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Chopper Scam Exclusive:Mapgate

Newslaundry does what no journalist has been able to - solves the chopper scam whodunnit.

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Chopper Scam Exclusive

Some days, Lady Luck plays a winning hand for a media organisation. For us today was that day.

Shortly before noon, at a packed Milan bistro, the Times Now Political Editor Ms Navika Kumar, relentless and breathless in her quest to discover the shady men and women behind the Chopper Scam, dropped a lead. Literally. And our reporter, who at Newslaundry expense was enjoying a panini and cappuccino at that very eatery, picked it up. It all happened in a flash.

Our man in Milan explains: “I had decided that the best option for me to get some leads on the story was to follow Navika closely – this way Newslaundry would save some effort as well as TA/DA expenses. Unknown to her, I was sitting right behind where she was shuffling all her recently procured incriminating documents and email printouts, keeping a watchful eye. Suddenly Ms Kumar got a call on her Blackberry – even though her mobile wasn’t on speakerphone the voice was loud enough for me to understand that it was Arnab on the line. Navika sprang from her chair, evidently in a hurry to rush to the nearest studio, and in that considerable movement of hers she dropped some papers. Before Bhupendra and Sunetra and even some CBI sleuths – who, like me, were snooping on her to get to a lead – could react, I pounced on the documents and ran out from the bistro”.

Well done, son!

We can now reveal to the world an exclusive that Ms Kumar would’ve been proud to reveal herself – but sadly can’t. It is a shocking piece of evidence in the form of an e-mail exchange that proves conclusively what we’ve suspected all along: that a man sitting deep inside Tihar is the kingpin behind the Chopper Scam. He has been afforded every comfort and convenience that other prisoners are deprived of. As his email exchange with an Italian middleman shows, this includes a Samsung Galaxy 3 and even regular presents of exotic fruits. There he sits and from there he operates with impunity, even sending high-resolution maps over cyberspace that can compromise national security.

See and judge for yourself. We are calling it Mapgate®, the final nail in the Chopper scam coffin.


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  • S.dey

    This is brilliant sensational satire!! Hats off mr. Anand….the emails are laugh out loud funny…but the map, OMG the mapppp….quattrochi rd…hahaha…Rajapath lol!!! Radia circle…only janpath stays as it is…all roads indeed lead to rome …brilliant, just brilliant….and sadly impossible for you to beat, sorry!

  • Tathagat Khandelwal

    Awesome :D Specially the MAP!!

  • Roark

    Extraordinarily Brilliant..This “map” has put you so high on the map…it shall be a herculean task to be wiped out now..!!!

  • Vinod

    Thank you, Anand. Super work.

  • Skeptic

    If roads in Delhi are named according to the person’s influence in corridors of power of our great republic,the map is absolutely spot on.

  • Ashok Jahnavi Prasad

    Anand has once again demonstrated his brilliance!! Felicitations-and keep it up!!

  • Saurabh Jha

    I am offended, how can there not be a street dedicated to 2G Raja??

  • http://desicontrarian.wordpress.com/ Contrarian

    South India is discriminated against, as usual. Kanimozhi Veedhi, Yedayurappa Rasthe, YSR Reddy Chowkam, Kurien RapeU maidanam missing.

  • Grovergram

    WOW…great journalism man..seems only unbiased views i can hear today are at this website… Amazing Work.. Thanks

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