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RK Raghavan

RK Raghavan is a former director of Central Bureau of Investigation and a former joint director of the Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi

Mar 31, 2015

Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Germanwings Flight 9525 crash into the French Alps is a tragedy beyond words. One co-pilot  — 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf — has made a mockery of all that the airlines across the world have done in the recent past — at the behest mostly of ICAO — to secure flights on the ground and in air. #Andreas Lubitz #Aviation industry #Aviation Security #Flight 9525 #Germanwings #InMyOpinion

Feb 13, 2015

Racism and trigger-happy cops: What caused the assault on India grandfather in Alabama

The recent Madison (Alabama) outrage does not therefore come as a surprise to close observers of the police in the US. The police in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Philadelphia are predominantly white. #Alabama #Assault on Indian man #Indian man #InMyOpinion #Madison #US #US Police

Jan 30, 2015

Modi’s move to appoint Jaishankar as foreign secy recognition of hard work

The tyranny of seniority has to end, and the Modi government has shown the way. Collective resentment has to be dealt with firmly and ruthlessly. Or else we would be witness only to sloth and dishonesty in the higher echelons of the superior civil service. #Foreign Secretary #IAS #Jaishankar #Narendra Modi #Sujatha Singh

Dec 16, 2014

Lessons from Sydney attack: How an individual’s madness can turn into a major terror threat

The point of interest to many law enforcement agencies across the globe, including ours, is how to protect our citizens against an individual’s madness. #Anders Behring Beivik #IB #Intelligence network #islamic-state #Lindt #Man Haron Monis #Terror threat

Dec 9, 2014

Delhi Uber rape case uncovers a broken system of background checks in India

Uber, for whom he operated the taxi hired by the traumatized executive who got into the car late in the night, had not done a background check for him. #Crimes against women #Delhi Police #Delhi rapes #InMyOpinion #Premium Taxi Services #rape capital #Uber #Uber rape case #women's security

Nov 21, 2014

Lesson from Ranjit Sinha fiasco: CBI chief can’t be chosen on seniority alone

The most important question is whether Ranjit Sinha should continue to head the CBI until he retires on 2 December, writes former CBI chief RK Raghavan. #2G Trial #CBI #Hawala scandal #InMyOpinion #Ranjit Sinha #Supreme Court

Sep 20, 2014

Reflections on the IPS and CBI

No one would grudge conceding that the CBI is performing a difficult task. It is under pressure all the time to nail somebody against whom there is only flimsy evidence or exonerate some bigwig who had so much to hide. #CBI #Chit fund scam #Former Assam DGP #Guwahati #India #InMyOpinion #Saradha scam #Shankar Barua #suicide

Jun 6, 2014

Delhi to Badaun: Criminology can counter India’s rape problem

It is my case that ‘target hardening’, propounded by some cerebral criminologists like the venerable Ron Clarke of Rutgers University in the US, and would greatly help. #Badaun #Criminology #Delhi #India #InMyOpinion #Law #MHA #National Crime Records Bureau #Police #Rape #Target hardening #Violence against women

May 8, 2014

Nowhere to hide for corrupt Babus: Why we must thank the SC

This provision on the face of it is not valid. It grants absolute protection to corrupt officers from prosecution. They don’t need a shield like this merely because they are likely to be harassed. #CBI #Chief Justice #Corrupt Babus #Corruption #Endemic Corruption #India #Inpraiseof #Justice Lodha #Supreme Court

Apr 16, 2014

Dirty tricks dept: We should listen to Gopalkrishna Gandhi on CBI

Gopalkrishan Gandhi correctly identifies two major themes relating to the CBI that generally cause anguish to the civil service as well as to the common man who demands total probity in the highest investigation agency in the country. #CBI #CBI Director #Corruption #department of dirty tricks #Gopalkrishna Gandhi #InMyOpinion