Stamp paper scam: A 200 billion (US$3.1 billion) stamp paper scam was head by Abdul Karim Telgi who was jailed for 30 years for his crimes. Abdul Telgi died on October 27th of multiple organ failure. During his hay days appointed 350 people as agents who sold the fakes to bulk purchasers, including banks, insurance companies, and stock brokerage firms. An aspect of the scam that grabbed headlines was that it required the involvement of a number of police officers and government officials. Then police officer S M Mushrif, took strict action on the perpetrators in this case. In 2006 Abdul Telgi and many others were sentenced to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment. The Income Tax Department requested that Telgi's property be confiscated to pay the fine.
Saradha Group financial scandal: One of the biggest scandals to rock India, especially West Bengal the Saradha Group financial scandal was unearthed in 2013. The total amount involved was 40,000 crores, and the perpetrators were Kunal Ghosh, Sudipto Sen, Madan Mitra and many more. The scandal came about after the collapse of a Ponzi scheme being run by the Saradha Group, a consortium of over 200 private companies that was believed to be running collective investment schemes popularly known as chit funds. As a result of this scam, Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh (All India Trinamool Congress) has been in jail since Nov, 2013 for interrogation. The Odisha MP Ramchandra Hansda (Biju Janata Dal) MLA Pravat Tripathy (Biju Janata Dal) and former Odisha MLAs Subarna Naik (Biju Janata Dal)and Hitesh Kumar Bagarti (Bharatiya Janata Party) and All India Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra were also arrested in relation to this case
Ice cream parlour sex scandal: This is one of the longest running scandals in Kerala, South India. The scandal first grabbed headlines in 1997, when it was suspected that an ice cream parlour in Kozhikode, Kerala was being run as a brothel. It was further revealed that a number of politicians were the owner of this brothel, fueling accusations that investigations in this matter have been stalled due to the involvement of several ministers.
Kargil coffin scam: After the Kargil war in 1999, there were allegations that there was corruption in the purchase of coffins for the martyred soldiers by the BJP-led Government Of India. The government had lost 1,87,000 dollars in the entire scam. The CBI filed charges against several Army officers in 2009, but later found no evidence of corruption.
Fodder Scam: The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of about 9.4 billion (equivalent to âÂ¹34 billion or US$520 million in 2016) from the government treasury in Bihar. Those implicated were Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Chief Minister, Jagannath Mishra. This event ended the reign of Lalu Prasad Yadav as the Chief Minister
Common Wealth Games Scam: Suresh Kalamadi, Sheila Dikshit were held responsible in this scam that was unearth in 2010. It is estimated that of the 70,000 crores that were to be spent on the games, only half was spent while the rest was amassed. The Central Vigilance Commission had found discrepancies in the in tenders relating to the payment of funds to non-existent parties, willful delay in the execution of contracts, over inflated prices and faults in the purchase of equipment, which pointed to misappropriation of funds
Uttar Pradesh food grain scam: Unearthed in 2003, people involved in this foodgrain scam amassed an estimated 30 crores. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati were eventually held responsible. The accused would sell the food given by the government for the poor in the open market at full price
2G scam: One of the most well known scams in the recent past the 2G scam was unearthed in 2008, and involved 176,000crores. The accused would auction the communication bandwidth for lower than market value and the people accused were Nira Radia, A. Raja, M. K. Kanimozhi. Both have been charged and imprisoned and have been in Tihar jail for 15 months and 5 months respectively.