effect.The suspension order was issued by Shürhozelie Liezietsu, the NPF president, on Thursday evening....A senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator and former Nagaland home minister Imkong L Imchen has been suspended from NPF's active and primary membership with immediate effect.The suspension order was issued by Shürhozelie Liezietsu, the NPF president, on Thursday evening.

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/NPF-suspends-ex-home-min-for-anti-party-activities/articleshow/51846959.cms

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EC asks to review vulnerable locations in poll-bound Assam http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/ec-asks-to-review-vulnerable-locations-in-poll-bound-assam.html http://www.newslivetv.com/regional/ec-asks-to-review-vulnerable-locations-in-poll-bound-assam.html Guwahati, Mar 22 () The Election Commission has directed the authorities in Assam to review "vulnerable locations" and prepare the poll security plan from the grassroot level keeping in mind the weaker sections. Assam goes to poll on April 4 and April 11....

Guwahati, Mar 22 () The Election Commission has directed the authorities in Assam to review "vulnerable locations" and prepare the poll security plan from the grassroot level keeping in mind the weaker sections.

Assam goes to poll on April 4 and April 11.

District and state level officials had been directed to "comprehensively review and reassess vulnerable locations" which will be under focus of the Commission, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters here today.

The main intention of the Commission is to protect the weaker sections so that nobody could intimidate or influence them with money or threat, he said.

"The authorities have already identified vulnerable areas. These places will be covered by central police forces, which have been deployed in the state since March 15 in a phased manner," Zaidi said.

Zaidi, who was on a two-day visit to Assam along with the other members of the Commission to review the poll preparedness, met political parties, district authorities and senior state government officials.

He said the Commission was overall satisfied with the state election machinery and the law enforcing authority, but it is "not complacent" and trying to fill the gaps, if any.

Asked about the biggest challenge in holding elections in Assam compared to other states, Zaidi said, "There are many geographical and social issues, besides security and law and order of the state."

"Along with these complexities, the state has extremism, political rivalries and formation of groups as other challenges. We have taken note of these," he said.

Assam usually has a history of high turnout of voters, of around 80 per cent, Zaidi said and hoped that this time it would be "highest ever".

The CEC said the political parties raised issues like seizure of illegal arms and deposition of licensed arms, specially in identified areas, check in movement of cash and liquor, containing possible intimidation and threat to voters and strict action against violators.

The political parties also requested the Commission to check usage of black money and distribution of gifts, especially in tea garden areas, Zaidi said. TR MD DIP

Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51514291.cms

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