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Karachi: Police officer arrested for releasing ‘robber’ after accepting bribe

KARACHI: Police in Karachi arrested a fellow police officer for releasing a robbery suspect after accepting Rs0.4million as bribe, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to details, former station house officer of Shahrah-e-Noor Jahan police station Rao Umair was arrested along with his aide, former head constable Riaz Ahmed, for releasing a bank robbery suspect named Waseem after accepting hefty bribe. Few days ago, the SHO and head constable had arrested the burglar for robbing at least more than Rs10million from…

Netanyahu rejects calls to resign after police seek indictment

TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls to step down Wednesday after police recommended his indictment for corruption, the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing premier's long tenure in power. Netanyahu again came out swinging on Wednesday morning, harshly criticising the police investigation against him while making clear he has no intention of resigning. His governing coalition, seen as the most right-wing in Israeli history, appears firm for now, but reactions from key members in the…

Canada makes bribery of foreign officials illegal

OTTAWA: Canada will no longer tolerate its companies’ bribing foreign officials in order to speed up or facilitate routine transactions such as permits, the government said Monday. Ottawa closed a loophole in a 1998 law that banned bribes but allowed so-called facilitation payments, also known as “grease payments,” it said in a statement. Effective from October 31, such payments will be illegal. The penalty for bribery is up to 14 years in prison. Read More: Samsung leader given five-year jail sentence for bribery…

Panama seizes ex-president’s helicopter over bribery claims

PANAMA CITY: Panama on Tuesday seized a helicopter belonging to a wealthy former president, Ricardo Martinelli, whose family is under suspicion of accepting bribes from a Brazilian construction group. Prosecutors said in a statement they had taken "provisional possession" of the Airbus aircraft, registration N16261, after it was confiscated by authorities in Mexico. Although the prosecutors' statement did not name Martinelli as the owner, the former leader and his lawyers confirmed ownership. Martinelli, who went to…

Five world athletics championships facing bribery probe: source

PARIS: French prosecutors investigating whether bribery was involved in the award of the 2021 world athletics championships to the US city of Eugene are also looking into several other host city decisions, a source close to the case said on Friday. The inquiry, one of a group of French probes into cash-for-votes allegations surrounding the award of sporting events around the world, is looking at decisions by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to give their blue riband event to Doha (2019), London…