Ugly Faces of Indian in Corruption

Andimuthu Raja

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Popularly known as A. Raja in Indian politics. He is a politician from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party and was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha representing the Nilgiris constituency of Tamil Nadu. His name was came into existence 2011 when the investigating agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filled a chargesheet on April 2, 2011 in the allegation of A. Raja in the 2 G scams. 2 G spectrum was a financial scandal involved the alleged corrupt sale in 2008 of telecommunications bandwidth to selected organisations at lower prices than the real market value of the asset. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) also holds Raja personally responsible for the sale of 2G spectrum at lower rates in 2008 and estimated that the loss at 176,645 crore (US$35.24 billion). Later he was sent to Tihar jail. Time magazine listed the 2 G scam at number two on their “ Top 10 Abuses of Power ” list in 2011 in which Raja was allegedly involved.

Suresh Kalmadi

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An Indian politician, a senior sports administrator, a former member of the Indian National Congress, a Member of Parliament from Pune. He was the chief of the high profile Commonwealth Games Organising Committee which was held in New Delhi, India in 2010. Kalmadi was arrested on April 25, 2011 by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for awarding illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for the Timing Scoring Result (TSR) system causing a loss of Rs 95 crore to the exchequer. After his arrest he was sacked from the president of Indian Olympic Association. Later he was sent to Tihar jail. After his released from jail again he has been appointed as the president of Indian Olympic Association.

Hasan Ali Khan

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An Indian billionaire businessman, a high rolling Pune based stud farm owner and a tax evasion of Rs 50,345.73 crore. He was an accused of illegally stashing billions of dollars in overseas Swiss bank accounts with the help of a Kolkata based businessman, Kashinath Tapuria via hawala channel. His Swiss bank account has 8 Billion Dollars in deposits. Directorate General of Economic Enforcement (ED) and the Income Tax Department jointly  arrested Mr. Khan under suspicion of money laundering. Mr. Khan has a tax arrear demand of Rs 50,345.73 crore followed by Chandrika Tapuriah wife of his associate Kashinath Tapuria, with Rs 20,540.83 crore.

Byrraju Ramalinga Raju

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A former IT Industrialist, founder of Satyam Computers in 1987, a former Chairman of his company until January 7, 2009 and a fraud of Rs. 14,000 crores. He admitted to an accounting dupery to the tune of Rs. 14,000 crores and resigned from the Satyam board after admitting to cheating his six million shareholders. He was arrested by the Central Investigation Department (CID).

Harshad Mehta

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Also known as " Big Bull ". Late Harshad Mehta was a businessman as well as a famous stock broker of his time and an accused of financial scandal of Rs 15,944.38 crore in Bombay (now Mumbai) Stock Exchange in 1992. Later he was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and banished from the stock market with investigators holding him responsible for causing a loss to various entities and charged with 72 criminal offenses and more than 600 civil action suits were filed against him.

Chain Roop Banshali

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Popularly known as C R Bhansali. He was a prime accused of CRB scam of Rs 12,000 crore (Rs. 12 billion). He first launched the finance company CRB Capital Markets, followed by CRB Mutual Fund and CRB Share Custodial Services. He ruled like a financial wizard from 1992 to 1996 and  collects money from the public through fixed deposits, bonds and debentures. The money was transferred to companies that never existed. Later he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
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