It seems to be a case of once bitten, twice shy. The Central Bureau of Investigation, which let arms dealer Abhishek Verma out on bail in 2008 in the Navy war room leak case, is trying hard to ensure that he does not get out of jail this time. After filing a chargesheet against Verma and his wife under the Officials Secret Act last week, the agency is now planning to approach the Delhi court seeking to cancel Vermaís bail in Navy war room leak case. CBI has charged that Verma violated the conditions of bail granted in 2008 under OSA and committed a similar offence again. After coming out on bail, Verma floated new companies, forged new ties and enrolled new staff to extract defence secrets.
SENIOR NCP leader Praful Patelís remarks in the Lok Sabha last Wednesday seeking to distance the party from Maharashtra governmentís nod to FDI in multi-brand retail came as a surprise to Congressmen who claim that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had taken the approval of NCP chief Sharad Pawar before formalising the state governmentís stand on this issue. As it turned out, just a day after Patelís hard talk, Chavan had to agree to reinstate Ajit Pawar as deputy CM even though he was said to be in favour of re-inducting him during a cabinet reshuffle a few weeks later. Many Congressmen also pointed out that preparations for the White Paper on Irrigation had started in May with NCP leader
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