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From Chidambaram to Lalu, Meet the High-Profile Politicians Who've Been Jailed

India | Trending Desk | September 5, 2019, 9:36 pm
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 P Chidambaram: The special CBI court on September 05 sent former finance minister and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram to Tihar jail for 14 days in connection with the INX Media corruption case. In this photo, P Chidambaram is seen being taken to Tihar jail on a bus. (PTI)

P Chidambaram: The special CBI court on September 05 sent former finance minister and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram to Tihar jail for 14 days in connection with the INX Media corruption case. In this photo, P Chidambaram is seen being taken to Tihar jail on a bus. (PTI)

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 A Raja: Former Telecom Minister and a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Andimuthu Raja, popularly known as A Raja, was sent to Tihar jail following his arrest in the 2G Spectrum Case. He was perhaps the most high-profile Tihar inmate and was acquitted in 2017. (Image: PTI)

A Raja: Former Telecom Minister and a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Andimuthu Raja, popularly known as A Raja, was sent to Tihar jail following his arrest in the 2G Spectrum Case. He was perhaps the most high-profile Tihar inmate and was acquitted in 2017. (Image: PTI)

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 VK Sasikala: Friend and close aide of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and former Chief Minister Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, V K Sasikala was elected as secretary general of AIADMK after the death of Jayalalithaa. She was arrested along with Jayalalithaa on December 7, 1966 and was remanded to judicial custody for 30 days in connection with the Colour TV Scam. Sasikala was found guilty by the Supreme Court in 2017 and has been sentenced to four years in prison. A grab from the CCTV footage showing Sasikala and her aide walking into the Bengaluru jail.

VK Sasikala: Friend and close aide of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and former Chief Minister Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, V K Sasikala was elected as secretary general of AIADMK after the death of Jayalalithaa. She was arrested along with Jayalalithaa on December 7, 1966 and was remanded to judicial custody for 30 days in connection with the Colour TV Scam. Sasikala was found guilty by the Supreme Court in 2017 and has been sentenced to four years in prison. A grab from the CCTV footage showing Sasikala and her aide walking into the Bengaluru jail.

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 Lalu Prasad Yadav: Former Railway Minister and ex-chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav is serving his jail term after being convicted in the fodder scam that surfaced in the 1990s. Lalu Prasad was convicted in four fodder scam cases pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka and Chaibasa treasuries in Jharkhand. He was convicted in two cases for fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa Treasury. He is also facing a fifth fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Doranda Treasury. He has been in prison since December 2017 and is now undergoing treatment. (Image: PTI)

Lalu Prasad Yadav: Former Railway Minister and ex-chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav is serving his jail term after being convicted in the fodder scam that surfaced in the 1990s. Lalu Prasad was convicted in four fodder scam cases pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka and Chaibasa treasuries in Jharkhand. He was convicted in two cases for fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa Treasury. He is also facing a fifth fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Doranda Treasury. He has been in prison since December 2017 and is now undergoing treatment. (Image: PTI)

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 Kanimozhi: Daughter of M Karunanidhi and leader of DMK, Kanimozhi was arrested and sent to Tihar jail on May 20, 2011, in the 2G Spectrum case. Special CBI court in New Delhi ordered the arrest of the DMK Rajya Sabha MP along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar after rejecting their bail pleas. Kanimozhi was lodged for six months in Tihar jail before she was released on bail on November 2011. She along with D Raja was acquitted in 2017. (Image: PTI)

Kanimozhi: Daughter of M Karunanidhi and leader of DMK, Kanimozhi was arrested and sent to Tihar jail on May 20, 2011, in the 2G Spectrum case. Special CBI court in New Delhi ordered the arrest of the DMK Rajya Sabha MP along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar after rejecting their bail pleas. Kanimozhi was lodged for six months in Tihar jail before she was released on bail on November 2011. She along with D Raja was acquitted in 2017. (Image: PTI)

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 BS Yeddyurappa: BJP's first Chief Minister in South India, BS Yeddyurappa was jailed on October 15, 2011, after a court rejected his bail plea and ordered his arrest. Yeddyurappa was arrested after a special Lokayukta court charged him in alleged irregularities in denotifying government land. He was admitted to a hospital on October 16 for chest pains. He was taken back to the jail on October 17 but was re-admitted in another hospital the very same evening. He was released after spending 25 days in jail on November 8, 2011. (Image: PTI)

BS Yeddyurappa: BJP's first Chief Minister in South India, BS Yeddyurappa was jailed on October 15, 2011, after a court rejected his bail plea and ordered his arrest. Yeddyurappa was arrested after a special Lokayukta court charged him in alleged irregularities in denotifying government land. He was admitted to a hospital on October 16 for chest pains. He was taken back to the jail on October 17 but was re-admitted in another hospital the very same evening. He was released after spending 25 days in jail on November 8, 2011. (Image: PTI)

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 Mahipal Maderna: The CBI on December 3, 2011, arrested the sacked Rajasthan water resources minister for the disappearance of nurse - Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly featured in a CD showing Maderna in a compromising position. After the state government ordered a CBI probe into the case, Mahipal Maderna and Congress MLA Malkhan Singh were arrested for their alleged involvement in the case.

Mahipal Maderna: The CBI on December 3, 2011, arrested the sacked Rajasthan water resources minister for the disappearance of nurse - Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly featured in a CD showing Maderna in a compromising position. After the state government ordered a CBI probe into the case, Mahipal Maderna and Congress MLA Malkhan Singh were arrested for their alleged involvement in the case.

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 Amar Singh: On September 6, 2011, the Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh, was sent to 13-day judicial custody in the cash-for-votes scam. Singh and two other accused - Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora - were arrested and sent to judicial custody till September 19. The Tees Hazari Court gave Singh partial relief by granting him interim bail till September 19. (Image: AP)

Amar Singh: On September 6, 2011, the Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh, was sent to 13-day judicial custody in the cash-for-votes scam. Singh and two other accused - Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora - were arrested and sent to judicial custody till September 19. The Tees Hazari Court gave Singh partial relief by granting him interim bail till September 19. (Image: AP)

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 Sushanta Ghosh: The CID arrested Sushant Ghosh in the skeleton recovery case and was sent to jail in 2011 for his alleged complicity in the murder of Ajay Acharya, after Acharya’s son filed an FIR following the discovery of his skeleton from a pit. A total of 7 skeletons were dug out from a pit in a field near Ghosh's ancestral house at Benachapra in West Midnapore district. (Image: Reuters)

Sushanta Ghosh: The CID arrested Sushant Ghosh in the skeleton recovery case and was sent to jail in 2011 for his alleged complicity in the murder of Ajay Acharya, after Acharya’s son filed an FIR following the discovery of his skeleton from a pit. A total of 7 skeletons were dug out from a pit in a field near Ghosh's ancestral house at Benachapra in West Midnapore district. (Image: Reuters)

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 Suresh Kalmadi: Arrested for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam by the CBI on April 25, 2011. He was nabbed on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games-related contracts. He was released from Tihar in early 2012 after spending nine months in the Delhi prison. (Image: Reuters)

Suresh Kalmadi: Arrested for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam by the CBI on April 25, 2011. He was nabbed on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games-related contracts. He was released from Tihar in early 2012 after spending nine months in the Delhi prison. (Image: Reuters)

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 R Balakrishna Pillai: Veteran Kerala Congress (Pillai) leader and seven-time MLA, R Balakrishna Pillai, was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a case of corruption in February 2011. Pillai was released on November 1, 2011. under the remission granted by the state government on the occasion of state-formation day.

R Balakrishna Pillai: Veteran Kerala Congress (Pillai) leader and seven-time MLA, R Balakrishna Pillai, was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a case of corruption in February 2011. Pillai was released on November 1, 2011. under the remission granted by the state government on the occasion of state-formation day.

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 Bibi Jagir Kaur: The former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for the abduction, forced abortion and mysterious death of her teenaged daughter Harpreet Kaur. However, she was acquitted of the murder charge. Kaur was first sent to Patiala jail but she sought to be transferred to Kapurthala jail as her native village Begowal was nearby. The request was granted. (Image: PTI)

Bibi Jagir Kaur: The former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for the abduction, forced abortion and mysterious death of her teenaged daughter Harpreet Kaur. However, she was acquitted of the murder charge. Kaur was first sent to Patiala jail but she sought to be transferred to Kapurthala jail as her native village Begowal was nearby. The request was granted. (Image: PTI)

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 Sukh Ram: Former Telecom Minister during PV Narasimha Rao's government and Lok Sabha MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, Sukh Ram, was charged with corruption in 1996, when the CBI seized Rs 3.6 crores in cash concealed in bags and suitcases from his official residence. He was convicted and sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court in 2002. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict on November 18, 2011, and Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years in jail. (Image: PTI)

Sukh Ram: Former Telecom Minister during PV Narasimha Rao's government and Lok Sabha MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, Sukh Ram, was charged with corruption in 1996, when the CBI seized Rs 3.6 crores in cash concealed in bags and suitcases from his official residence. He was convicted and sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court in 2002. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict on November 18, 2011, and Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years in jail. (Image: PTI)

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 Om Prakash Chautala: A big name in Haryana politics and four times Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala from Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was a prime accused in a teacher recruitment scam. He along with 53 others were charged in connection with the appointment of around 3,000 teachers in Haryana in 1999-2000 by wrong means. A Delhi court sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala to 10 years' imprisonment under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act in January 2013. A CBI investigation was ordered by the Supreme Court during NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His sentence has been upheld by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.

Om Prakash Chautala: A big name in Haryana politics and four times Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala from Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was a prime accused in a teacher recruitment scam. He along with 53 others were charged in connection with the appointment of around 3,000 teachers in Haryana in 1999-2000 by wrong means. A Delhi court sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala to 10 years' imprisonment under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act in January 2013. A CBI investigation was ordered by the Supreme Court during NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His sentence has been upheld by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.

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 Bangaru Laxman: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 2001 Tehelka sting case relating to an alleged arms deal and sentenced to four years of rigorous-imprisonment on April 28, 2012. (Image: PTI)

Bangaru Laxman: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 2001 Tehelka sting case relating to an alleged arms deal and sentenced to four years of rigorous-imprisonment on April 28, 2012. (Image: PTI)

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