Satish Jha

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Gujarat scientist used Google translator to forge ISIS threat letter in Arabic, caught
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

DCB officials said the man's computer was scanned thoroughly and a soft copy of the letter written in English, which was translated as it is in Arabic, was recovered.

Naroda Patiya case: former BJP minister Kodnani wants Amit Shah to be defence witness
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Kodnani was convicted in the Naroda Patiya case in 2012 along with 30 other accused, including Bajrang Dal leader Babubhai Patel alias Babu Bajrangi.

Naroda Gam massacre case: Maya Kodnani can examine Amit Shah, 13 others, says riots case court
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

In March, Kodnani had moved court, saying summons be issued to 14 persons, including Amit Shah, as her defence witnesses.

Gujarat gets its first woman police chief , DGP Geetha Johri replaces PP Pandey
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Johri, a 1982-batch IPS officer, is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation, Gandhinagar.

Gujarat cow law: Hundreds of cases, but only one conviction since 2011
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Gujarat: Cow slaughter now carries an enhanced punishment ranging from a minimum 10 years in prison to a maximum for life.

Sadiq Jamal encounter: Special CBI court rejects discharge plea of accused retired policeman
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

CBI has also alleged that Vaghela was part of the conspiracy through which Sadiq was handed over to accused Gujarat police officials by Mumbai police officers.

Summon Amit Shah, 13 others for my alibi: Maya Kodnani to riots court
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

While the application was moved earlier this month, the court on Thursday asked Kodnani’s lawyer Amit Patel to show how this plea was relevant in the case at this stage.

Visit to study crime scene: Gujarat HC judges likely to visit Naroda Patiya riot site
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

"There is a provision in criminal cases where judges can visit the crime scene for better understanding of cases,” said senior counsel Prashant Desai, who represents SIT in the court.

Gujarat HC rejects bail plea of former IAS officer Pradeep Sharma in money laundering case
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

ED charge​sheeted Pradeep Sharma last year alleging that he used at least five persons to divert money.

Haren Pandya case: Gujarat HC relief to CBI in contempt case
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Sheikh was acquitted in the Haren Pandya case, but was convicted by the special POTA and sent to four years imprisonment for being an absconder.

Godhra 2002 riots: Don’t wish to pursue Kalol case, say Orphans
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The three brothers have no idea about the case and they don’t wish to pursue it.

Godhra train burning: A father remembers son’s ‘sacrifice’, a daughter her father
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Over these years since the incident, Sardar Magan Vaghela, who worked at a textile mill in the area, has turned more religious.

In a first, Gujarat ATS arrest two brothers for suspected Islamic State links
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Sources in the security agencies said the brothers wanted to target a famous temple in Surendranagar district

2002 Godhra riots: ‘There were 20 Muslim families in the village, one by one they all left’
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Behind a 2002 riot case compromise, a village empty of Muslims, with the accused now its sarpanch.

IPL betting: Former Ahmedabad ED official among 4 held
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The CBI alleged that Agarwal had attempted to extort money from alleged Delhi bookie Mukesh Sharma. It added that Sharma’s house was raided when the demand was not met.

Hawala and IPL betting racket: CBI arrests ex-Joint ED director JP Singh, his subordinate
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

CBI lodged an FIR based on complaint registered by ED officials.

Gujarat HC questions govt policy on Urdu in primary education
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The court was hearing a petition moved jointly by a group of 17 people who have applied for the post of vidya sahayak under the category of Urdu teachers.

Ahmedabad: NRI couple adopted boy, got him killed for insurance claim, say Police
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Raizada is from Maliya in Junagadh, where Sejani lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Harsukh Patel, after his father died and mother remarried.

Hyderabad man facing trial in serial blasts case moves Gujarat High Court to quash FIR
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Nasir has prayed for quashing of the FIR against him under Section 300 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) which says that a person can’t be tried twice for the same offence.

Naroda Gam massacre case: Maya Kodnani to appear as accused in court today
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Kodnani, out on bail since July 2014 by the order of the Gujarat High Court, had been exempted from regular appearance in this case.

Gujarat: Kin of terror accused were ostracised
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Hanif was arrested on charges of making bombs at the manufacturing unit. He was incarcerated for 13 years before the Supreme Court found him innocent and acquitted him on Thursday.

Ahmedabad: Attack on IPS daughter; police arrest domestic help of another officer
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Police said the officer’s daughter had lodged a complaint with the police saying that at around 1:30 am she was attacked by a stranger, who tried to strangulate her.

Court acquits 26 accused in 2002 post-Godhra riots, says ‘probe cannot be said to be proper’
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

These accused were facing charges of rioting, arson, damaging properties belonging to people from the Muslim community and vandalising a dargah in Paliyad village in Kalol taluka.

Centre set to give extension to P P Pandey
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Gujarat has also urged the Centre to approve the extension for P P Pandey before his term expires, ostensibly to help avoid any legal hurdles.

Gujarat: Man held for planting charas at his girlfriend’s house
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Officials said that Dinesh Prajapati, a resident of Jivraj Park, Vejalpur was arrested on January 25 for planting 580 gram charas at the house of the woman.

Special CBI court allows Ishrat Jahan’s mother Shamima Kauser to join trial as party
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Javed Sheikh’s father also likely to move petition to join encounter trial

Gujarat HC judge recuses from hearing activist Teesta Setalvad’s petition
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Setalvad is facing two FIRs for tweeting 'objectionable' illustrations of Hindu gods and goddesses.

Attack on councillor in Gujarat: Gangster Pujari had no role, only wanted credit, say nvestigators
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Municipal councillor Pragnesh Patel was attacked by two motorcycle-bourne assailants outside his house on January 13.

Once Upon a Time in Ahmedabad
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

With Rahul Dholakia’s Raees set to release later this month, a look at the life and times of Abdul Latif, the bootlegger who became Gujarat’s most dreaded don.

In a paragraph, Ahmedabad police sum up murder of man carrying two cow progenies in car
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Police file chargesheet against 7 accused, silent on their link with cow vigilantism

Money laundering: In affidavit, Pradeep Sharma informs Gujarat HC about graft case against officer who probed him
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The affidavit was moved by Sharma’s brother-in-law Mukesh K Sharma in the court, which is hearing the regular bail application of Sharma.

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Let me join trial as ‘victim, witness’ says her mother
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The public prosecutor has also backed Ishrat’s mother Shamima Kauser move to join the trial saying that "she can assist the prosecution.”

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Mother Shamima Kauser moves special court to oppose discharge plea of Gujarat DGP
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

This is the first instance in Ishrat Jahan case, in which an accused has sought discharge from the trial court.

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, activist Sagar Rabari arrested ahead of Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The arrest comes a day after they had announced to disrupt Vibrant Gujarat Summit being held in Gandhinagar.

Gujarat government acts tough, but road to prohibition in state replete with tougher challenges
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

State govt pulls out all stops to check menace of illicit trading of liquor in state — from fighting bootlegger-police nexus to forming the state prohibition dept.