The Vohra (Committee) Report
was submitted by the former Indian Union Home Secretary
, N.N. Vohra
, in October 1993. It studied the problem of the criminalisation of politics
and of the nexus among criminals, politicians
The report contained several observations made by official agencies on the criminal network which was virtually running a parallel government. It also discussed criminal gangs who enjoyed the patronage of politicians, of all parties
, and the protection of government functionaries. It revealed that political leaders had become the leaders of gangs. They were connected to the military. Over the years criminals had been elected to local bodies, State Assemblies
. The unpublished annexures to the Vohra Report were believed to contain highly explosive material.
In 1997 the Supreme Court
recommended the appointment of a high level committee to ensure in-depth investigation into the findings of the N N Vohra Committee and to secure prosecution of those involved.
Citations from the report (published parts)
"In the first meeting of the Committee (held on l5th July ‘93), I had explained to the Members that Government had established the Committee after seeing the reports of our Intelligence and Investigation agencies on the activities/linkages of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, consequent to the bomb blasts in Bombay in March 1993." (2.1, cf. 1993 Bombay bombings
, Dawood Ibrahim
"In the bigger cities, the main source... Read More