Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman convicted in Tehelka case

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:10pm IST

Bangaru Laxman is seen on a video grab from a hidden camera. REUTERS/Tehelka/Files

Bangaru Laxman is seen on a video grab from a hidden camera.

Credit: Reuters/Tehelka/Files

Related Topics

REUTERS - Bangaru Laxman, a former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was on Friday convicted by a Delhi court more than a decade after being caught on camera allegedly accepting a bribe from a journalist posing as an arms dealer.

Media reports said a special court held Laxman guilty of accepting 100,000 rupees in 2001 in what was later revealed to be a sting operation by the Tehelka website.

Laxman resigned as his party's president soon after the video footage was made public.

Laxman faces a maximum jail term of five years and has been taken into custody, media reports said. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Saturday.

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Election 2014

Election 2014

Promises and more promises: India’s parties pitch their visions.  Full Article | Full Coverage 

India Markets

India Markets

Sensex slumps 207 points, at 2-1/2 week closing low.  Full Article 

Telecom Sector

Telecom Sector

RComm to raise mobile call tariff by up to 20 percent  Full Article 

Chinese Economy

Chinese Economy

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter  Full Article 

New Direction

New Direction

CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft.  Full Article 

Bitcoin ATM

Bitcoin ATM

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown.  Full Article 

Strong Sales Volume

Strong Sales Volume

Small is beautiful for Coca-Cola as volumes soar in China  Full Article 

Breakingviews

Breakingviews

Diageo throws money at Indian empire-building  Full Article 

Toyota's Performance

Toyota's Performance

After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage