Satish Jha


Minister sees Kairana, man says society wants him out for being Dalit
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The members of the posh Shri Dahyabhai Park Society, located in Ahmedabad’s Shah-e-Alam area, however, claim that the owner, Manu Dabhi, is just a front and that his Muslim employer is using him to get a toe-hold in the society.

2002 Godhra carnage: Another Key accused held from Malegaon
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

A total of 94 people were charged by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team which probed the case.

Kandla Port Trust irregularities: Gujarat HC notice to govt ovr plea challenging no probe against port’s ex-vigilance chief
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The petition challenged a lower court order, which held that prior sanction from the government is required before lodging an FIR against an IPS officer under section 156 (3) of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC).

Post-Godhra riots: 7 held guilty of murder by HC, 3 of them were acquitted by trial court
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The case relates to the killing of three members from the minority community in Viramgam on February 28, 2002, when a mob had turned violent following the Godhra train carnage.

Gujarat HC panel pulls up Adani Group over damage to mangroves
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

This is the third such committee in the past six years that has established large-scale environmental damage in the region, known for its mangrove forests.

Meet the life convicts in the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Indian Express goes to Ahmedabad’s Chamanpura, next door to Gulberg Society, and meet the families of the 11 convicts who have been sentenced to life for the murders of 69 persons, including former MP Ahsan Jafri, in the society in 2002.

Court says of Gulberg massacre victim Jafri: His firing angered mob, made them kill
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Court blames riot victim Jafri: ‘his firing was catalyst, infuriated mob’

No larger conspiracy behind 2002 Godhra riots: SIT court
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress MP Ahsan Jafri who was killed in the Gulberg violence, had filed a complaint alleging such a conspiracy and accused the then chief minister Narendra Modi and others of orchestrating the riots.

Gulbarg Society massacre verdict: ‘Mob dragged out Ahsan Jafri, burnt him alive’
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Special judge P B Desai gave observations on all the Gulberg society massacre convicts given life imprisonment

Gulberg Society massacre: Court sentences 11 persons convicted of murder to life in prison
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Gulberg massacre "darkest phase of civil society" the court said.

Verdict reserved on PIL against Pandey: ‘Irregularities in appointment of DGP characteristic of present govt’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The petition has questioned the legality of promotion and appointment of Pandey, who is chargesheeted in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

Gulberg Society verdict: 24 convicted, 36 acquitted in second worst massacre of Gujarat 2002 riots
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Sitting BJP corporator Bipin Patel was among the acquitted while VHP leader Atul Vaidya figures among the 13 convicted for lesser offences.

Lost & found: Where Muzaffar became Vivek Patni, the Gulberg verdict means little
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

A pair of charpoys nearly blocked the way to the present home of Vivek Patni, formerly Muzaffar Shaikh. A woman engaged in household chores answered nonchalantly when asked about Vivek.

Gulberg case verdict: Amid convicts’ gloom, relief for BJP corporator
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

The acquittal of Patel and 35 others came for want of evidence.

Godhra riots: Special court to pronounce judgment in Gulberg Society massacre on June 2
Thu, May 26, 2016

There are 66 accused in the massacre which occurred on February 28, 2002 a day after Sabarmati Express train was burnt at Godhra railway station in which 59 people were killed.

Gujarat Housing Board plans low-cost homes on open plot, residents allege it’s mischief
Tue, May 24, 2016

The GHB, on the other hand, maintained that categorisation of the land as playground was a “mistake”, which has been corrected.

Confessions of Asaram disciple: Rs 25 lakh collected to fund murder of witnesses, planned to buy AK-47
Sun, May 22, 2016

In the 30-page statement recorded by the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB), Ahmedabad, Haldar “confessed” to have murdered three crucial witnesses and attempts to kill four others in the rape cases against Asaram and his son.

Godhra train carnage: Key accused held, was ‘hiding in Mumbai’
Thu, May 19, 2016

59 persons were killed in the incident at Godhra railway station on February 27

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Gujarat HC wants govt’s reply on PIL challenging Pandey’s appointment
Thu, May 05, 2016

Opposing Pandey's elevation as police chief, Ribeiro has written in the petition that "Such an additional charge is against the doctrine of public trust."

Ishrat Jahan case: CBI opposes Pandey plea to travel abroad
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

In a five-page reply filed before special judge S J Raje, Inspector Vishwas Kumar Meena stated, “Allowing the applicant to remain away for such a long period may delay the trial which would also hamper the case of the prosecution.”

2002 Gulberg society case: Second accused jumps parole
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

According to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, Ranip police station officials were alerted by the jail authorities after Lallu didn’t return on April 8.

IS recruiter’s first job for 2008 Ahmedabad blasts accused was translation of Baghdadi’s speech
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Currently in the custody of the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB), Ahmedabad, in connection with the 2008 blasts, Afridi has told interrogators that he was in touch with one Abdul Khan through Facebook.

Patidar leadership on a limb as Hardik Patel nears Day 200 in jail on sedition charges
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The absence of Hardik and five of his key associates has deflected the protest to more immediate issues such as withdrawal of the cases against them, and led to emergence of different power centres.

Ex-Gujarat DGP to move Gujarat HC against Pandey’s appointment as police chief
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Pandey is one of the key accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter, who is currently out on bail.

Gujarat: Policeman found murdered at Ahmedabad Crime Branch
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The police suspect a person who was brought to the DCB office at Gaekwad Haveli for questioning in connection with a loot and narcotics case, to be behind the murder.

Ahmedabad: Don’s extortion call trails led to drug haul: DCB
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Ravi Pujari’s calls to 3 businessmen in state led to drug lord Vicky Goswami.

Ishrat Jahan fake encounter accused: Where are they now?
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Pandey is not the only accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case to be rehabilitated. Over the past two years, since the investigation hit a dead end, all the accused in the case are out on bail.

Gujarat: After RIL, Essar, cement firm challenge land Act clause
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

All the three companies have challenged the implementation of Section-24 (2), claiming it was “unconstitutional.”

Ex-IPS officer Vanzara returns home to Gujarat after 9 yrs, says those responsible for his arrest ‘traitors’
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

“Delhi knew about the encounters which were based on the inputs provided by the Intelligence Bureau officials... still the anti-nationals of the country falsely created these cases," said Vanzara.

Haren Pandya murder: Gujarat HC reduces convict’s 4-year term, imposes Rs 21 lakh fine
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

The petitioner, Shaikh, was convicted for being an absconder while he was acquitted from the murder charges by a special POTA court.

Gujarat Dalit clerk’s suicide: End discrimination, say staff in court
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Ketan’s mother Jasu said he was a bright student who finished M.Com and got a government job in 2013.

Probe against ex-official after allegation of corruption by Gohil, GSPC tells HC
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

The affidavit has specifically pointed to the “past conduct” of Kumar.

Attack on witnesses: Acted at Asaram’s behest, says shooter to cops
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

Earlier this week, the DCB had sought 10-day remand of the shooter, Kartik Haldar, who was arrested in a joint operation by DCB and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad from Chhattisgarh.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI asks court to stay order allowing IPS officer a copy of first chargesheet
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

The CBI filed the plea before special judge S J Raje, stating that it wants to challenge his order.

My life under threat in Mumbai: D G Vanzara
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Says threat from Dawood, Chhota Shakeel, Lashkar; verdict on his bail modification plea on April 2

Witnesses killings carried out on ‘behalf of Asaram’, reveals shooter
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Karthik Haldar, who was picked up from Chhattisgarh, has allegedly named Asaram in his statement before the police, suggesting he was a conspirator in all the murders.