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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

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

Feb 27, 2014

Looking beyond shunted officer Desiraju, here is what ails the IAS

We need strong Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Secretaries and Directors-General of Police who are appointed on the basis of a track record for effectiveness and integrity and who will stand up for the honest civil servant. #Ashok Khemka #Civil service #Desiraju #Durga Shakti Nagpal #IAS #OnOurMind #UPA

Nov 20, 2013

Bangalore ATM attack: Time police worked with women on safety

The best bet is a meaningful partnership between the police and women activists, aided by conscientious men and women at the top of law enforcement and society. #Bangalore #Bangalore ATM attack #Crimes against women #InMyOpinion #Internet #Nancy Powell #Police #policing #Security #Shruti Hassan #social media

Sep 30, 2013

Lalu’s conviction exonerates ‘the much maligned’ CBI

The Lalu judgment comes at the right time when our image abroad is at its lowest. The many scams that have tumbled out of the cupboards of both the Centre and States are of a frightening proportion. #CBI #Crime #Fodder Scam #India #InMyOpinion #Lalu Prasad #NewsTracker #Politics

Jun 18, 2013

Remembering B Raman: A role model for Indian espionage

The lesson to learn from him is: Flamboyance does not always pay in the tricky game of intelligence; perseverance and a level head alone are the main keys to success. #Bahukutumbi Raman #David Headley #FBI #IB #India #InMemoriam #IPS #Pakistan #RAW #US

Jun 1, 2013

Chhattisgarh’s Sunil Kumar Kurup: An aberration or a model?

If you had been a chief secretary or DGP under Party A, the moment Party B comes to power, you become an ‘untouchable’. #Chhattisgarh #HowThisWorks #India #Maoists #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi #Sunil Kumar Kurup

May 9, 2013

Coalgate: SC’s tongue-lashing will help CBI discover its spine

The Supreme Court's kick will help the CBI independence, but the most important change required is the abolition of the "Single directive" which forces the CBI to seek government sanction for even preliminary enquiries #CBI #Coalgate #India #InMyOpinion #Ranjit Sinha #Supreme Court
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