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Definition

Although the two words are English, the term "unscrupulous elements" seems to be peculiarly Indian -- used widely by the local media, urban residents, or by government and police officials to refer to unsavory characters, rowdy-sheeters, goondas, or KDs.

Usage

The lack of streetlights in Hulimavu means that unscrupulous elements are found to be prowling the streets at night.

"Unscrupulous elements are involved in Bangalore's land markets" said Gopal Hosur, the city's joint police commissioner.

Added 2011-10-19 by Rangamuffin