Milind Ghatwai


‘I’m not with any political party’, says petitioner Shyam Narayan Chouksey
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Chouksey, 76, who retired as an engineer with the Central Warehousing Corporation in 2000 and took up social work now devotes time to litigating about the national anthem and flag, besides the odd environmental issue.

Bhopal jailbreak: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan defends calling killed SIMI men ‘terrorists’
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

A day after eight SIMI activists broke out of Bhopal Central Jail and were killed within hours, the CM in a speech had justified the encounter, calling them terrorists.

Madhya Pradesh government orders probe into Petlawad communal tension
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

A retired district judge has been asked to probe within three months the reasons behind the stoppage.

BJP gets Madhya Pradesh bypolls, but winning margin down
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

BJP fielded Manju Dadu, daughter of late MLA Rajendra Shyamlal Dadu whose death in an accident necessitated the bypoll.

Bhopal SIMI activists encounter: Probe chief still to get basic facilities
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

He said he was in Jabalpur on official work and was ready to take up the new assignment from November 24.

Indore Patna Express derails: Tragedy tears apart family on way to attend wedding
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

An area manager with Lupin’s Ascender Division, Amit, died on the spot while Pooja, a teacher at a private professional college, is critical after having suffered a severe head injury.

Madhya Pradesh: Six minor inmates raped in MP shelter home
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

The shelter home was being operated by NGO Shakuntala Parmarth Samiti, which is run by advocate Shaila Agarwal.

Days on, fear stalks violence-hit town in Madhya Pradesh
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

he situation went out of control despite the presence of security personnel.

Berasia, Bhopal: Rs 500s and 1000s rarely used, mandi still grinds to a halt
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

After the demonetisation announcement, work dried up for the 300-odd daily wagers here as cash, the only mode of payment used in marketing yards by traders and farmers, is no longer available.

Rs 2,000 notes used for bribe trap, 3 held
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Cathwas reportedly warned Shrivastava that she would be sacked for alleged lapses in allowing ineligible students appear for an examination.

MP bypoll: Congress candidate accuses BJP rival of insulting her
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Himadri Singh, has written to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan complaining about the song that Gyan Singh had sung.

Happy, set, go: MP Cabinet off the blocks for Happiness Index
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

In July 2016, the state had announced plans for the country’s first ever Happiness Index, to be prepared by March 2017, for its 7.25 crore people.

Bhopal encounter: Despite court order, barred from meeting SIMI men, says lawyer
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Jail Superintendent Dinesh Nargave said he was only following procedure and did not stop the advocate from meeting his clients.

20-yr-old Bajrang Dal activist murdered, tension in Vidisha
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Deepak Kushwah, 20, was alone when he was attacked with sharp weapons in Totpura locality.

Take 5: “Biryani never part of jail food, no chicken too since Emergency”
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

After the killing of 8 SIMI activists, the MP CM sparked off a debate when he said “We will have to evolve a system for quick trials. Some people even get chicken biryani in jail.” Is chicken biryani actually served in jails? DIG (Prisons) R S Vijayvargiya, who retired a few months ago, clears the air.

Bhopal encounter: Court rejects MP govt plea, allows lawyer to meet SIMI men in jail
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

The CJM had pulled up the prosecution for not informing the court about the jailbreak by the SIMI undertrials and the subsequent police encounter on October 31.

RSS man assault case: Madhya Pradesh HC quashes plea for transfer of case to CBI
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Baihar Zilla Pracharak Suresh Yadav, who was accused of circulating a communal WhatsApp post, was allegedly beaten up by the police in custody and outside the Baihar police station on September 25.

SIMI encounter: Why was court not informed, asks CJM, Bhopal, Bhubhaskar Yadav
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

CJM, Bhopal, Bhubhaskar Yadav Wednesday heard a plea by advocate Parvez Alam seeking permission to visit 21 SIMI activists in the Bhopal Central Jail.

Bhopal jailbreak: Week after announcement, DIG M R Patel finally suspended
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

CM had announced suspension of Patel, along with a superintendent, deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent of police and the transfer of ADG (Jail) Sushovan Banerjee.

Bhopal SIMI encounter: Judicial panel to probe if shooting was justified
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The inquiry followed discrepancies in the accounts of senior police officers regarding whether the SIMI activists were armed.

Madhya Pradesh violence: Police report names RSS leader, ‘so cases couldn’t be filed’
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The report adds that quick police action prevented riots, and that “95 per cent of public” have backed it.

MP police body chief justifies Bhopal encounter
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The officer first expressed his opinion in a WhatsApp post that later went viral.

Bhopal jailbreak: From escape to encounter of SIMI activists
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Police say the men used sharpened plates as weapons to slit his throat and then gagged Chandan Ahirwar, the second guard who rushed there on hearing some noise.

After Bhopal jailbreak, MP govt to electrify compound walls of jails
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The part of the jail where terror suspects and hardened criminals are kept will be converted into a high-security zone, he said.

Encounter with SIMI operatives: MP govt orders judicial probe, puts cash for police on hold
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The CM had also announced that a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh (Rs 5 lakh for each of the eight SIMI activists) would be distributed among villagers who informed the police.

Bhopal audio clip: Surround them and finish the job, cops heard saying
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The audio tapes, which come in the wake of video clips that did the rounds within hours of the operation on October 31, raise questions about the official version of the sequence of events.

Bhopal encounter: Villager who saw SIMI men did not see any weapon
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Naresh Pal became the first witness in Khejradev panchayat to have spotted the eight SIMI activists who were gunned down hours after they escaped from the Bhopal Central Jail on Monday.

Bhopal encounter: Most bullet wounds on SIMI men found above waist, reveals post-mortem report
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The report is yet to be made public, but police sources said there were multiple wounds on each body.

Bhopal encounter: Most bullet wounds on SIMI men found above waist, according to post-mortem report
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The report is yet to be made public, but police sources said there were multiple wounds on each body. The report said that bullets were recovered from four bodies and were found to have passed through the other four.

Congress’ hands with terrorists, says Shivraj Chouhan
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

“Congress ka haath aatankiyon ke saath (Congress party’s hand with the terrorists),’’ Chouhan said, referring to the opposition party’s slogan ‘Congress ka haath aam aadmi (common people) ke saath’.

Asking questions not good culture, says MoS (Home); CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan talks of chicken biryani
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Chouhan’s remarks found an echo in New Delhi where Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju questioned the “habit” of raising doubts over such action by police and security forces.

Two years ago, ex-prison chief told Madhya Pradesh govt: Jail vulnerable, many gaps, how long will God help
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Former Madhya Pradesh IG (Prisons), G K Agarwal, had sent the letter a few months after the jailbreak in Khandwa in late 2013 when six SIMI activists had escaped.

Bhopal encounter: Jailbreak not possible without insider help, says MP Home Minister
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

SIMI activists got VIP treatment in cells, criminal cases likely, says MP minister

SIMI activists’ jailbreak: Constable killed was set to hold daughter’s wedding
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Yadav, 57, was due to retire in early 2019 and had undergone a bypass surgery a few years ago.

SIMI activists’ jailbreak: Video shows cop shooting at inmate on ground; in another, a talk of talks
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Video shows the policemen negotiating with the inmates, five of whom are standing on a huge rock. It’s unclear from the video, shot at a distance, if the men are carrying arms but their hands appear raised.

Madhya Pradesh police kill 8 SIMI undertrials hours after jailbreak; lawyer wants CBI probe
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Contradictions have since emerged over the official version of the encounter with a minute-long video doing the rounds showing police firing at what appeared to be bodies on the ground, amid shouts of “kill them”.