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Judgement  Fixing in Indian  Courts of Law / Justice

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2G scam: Supreme Court details how Raja ignored all to help cronies

 

The SC order said quite clearly that then telecom minister A Raja “wanted to favour some companies at the cost of the public exchequer” and lists seven steps he took to ensure this happened. Here are the steps as the SC saw them:

1. After taking over as telecom minister, Raja directed that all applications received for UAS licences should be kept pending till receipt of the Trai’s recommendations

2. The recommendations made by Trai on August 28, 2007, were not placed before the full Telecom Commission which would have included the finance secretary. The notice of the meeting of the Telecom Commission was not given to any of the non-permanent members though Trai’s recommendations for allocation of 2G spectrum had serious financial implications and it was therefore necessary for DoT to take the finance ministry’s opinion under the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961.

3. The DoT officers who attended the Telecom Commission meeting held on October 10, 2007, had no choice but to approve Trai’s recommendations, since they would otherwise have “incurred” Raja’s “wrath”.

4. Since Cabinet had approved recommendations made by the Group of Ministers, the DoT had to discuss the issue of spectrum pricing with the finance ministry. But, since Raja knew that the finance secretary had objected to the allocation of 2G spectrum at rates fixed in 2001, he did not consult the finance minister or other officials.

5. Raja brushed aside the law minister’s suggestion that the matter should be placed before the empowered group of ministers. Also, within hours of the receipt of the suggestion made by the PM in his letter dated November 2, 2007, that keeping in view the inadequacy of spectrum, transparency and fairness should be maintained in allocation of the spectrum, Raja rejected it saying that it would be unfair, discriminatory, arbitrary and capricious to auction spectrum to new applicants because it would not give them a level-playing field. He also introduced a cut-off date of September 25, 2007, for considering applications though only the previous day a DoT press release had said October 1, 2007, would be the last date. This arbitrary action of Raja “though appears to be innocuous was actually intended to benefit some of the real estate firms who did not have any experience in dealing with telecom services and who had made applications only on 24.9.2007, i.e. one day before the cut-off date fixed by the C&IT minister on his own”.

6. The cut-off date of September 25, 2007, decided by Raja on November 2, 2007, was not made public till January 10, 2008, and the first-come-first-served principle followed since 2003 was changed by him at the last moment through a press release dated January 10, 2008. “This enabled some of the applicants, who had access either to the minister or DoT officers, get bank drafts prepared towards performance guarantee of about Rs 1,600 crore”.

7. “The manner in which the exercise for grant of LoIs to the applicants was conducted on 10.1.2008 leaves no room for doubt that everything was stage managed to favour those who were able to know in advance change in the implementation of the first-come-first-served polcy.” As a result, some firms which had submitted applications in 2004 or 2006 were pushed down in the priority and those who had applied between August and September 2007 succeeded.

 

Editorial : Honor  of  Indian Parliament for sale by few members

It is a shame that years ago four members of parliament were caught red
handed on charges of human trafficking that too misusing their
official passports. We have seen in the past various crimes by M.Ps
–   questions for money , kickbacks , Release of money under MPLAD Scheme  ,  etc.  In the past we have seen vulgar behaviour of some members in the house , state legislature , remember vulgar acts of Mr.Bora Babu Singh &  vulgar acts by some MLAs against  Ms.Jayalalitha .Now , it is
“Cash for Vote” in trust vote & nuclear cap bill . We ordinary citizens have utmost respect for all constitutional bodies. Disrespect  , contempt to constitutional bodies is being shown by some of the constitutional functionaries themselves , they are also making contempt of citizens of India.

this present sorry state
of affairs is due to the caste consciousness of the electorate. The
public instead of seeing the honesty , integrity of electoral
candidates looks just at his caste , in this trend they elect persons
who belongs to their caste even though he is dishonest , untrustworthy
& a criminal . Now , the number of criminals , density of criminals
( who are masterminds in evading conviction ) is more in elected
houses of people’s representatives – parliament , state assemblies ,
panchayaths , corporations , etc than in the  jails , outside public
society . HRW is ready to prove this subject to conditions , in larger
public interest. Our people’s representatives must learn classroom
discipline , punctuality of attendance , home work , from little kids
of primary school.
We have won the independence by the hard way , by the innumerable
sacrifices made by great martyrs like mahatma Gandhi , Nehru , bhagath
singh , etc. The criminals who have occupied constitutional positions
don’t have any right to squander that hard won independence of
Indians. The disgrace , contempt to august house of people’s
representatives is brought upon itself by the corrupt people’s
representatives themselves.
We at HRW , have highest regards for the institution of parliament ,
this is an appeal to the honest few in the parliament to bring to book
their corrupt colleagues & to uphold the dignity of the house .  JAI
HIND. VANDE MATARAM.


Your’s sincerely,
NAGARAJ.M.R.

 

QUESTIONS FOR MONEY – PARLIAMENTARY ACTS / LEGISLATIONS FOR ???? – improper functioning of democracy in india

 


The vohra committee report has proved the criminalisation of politics
in india. There are many number of criminals in the parliament & state
legislatures. Some of those criminals are cabinet ministers as well as
members of vital parliamentary committees. Thereby, they are in a
position to manipulate , enact laws favouring , benefitting the
criminals their cronies.
Just see how the GOI gave export incentive of Rs.1800 crore to
reliance petroleum although it didn’t even export a barrel. Reliance
infocom & tata teleservices were CDMA mobile service providers & have
paid license fee of few crores only equal to landline fees without any
competitive bidding . They were supposed to provide mobile service to
operate like fixed phones within a radius of 40k.m. however they were
providing service like mobile service from one state to another like
GSM mobile service providers. By this act of RIC & TTSL , the GSM
providers who have paid thousands of license fee in competitive
bidding were economically hurt , the dispute went to court. The court
was on the verge of pronouncing it’s verdict awarding damages worth
Rs.18000 crore to GSM players & Rs. 3000 crore of license fees with
penalty to GOI. The government announced a unified telecom license
regime with retrospective effect. Thereby, the GOI lost thousands of
crores of rupees & the share holders of GSM players lost thousands of
crores. Onceagain the RIC was charged by PSU bsnl THAT RELIANCE IS
RE-ROUTING INTERNATIONAL CALLS AS LOCAL CALLS & SWINDLING THE GOI.
This time too, GOI bailed it out. during the dispute between ambani
brothers the younger ambani mr. Anil ambani director of reliance
himself has stated that for the favours received from the GOI , the
company gifted some shares to then IT &
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER mr.Pramod mahajan. Various indian &
multinational companies are lootingindian exchequer to the tune of
thousands of crores of rupees , through lobbying / bribing.

In india, indirect democracy is the form of governance. In this form,
people’s representatives are bound to raise the questions , issues
concerning their constituents on their behalf , on the floor of the
house. However the sad part in india even after 58 years of democracy
, is the lobbying is at it’s peak. The lobbying is a gentleman’s white
collared crook’s way of forming favour seeker’s group , creating a
corpus to pay lumpsum bribe & influencing decision making. The
people’s representatives are bound to represent their people first ,
then their party & party think tanks. India has come to this sorry
state of affairs , widespread corruption , huge black economy &
rampant poverty, all due to inefficient legislations & enforcements.
These think tanks & IAS lobby, consider themselves as most super
brains on earth & gives out suggestions . the present state of affairs
is a barometer of their brilliance. These think tanks & IAS lobby are
the hand maidens of lobbyists / bribers.

 

When everybody else does the mistake , wrong doing  , indulges in corruption , judiciary alone must be pure like  virgin  to punish & guide the wrong doers. Now , the apex court of the land  & the highest judicial officer of the land , the conscience keeper  , protector of rights , Constitutional guardian of  the land – The Honourable Chief Justice of India  himself Has been found guilty .  SHAME SHAME.

Nowadays , we  are seeing criminalization of  politics , judiciary & police. The rowdy elements have become MLAs & MPs & frequestly indulge in fisticuffs , vulgar abuses  in the precincts of the house itself  . These rowdy elements take money for asking questions in the parliament , to vote for bills & for a price pass legislations  favouring lobbies of rich crooks. The police frame , torture  innocents & let out rich crooks for a price . For a price police destroy evidences , records  and create fake records , evidences. Finally there are judges  who issue arrest warrants , give bail , give acquittal  & pass favourable judgements   ALL FOR A PRICE . SHAME SHAME . These corrupt  judges , police , MPs , MLAs  each take  salary & perks far exceeding lakhs per annum , but serve rich crooks instead of   Indian Public. These corrupt are parasites & deadlier , state enemies  than naxalites , terrorists. Democracy in our country , our hard won  national independence is  endangered by these parasites , corrupt judges , police & people’s representatives only. These  parasites  themselves are responsible for origin & growth of  naxalism / terrorism in india .

These corrupt  parasites will feel  , understand the pain only when they also suffer in the same manner. Let us pray to almighty – In  whose  Court of justice  MATCH FIXING is not there & every body is equal , let us pray to that god to give these corrupt parasites ghastly deaths nothing less nothing more.

 

Legislate  LOKPAL  Bill

 

With whole hearted respects to the parliament & all constitutional bodies , hereby we are appealing to the honest few in public service , honest few in parliament , honest few in judiciary & honest few in police , to legally prosecute their corrupt colleagues , to legislate  “ LOKPAL  BILL”  with  full powers to enforce accountability of  all public servants , MPs , MLAs , Police , etc to  the citizens of india.

 

Citizens of india are supreme in democratic republic of india. parliament , MPs , MLAs are creations of citizens and are subservient , subordinate to the citizens of india. Creations cann’t be supreme than the creator.

 

Vohra committee has officially acknowledged the criminalization of politics , parliament , legislatures. The politicians crave for power because , while in power investigating / prosecuting agencies will be under their control / influence and they can manipulate the legal process , WHITE WASHING all their crimes. Just see , recently union home minister Mr.Chidambaram  influencing the delhi police  for closing a cheating case against a builder by forcing the police to file “B” report. Politicians stoop low to such levels , to make money Ex :  irregularities in purchase of coffins meant for kargil martyrs , allotment of  flats meant for war widows , war veterans at Mumbai.

 

If proper accountability of public servants is legally enacted, independence , autonomy of judiciary & police is  legally enacted , then those in power cann’t WHITE WASH their own crimes. That is the reason many political parties are opposing “LOKPAL BILL” since decades under many pretexts.

 

Subject to conditions , I do offer my services to the government of india & supreme court of india , to legally apprehend  CRIMINALS , CORRUPT  PUBLIC SERVANTS ,  ARE  YOU  READY  ?

 

A B C D of Democracy – A Lesson for all people’s representatives

HOW MPs ,MLAs  , Ministers – PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES MUST FUNCTION 

 
People are the kings , self rulers in a democracy . Peoples representatives must just represent the wishes ,  aspirations of people.  Example : PEOPLE  are nothing but land owners , MPs , MLAs , people’s representatives are just GPA Holders. The Electorate – Citizens of India are  SUPREME than Parliament , Ministers and all Other Institutions. When  people in Jaitapur , Maharashtra state of India  and  People of Koodankulam , Tamilnadu are totally against a nuke plant in their area  and they don’t want it , still the authorities are forcing this project over their head.
Since 63 years of independence , In India the learned IAS babus & Netas are forcing their agendas , SEZs , Projects over the people for their own selfish gains , against the wishes of people. This is not DEMOCRACY.

In india, indirect democracy is the form of governance. In this form, people’s representatives are bound to raise the questions , issues concerning their constituents on their behalf , on the floor of the house. However the sad part in india even after  63  years of democracy , is the lobbying is at it’s peak. The lobbying is a gentleman’s white collared crook’s way of forming favour seeker’s group , creating a corpus to pay lumpsum bribe & influencing decision making.


The people’s representatives are bound to represent their people first , then their party & party think tanks. India has come to this sorry state of affairs , widespread corruption , huge black economy & rampant poverty, all due to inefficient legislations & enforcements.


These think tanks & IAS lobby, consider themselves as most super brains on earth & gives out suggestions . the present state of affairs is a barometer of their brilliance.  Take just one case for the brilliance of our cabinet ministers & IAS babus , In  India nearly 50 crore people are barely surviving on a single piece meal per day , hundreds of people are dying due to HUNGER & MALNUTRITION at one end  at the other end thousands of tonnes of food grains are rotting away , wasted  in FCI Godowns (ie the food procured by the government) , what  brilliant ministers & IAS officers ? These think tanks & IAS lobby are the hand maidens of lobbyists / bribers.

Now consider the following example :
Mr.raj gandhi is a member of parliament from mandya constituency in karnataka state. He is a MBA graduate & member of ruling Indian progressive party. The multinational giant M/S GREY HOUND CORPORATION wants to enter into paper manufacturing business in india. It’s sight falls on the public sector paper giant mandya national paper mills (MNPM) in mandya district of karnataka. The MNC effectively lobbies with the government. The ruling party think tank & the cabinet advisory group recommends to the government to make strategic
disinvestment in the PSU M/S MNPM. They bring out graph with full power point presentation stating that it is good for the company as well as the government. The lobbyists follows it up with media reports on the positive aspect of strategic disinvestment. A favourable impression is created in the minds of literate public. The cabinet
committee okays it.

The ” strategic dis investment issue ” comes before the parliament for legislation / approval. The ruling party issues a party whip to it’s members to vote in favour of dis investment. However M.P mr.raj gandhi who is an MBA in his own wisdom also favours the dis investment. However ,most importantly the constituents – people in mandya parliamentary constituency through protest marches , mass post card campaigns lakhs in numbers expresses their disagreement with the dis investment & urges their MP mr.gandhi to vote against the disinvestment legislation.

On the D-day in parliament , mr. Raj gandhi as per his party whip & his own wisdom votes in favour of strategic disinvestment legislation, much against the wishes of his people , constituents & mis represents them in parliament. the democracy has failed here. in This way democracy is being derailed since 62 years in india.

In democracy, party whip , MP or MLA’s own wisdom / brilliance, think tank & IAS lobby recommendations are all secondary , the constituent’s of his constituency , people’s wishes aspirations are of primary importance & supreme. What people need is a honest
representative, who simply delivers the people’s aspirations on the floor of the house back & forth , without superimposing it with his own ideas & party ideas. For true democracy , the people’s representatives must be true postmans.

Towards this end , the people must be educated about their democratic rights & responsibilities. This is an appeal to the honest few in the parliament & state legislatures to weed out their corrupt colleagues , lobbyists, to uphold the dignity of the house & to install democracy in it’s true form. Jai Hind. Vande Mataram.

 

Your’s Sincerely,

Nagaraja.M.R.

 

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS Vs PRIVILEGES OF CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTIONARIES IN INDIA

Let the Legislators of states, members of parliament, High courts & Supreme Court Judges & other constitutional functionaries answer the following questions which are vital in a democracy.

1) What are the fundamental rights of a citizen guaranteed under the constitution (Article 21) ?

2) What are the privileges conferred on legislators & parliamentarians by the constitution of India?

a) Inside the House b) Outside the House

3) What are privileges conferred on constitutional functionaries, like

a) President of India b) Prime Minister of India

c) Chief Justice of India d) Chairman of NHRC

e) Central Vigilance Commissioners.

4) Are the privileges legal immunity conferred on above mentioned constitutional functionaries ?

a) Cover all their official actions irrespective of merit.

b) Cover both their official & personal actions.

5) Are the privileges defined & codified ?

6) Are these privileges above freedom of the press ?

7) Are the liberty & fundamental rights of the citizens guaranteed by the constitution, above the privileges of the constitutional functionaries or equal or below ?

8) Can the Indian legislatures & parliament be equated to the House of commons in England which is considered to be a superior court and court of records ?

9) Can the division of powers, namely the legislature, the executive and the Judiciary, be equated to the functioning of the House of commons and House of Lords in England ?

10) Can a citizen be said to have committed breach of privilege of the House or court and causing contempt of the house or court by raising the issues of accountability of constitutional functionaries ?

11) Can a Legislature or Parliament enact a new law, to circumvent or to nullify the Judicial orders with respect to wrongdoings by peoples representatives & executive ? does not it amount to infringement of Judicial powers & contempt of the court by the House.

12) Are the FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES of a citizen more important than constitutional duties of a constitutional functionary or equal in importance to it ?

13) Can a constitutional functionary commit crimes, anti-national activities in the name of constitutional duties, behind the legal veil of official’s secret act & go unaccountable for his actions and go unpunished by his legal immunity privileges ?

14) Are the Legislators members of parliament, High court & Supreme court Judges and other constitutional functionaries not willing to codify their privileges for the reason that if codified their privileges would be curtailed and their action would be subjected to legal scrutiny. ?

15) By votes of citizens Legislators and parliamentarians get seats in the legislature and Parliament out of tax payer’s money, they get their pay, perks & lead 5-Star luxurious lifestyles. Hence whether a vote of a citizen is above (More valid) or a seat of legislator or parliamentarian is above or more valid in a democracy ?

16) Judges & Constitutional functionaries are indirectly appointed by voters / tax payers. Out of tax payers money, they get their pay, perks & lead 5-star luxurious lifestyles. Hence, whether the vote of a citizen, fundamental duties of a tax payer is above (more valid) or a seat of judge / constitutional functionary is above (more
valid) in a democracy ?

17) If there is a vacuum in the Legislature or parliament, who is to fill up that vacuum till such time that the legislature or parliament acts provide a solution by performing its role by enacting proper legislation to cover the field (vacuum) ?

18) While it is an unhealthy practice for a Judge to claim to be a Judge in his own cause, is it not worse for the members of the legislature and parliament to be judges in their own cause ?

19) Are the Technicalities of the case more important to a judge or Justice to a citizen, protection of fundamental rights of citizen.?

20) Why not the constitutional functionaries initiate suo moto action with respect to numerous cases of injustices reported in Media ?

21) Why not the Judges admit various cases of Injustices affecting public, as the Public Interest Litigation” ? In some cases, the Public or the person representing them is unable to afford the high cost of the case. Why not free legal aid is given ?.

22) What is the criteria for admitting a P.I.L. & giving free legal aid ?

23) Communication – free flow of information is the lifeline of a democracy. Why the constitutional functionaries are not honouring the Right to Information of Citizens ?

 

 

JANLOKPAL  BILL   –   Need  for  Accountability  of  VVIPS

 

While drafting  our constitution of india ,  drafting members  – freedom fighters  themselves  assumed that  in future also the persons who will occupy constituional positions will be sincere  & of  high impeccable  integrity.  However they were proved wrong. Late Prime Minister of Great Britain Mr.Winston Churchill has been proved  right.

 

“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts.  They will fight among themselves for power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan.

 

Nowadays  , criminals  have  entered into public service , working as police , magistrates , etc. Criminals have become MPs , MLAs and are also working as Cabinet Ministers .  Criminals  have become judges , some of them have become supreme court  judges.

 

End result  CRIMINALS  POLICING  THE  OTHER CRIMINALS , CRIMINALS  DRAFTING  LAWS , CRIMINALS  JUDGING OTHERS.

Even  there are cases of  irregularities  , illegalit
ies  by Prime Minister of India and  Irregularities , illegalities committed  by  supreme  court of india judges . Example :  JMM MPs bribery case , CWG Scam , 2G Scam , Bofors Scandal , etc  and  Bhopal  Gas Tragedy Judgement fixing by  then chief justice of india by way of alteration of  charges ,  financial irregularities , illegal dealings by supreme court judges , etc.

 

In this backdrop , continuing with legal immunity to Prime minister  of india , supreme court judges or any constitutional persons  is nothing but blanket clearance to those  VVIPs to commit more crimes , more anti-national acts  wthout the fear of Law  or Legal Prosecution. THIS  LEGAL  IMMUNITY  IS  &  WILL  BE AGAINST  THE BASIC  CONSTITUTIONAL  LETTER  &  SPIRIT  OF  EQUALITY  &  EQUITABLE  JUSTICE.

 

Are not  some of the  cabinet  minsiters , so called constitutional experts  , great advocates  aware of this fundamental violation  of constitution of india.  Ofcourse , these advocates rightly fight for , take the cases of poor , commonman , they usually take cases of MNCs , Big time criminals , etc.  Let  these constitutional experts  show us a single government hospital without corruption . Let  the  light  of our  constitution  shine  on  our   learned friends in the parliament  belonging to all political parties. Corruption is there in every political party , in the same way there are  very few honest persons in all political parties , judiciary , police & public service.  Why you are afraid of accountability to people , while  you are enjoying 5-star luxurious lifestyles at tax payer’s expense ?

 

If  you are so  sincere  READ ARTICLES / CASE at following web pages  & ANSWER :

Judgements  for  SALE  in  India

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Cross Examination of  Loksabha Speaker & RajyaSabha Dy Chairman

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Parliamentary Privilege or Cover-up of Crimes

http://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/parliamentary-privilege-or-coverage-of-crimes

Threats to RTI Applicant & Judgement Fixing

http://sites.google.com/site/eclarionofdalit/threats-to-rti-applicant-judgement-fixing

Honour of Indian Parliament for  SALE

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Xeroxing Corruption

By Ashutosh Sinha
Special to India Resource Center
September 30, 2002

 

Not many in India might have actually seen the field gun from Bofors AB, either standing sentinel on the borders or in operation. The guns played a key role in the skirmishes at Kargil in 1999. The same anonymity does not hold good for Xerox, which has now entered the dictionary as a verb in its own right for photocopying documents.

Since its name has become synonymous with the allegations of kickbacks, few companies would like to be compared with Bofors. But since the deal was a big commercial success for arms dealers, some companies would, perhaps, be tempted to employ the same tactics as the Bofors middlemen.

The Swedish firm Bofors AB allegedly paid Rs.640 million ($13 million) in bribes to middlemen to get the contracts for the deal signed in 1986. Nearly a decade later, Enron India spent US$ 20 million in “educating” Indian bureaucrats about the role of private companies in power generation, an euphemism for bribes. Two telecom companies, Essar and Swisscom, were alleged to have paid a former minister, Sukh Ram, a hefty amount during early 1996 to help change the original license conditions, which it had signed with the Department of Telecommunications. There was no case against Sukh Ram, simply because this deal was never investigated.

Significantly, none of the allegations made above have yet been proven in a court of law.

Xerox India was treading on familiar path, something which its US headquarters got to know later. According to the parent company’s own admission, which emerged during its audit, it paid over $600,000 as bribes to various government employees to win contracts. In essence, the modus operandi was just a ‘photocopy’ of the way some other companies operate.

Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), it is a serious criminal offence for a US company to pay bribes in a foreign country to obtain contracts. Being managed by the BK Modi group, one of Indias oldest family run business empires, at the time when the bribes were paid, it is now like a sword hanging at the neck of Xerox. The BK Modi group has denied having paid any bribes. Xerox Modicorp Limited (as the company is now called) completes 19 years in India this September. It changed its name from Modi Xerox Limited to Xerox Modicorp Limited in 2000.

The Indian government was quick to order an inquiry. A promise that accompanied the order was that the inquiry would be completed in two weeks. Over a month later, the two weeks are not yet over. Now, the million-dollar question – for a company that calls itself ‘The Document Company’ – is there enough documentary evidence to prosecute the company?

The Department of Company Affairs (DCA), the arm of the government that wields the stick to ensure that companies meet their stated objectives and do not dupe the shareholders, is looking into the details. Xerox was not duping shareholders, much the same way as the military hardware company AB Bofors. Both were, in fact, trying to reward their shareholders by giving the extra edge to their sales team by “taking care” of those taking a final decision on the purchase of their products. DCA is still not sure whether the bribes were actually paid or if the amount was pocketed by Modi or his men.

There is a stark difference between the two cases, though. Bofors is a European company, Xerox an American. Their products are proverbially as different as chalk and cheese – one sold military hardware, the other office automation products. While the Bofors payoffs involved the government official right at the top in the government, the Xerox payoffs appear to have been made to the operations level people in government. Besides, the nature of arms deals is such that the best deal has to be sewn in one shot. Office automation products are regularly purchased by companies and governments. So, if a few people can be identified, their palms can be greased regularly to put the product. The agents who helped Bofors are still trying to block investigations and any information into their money laundering. The amount involved in the Xerox case is far smaller.

Xerox, however, does deserve a pat on the back for having the courage to admit the payoffs in public.

There are some parallels between the two companies. Bofors money found its way to exotic places that you would find difficult to locate on the world map – Luxembourg, Bahamas, Liechtenstein, Channel Islands. The Xerox India payoffs did not have such exotic addresses. Two of the companies to which payments were made had slum areas of Delhi as their addresses while two others were located in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

While the Bofors deal had strong political linkages, there is talk of the involvement of a Samajwadi Party politician, who has interests in the paper business, in the Xerox case. That allegation is yet to be probed, though.

AE Services, Svenska, Lotus, Tulip and Mont Blanc are some of the names of bank accounts that are associated with the alleged Bofors payoffs. The money has gone into a variety of accounts before disappearing various pockets. Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s premier investigating agency, suspect that these people include the late Win Chadha, an Italian called Ottavio Quattrochchi and the Hinduja brothers. If the Xerox India deal had been bigger, with international ramifications, it would not have chosen names like Charu Paper Ltd., Chadha Paper Ltd., Pioneer Enterprises and Elite Commercial Services.

At the time when these bribes were paid, the company was controlled by the BK Modi group, which owned majority shares in the joint venture. When Xerox acquired control of the company (it now owns 68 per cent while BK Modi controls 28 per cent in the joint venture) in 2000, it ordered an inspection of the books by the audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which raised disturbing questions. The audit firm said that it was not sure the organizations existed and, if they did, who owns or controls them. BK Modi Group has interests in telecom, entertainment and manufacturing.

Xerox has over 50 per cent market share in photocopiers in India. 1998 was a landmark year for the photocopier industry. Of the estimated 40,000 machines sold that year, an estimated 27,000 were Xerox machines. However, that was an aberration and nearly 30,000 machines are sold in the market each year at present. Nearly 60 per cent of the sales are made to government organisations.

Incidentally, the bribes are alleged to have been paid in 1998 and 1999. In 1998, the 15-year tie-up between Modis and Xerox ended. Xerox had entered India after a tie up with the BK Modi Group and Modi Xerox Limited was incorporated in 1983.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), which had looked into the Bofors deal before CBI started its investigations of bribery charges, had similarly not given a clean chit to the Rajiv Gandhi government. The government survived the day but since then, the Congress party has never won a majority in the Indian Parliament. Bofors has also entered India’s political lexicon as a synonym for bribery.

DCA officials are tight-lipped about the direction in which their Xerox investigation is meandering. These are just four names that have tumbled out of the closet. Reports suggest that it is a web of 85 companies through which payments have been made. The challenge before DCA is to verify whether payments were made to individuals in the government or did some officials of Modi Xerox (as the company was then called) pocket the money.

While it is still to be established where the money actually went, DCA officials admit in private that siphoning money out of the company is a routine affair. Just like every official worth his salt in the CBI knows that big arms deals do have an element of an underhand deal.

Since payoffs are now a part of business, this is where the interest of the average person comes in. Hapless investors have seen scores of cases where the companies get sick and promoters healthier by the day.

For all the arms deal that have happened in India, whose defence spending is over US$ 14 billion every year, only one case has been brought to light. None have been prosecuted. Of nearly 7,000 publicly listed companies in India, a little over 2,000 actively trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The rest are companies which have turned sick, while some of their promoters get healthier.

 

Radia lobbied to get Raja telecom ministry

 

 

Union Communications Minister A. Raja has been caught on tape lobbying with a corporate PR agent for a place in the Manmohan Singh cabinet during the second term of the UPA.

Headlines Today is in exclusive possession of taped conversations between Raja and powerful corporate lobbyist Nira Radia just days before the swearing-in of the cabinet.

The conversations, which were recorded by investigators for the income tax department, raise serious issues about ministerial propriety.

The income tax sleuths had sought permission to tap the telephone of Radia, who was being investigated by the CBI and the income tax department in the telecom spectrum scam.

Radia is one of India’s most influential power-brokers and has the biggest corporates of India as clients.

These conversations were recorded over 300 days, starting from August 20, 2008. Raja was lobbying hard to become the next telecom minister and was being helped in this endeavour by Radia.

Here are excerpts from a conversation recorded on May 24, 2009 at 11.05 am.

Raja: My name is cleared?
Radia: Yeah, your case was cleared last night itself. No, what is happening with Daya?
Raja: Textiles or fertilisers?
Radia: Not for Daya though, Azhagiri or Daya only one can come in?
Raja: No, two can come…
Radia: Both?
Radia: Baalu, will be the problem, I hope.
Radia: It will be difficult for the leader to justify three family members.
Raja: (laughs) Yeah, but everybody knows…
Radia: No she said that, Kani told me last night, that is what her father told her yesterday, that for him to justify three family members would be very difficult; he recognises that problem…
Raja: Let us see what we can do…let us fight.

This was how Radia informed Raja that his name had been cleared for the telecom minister’s post. The conversation had been recorded just four days before Raja’s name was officially announced as the UPA’s telecom minister.

So how does a corporate lobbyist get to know who is getting which portfolio? And why was Raja discussing portfolios with a corporate lobbyist?

Not just Raja, the tapes have Radia talking to DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi as well.

In these conversations, Kanimozhi – referred to as Kani – is heard telling Radia that the DMK must get the telecom portfolio. Here are excerpts from the conversation recorded on May 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm.

Kani: Hello
Radia: PM has already clarified that the deal has not been done. They are still in the middle of discussing it.
Kani: They’ve already promised to give us telecom…but it cannot become that they shift…
Radia: What?
Kani: They have already told us that they will give us telecom. Now it shouldn’t be given to him because he’s going around planting stories.
Radia: He’s planting it on all the channels while you were on the plane.
Kani: Ya I know that.
Radia: But Kanni, the PM has just made a statement that I have no problems with Raja and Baalu and they are my esteemed colleagues.
Kani: He can make a statement. But whoever’s going to come and talk to dad shouldn’t talk otherwise.. See what people say outside and what actually they mean is different… And all of us know that in politics.

Not just telecom, Radia and Kanimozhi had a long conversation about who is getting what portfolio. What was surprising is that Radia seemed to know exactly what is happening and who was getting which portfolio.

Here are more excerpts from the conversations:

Radia: Kani there’s feedback from the Congress. They say we recognise that the problem with the DMK is an internal problem. It’s a problem between the family. It’s a problem between their own people. They have given us a list of five people. This is not acceptable to us.
Kani: Ya
Radia: It is for them to resolve. We have told them what is the best that we can do.
Kani: Three and four…
Radia: We appreciate that the dialogue has broken down but it is not for us to get back to them. As far as we are concerned, Maran has been calling Ghulam Nabi Azad on the half hour demanding all sorts of things and they have told him that there is no point in you calling us.
Kani: But what is the demand he’s got.
Radia: He has been making the same demands that you give us five portfolios or we will not join or give us railways, otherwise he has also demanded coal and mines. So they are saying as far as we are concerned this is an internal DMK problem. It has nothing to do with the Congress at all. They have taken a decision that it is for Karuna to decide who he wants and who he doesn’t want in the formula. That has been provided to him. It’s up to Karuna to decide but they feel that there are far too many people calling him including Maran.

The question is, is it proper for a senior leader of the DMK and a minister in the past UPA government to be talking to a known corporate lobbyist? Why is it that the lobbyist seems to know everything about the allocation of portfolios, and long before the information is made public?

 

REAL STORY  OF   Late  DHIRUBHAI  AMBANI  of  Reliance  Industries

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3924530/Polyester-PrinceThe-Real-Story-of-Dhirubhai-AmbaniBanned-in-India

 

 

Another Major Scam : Govt. Favours Reliance In KG Basin

 

 

The CAG draft report that nails the connivance between Government agencies and Reliance Industries Ltd. leading to huge losses to the Government exchequer is yet another example of the power of corporates in the UPA Government to subvert rules and regulations in their favour.

The CAG has noted that the former Director-General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) permitted Reliance to inflate its “development costs” on the gas extraction in the D6 block of KG basin from 2.47 billion dollars to a whopping 8.84 billion dollars. This money taken by RIL affected the revenues of the Government. Government should prosecute the former DGH without any delay.

The Government’s connivance with RIL has a direct impact on the aam aadmi because increased claims of development cost get reflected in the price of gas given to consumers and also affect the prices of fertilizer and power.  Letters have been written to the Prime Minister to institute an independent enquiry into the complaint of artificial jacking up of the capital expenditure by RIL for D6 KG Basin and its hasty approval by the concerned authority to find out the actual cost before gas price is fixed.

In a repeat of the 2-G scam, the Prime Minister’s silence on the issue,  has again exposed the UPA Government’s acquiescence to corporate manipulation.

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  3. Now A Petroleum Scam?
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  5. Way to Rural Self Reliance: National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)
  6. Demand For JPC On Spectrum Scam :Go Beyond Rhetoric
  7. THE ADARSH SOCIETY SCAM A Shocking Exposure of Congress govt Venality – Ashok Dhawale
  8. SUPREME COURT VERDICT ON KG BASIN GAS -Dipankar Mukherjee
  9. AMBANIS ROW : GOVT HAS LAST WORD ON KG BASIN GAS PRICE : SC
  10. POOL PRICING FOR KG BASIN GAS TO HARM ANDHRA PRADESH INTERESTS
  11. PRODUCTION OF GAS IN KG BASIN
  12. FINDINGS OF ICAI IN SATYAM SCAM CASE

 

 

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED – WHERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY?


Dear mukesh & anil ambani,


The reliance industries has always got a favourable treatment from the state & central governments.there are allegations that ,
1.years ago, the central government gave import concessions for import of certain raw materials of textile sector ,which hugely benefitted the P.F.Y & TEXTILE projects of your’s ie reliance industries.
2.the O.N.G.C which has painstakingly surveyed the oil & gas reserves & prepared a list of lists,gave that list & you got godavari basin oil & gas project from the government .O.N.G.C could have developed it & earned millions.
3.few months back you were charged both by the government & cellular operators (GSM) that you are giving S.T.D & ROAMING FACILITIES to your reliance phone subscribers.your’s was only a W.L.L. they even claimed that you are misusing a legal loophole & causing crores of losses to the government & other GSM operators. however while the issue was before the T.R.A.I, the trai legalized your actions by announcing unified licence for telecom operators.
4.now you are charged by the government of re-routing ISD CALLS as local calls,thereby causing crores of losses to the government & BSNL.this time also you may get the reprieve from the government. the government ,if a commonman does not pay his electric bills in time slaps interest & cuts down the electric supply immediately.
however the same government ,even if your company has been alleged of causing crores of rupees losses to the government & other players, always enacts favourable laws for you like a SANTA CLAUS.
WILL YOU PLEASE CLARIFY mr.mukesh ambani & mr.anil ambani?
the TRAI announced unified licence regime in haste that too with retrospective effects.so all the charges against reliance were dropped. in the same vein as unified licence got retrospective effect , why not the government re-imburse the differece amount out of hefty fees collected from other cellular operators ? take the reliance fees as bench mark.anyway , finally commonman is the looser.

 

Judgement  Fixing in Indian  Courts of Law / Justice

http://e-clarionofdalit.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-09-20T06%3A30%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=1

 

SHAME SHAME  to Corrupt Judges , Corrupt Police & Corrupt Public Servants  –  Indian Judicial / Legal System  For  Sale

The Corrupt Among Public Servants are making futile , all the sacrifices made by our forefathers , freedom fighters in securing independence from british occupiers .

Threat  to India’s Independence , Freedom , National Unity & Integrity is from Corrupt Police , Corrupt Judges  & Corrupt Public Servants. SHAME to those corrupt   police , judges & public servants.

Recently we have seen media reports about 2G spetrum scam , land mafia , mining mafia , how a law maker of the land  Home Minister of Gujarath state government himself  was the master mind involved in the conspiracy of fake encounter eliminating sohrabuddin . We have  also seen how senior police officers extorted money from businessmen & others by  foisting false cases .

We have also seen media reports about the ROWDY BEHAVIOUR of some people’s representatives in legislative assemblies &  parliament in the past & recently. The members of the house , people’s representatives themselves are making contempt of the house. These MPs , MLAs other then hiking their own salaries & perks , must first learn class room discipline punctuality , attendance , home work preparation , etc from PRIMARY SCHOOL KIDS . IT IS THE URGENT NEED OF THE HOUR .

We have also stated with relevant media reports how match fixing is done in our Indian Legal System from  the stage of FIR filing , planting witneses , silencing witnesses , judgement fixing  , torture in jail , etc . read articles at following websites

http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/shame-shame—indian-legal-system-for-sale  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/cross-exam-of-chief-justice-of-india  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/deal-deal-mega-deals-in-supreme-court-of-india  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/bhopal-gas-verdict-fixed-years-earlier  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/shame-shame-to-supreme-court-of-india  ,

http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/is-the-supreme-court-of-india-deaf-dumb-blind  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/show-cause-notice-to-chief-justice-of-india  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/narco-analysis-polygraph—right-or-wrong  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/match-fixing-in-cricket-ipl-police-judiciary-government-in-india  ,
http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/writ-of-mandamus-to-cji-others   ,

http://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/aeroplane-rides-for-corrupt-police-corrupt-judges  ,

When everybody else does the mistake , wrong doing  , indulges in corruption , judiciary alone must be pure like  virgin  to punish & guide the wrong doers. Now , the apex court of the land  & the highest judicial officer of the land , the conscience keeper  , protector of rights , Constitutional guardian of  the land – The Honourable Chief Justice of India  himself Has been found guilty .  SHAME SHAME.

Nowadays , we  are seeing criminalization of  politics , judiciary & police. The rowdy elements have become MLAs & MPs & frequestly indulge in fisticuffs , vulgar abuses  in the precincts of the house itself  . These rowdy elements take money for asking questions in the parliament , to vote for bills & for a price pass legislations  favouring lobbies of rich crooks. The police frame , torture  innocents & let out rich crooks for a price . For a price police destroy evidences , records  and create fake records , evidences. Finally there are judges  who issue arrest warrants , give bail , give acquittal  & pass favourable judgements   ALL FOR A PRICE . SHAME SHAME . These corrupt  judges , police , MPs , MLAs  each take  salary & perks far exceeding lakhs per annum , but serve rich crooks instead of   Indian Public. These corrupt are parasites & deadlier , state enemies  than naxalites , terrorists. Democracy in our country , our hard won  national independence is  endangered by these parasites , corrupt judges , police & people’s representatives only. These  parasites  themselves are responsible for origin & growth of  naxalism / terrorism in india .

 

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