Satish Jha


CAT stays investigation against whistleblower Gujarat IPS officer Rajnish Rai
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Rajnish Rai is known for arresting about a dozen police officers including ex-IPS officer D G Vanzara among others in 2007 during Sohrabuddin encounter probe.

Coach overcrowded, 100 escaped: Gujarat HC on commuting death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Fifty nine people, mostly kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, died when coach S6 of Sabarmati Express was set on fire at Godhra on the morning of February 27, 2002.

Amit Shah’s son sues website for defamation
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Jay complains that the article refers to profit/loss for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscals but that for 2015-16 is deliberately “not highlighted correspondingly”.

Godhra verdict: Death to life
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

2002 Godhra train burning case: The Gujarat High Court also observed that the state had failed to maintain law and order.

Gaurav Yatra in Porbandar: Amit Shah asks Rahul Gandhi to take off ‘Italian glasses’
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

In less then 15 minutes of his speech, people were seen starting to leave the venue. Many of them were, however, forced to sit back by the police, citing security concerns.

The Maya Kodnani Files: the cases against her, where they stand now
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday appeared as a defence witness in the Naroda Gam case, one of two in which former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani is accused. What is this case, and what is its current status? What is the other case, the one in which 97 Muslims were killed in Naroda Patiya?

Naroda Gam: Amit Shah says he saw Maya Kodnani in House, hospital on morning of riots
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Asked by Kodnani’s lawyer Amit Patel who all did he see at that time, Amit Shah replied he saw Kodnani, Natubhai Vaghela, Jaideep Patel (another accused) and others.

Ahmedabad blasts: Tauseef among those who planted explosives
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Tauseef reportedly answered curtly and did not reveal much. “He dithered on his involvement in the Ahmedabad blasts case. We may need to interrogate him further,” a senior police officer said.

BJP to launch Gaurav Yatra next month
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Modi had emabrked on Gaurav Yatra post-Godhra riots in 2002

PM Modi-Abe meet: Love and gratitude, write Japanese PM Shinzo abe, wife Akie at Sabarmati Ashram
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Describing the visit as a “prayer” before the beginning of the dialogue, Sarabhai said, “It was significant that the PM himself showed them around, interpreting peace, and non-violence — what the ashram stands for”.

Amit Shah summoned as defence witness in 2002 Gujarat riots case
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Shah has been directed to appear in the Ahmedabad court on September 18 to depose in the Naroda Gam case in which 11 Muslims were killed on February 28, 2002, a day after the Sabarmati Express was torched at the Godhra railway station.

2002 Naroda Gam riot case: Special court summons Amit Shah to depose as witness for Maya Kodnani
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The court passed the orders after former Gujarat minister and BJP leader Maya Kodnani had sought additional time to issue summons to Shah to appear in her defence in court.

Can’t contact my witness Amit Shah, Maya Kodnani tells Gujarat court
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

In March this year, Kodnani sought permission from the court to examine 14 persons in her defence, including Amit Shah, her husband Surendra, two BJP leaders and her business partner.

Two Gujarat cops booked for custodial death of a tribal
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

In April, Kodarbhai Gamar, a resident of Kotda village, Gujarat, was picked up by Khorej police along with three others for allegedly slaughtering a bullock and was booked under the newly implemented cow protection law that has provision of life imprisonment.

Naroda Gam case: Amit Shah busy, will take time to contact him, says Maya Kodnani
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

Earlier, too, Kodnani’s lawyer had sought time from the court, saying that “Shah was busy, and contacting him was difficult”.

Behind SC verdict on places of worship, Article on taxpayers’ money and religion
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

The state government scheme sets a limit of Rs 50,000 for each damaged structure, and certain conditions for eligibility.

Rajkot brothers bought firecrackers to make bomb: NIA
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to sources in the NIA, one of the prosecution’s witnesses is Vaseem’s wife, Shehjeen, who has admitted her husband’s alleged plan to carry out “lone wolf attack”.

Gujarat Cops Step Down: How they defended their re-induction
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

N K Amin and Tarun Barot on Thursday resigned after Supreme Court made adverse observations over their re-appointment after superannuation. The two — accused in the Ishrat encounter case — had defended their re-induction in the court. The Indian Express reports the contents of their affidavits

Supreme Court objections make N K Amin, Tarun Barot quit Gujarat posts
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As soon as a bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud took up the matter for hearing, the counsel for the two officers told the court that they would step down today itself. The court recorded the submission.

N K Amin, from encounter-accused officer to ‘outstanding performer’
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Amin was alleged to have been involved in disposing of the body of Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s wife Kausarbi in 2005. The CBI case is that although Amin was not part of the Gujarat ATS, which carried out the encounter, he was in constant touch with other accused including officers D G Vanzara and R K Pandian.

Rahul Gandhi’s car attacked in Gujarat’s Banasakantha, Congress calls for statewide protests
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The Congress in Gujarat and Delhi alleged that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's car was attacked by BJP workers, who also raised black flags during his visit. BJP leaders in Gujarat condemned the attack but described the visit as a “political stunt” ahead of assembly elections in the state.

Narcotics Control Bureau arrests 8 crew members of Hennry in Rs 3,500 crore heroin haul
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Ship had 13 crew members — five, including an Indian cook, left after concealing drugs at Iran’s Chabahar port

Heroin haul: Crew claim vessel owner locked them up, didn’t pay their salaries
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Sources said that the ship owner, Saiyed Ali Morani, had employed 13 crew members, including four Iranian nationals and one Indian cook. Sources said that the eight on board when it was seized have claimed that its captain, Suprit Tiwari, was asked to stay in the sea when the vessel reached Chabahar in Iran.

Crew diverted heroin ship to India to get back at employer: Probe
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Sources said Tiwari, from Chhapra in Bihar and settled in Kolkata, told interrogators that the heroin was loaded in Pakistani waters off Gwadar and was to be taken to the Egyptian coast.

Shah Rukh Khan gets Gujarat High Court relief in fatal mishap case during film promotion
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Actor Shah Rukh Khan's lawyer said that the film star was travelling in the train and "due to some news report a crowd had assembled at the station. He had come out of the train for only 20 seconds and threw t-shirts and soft balls towards the crowd."

Fresh trial in Jethva murder case to begin next week
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Last month, the High Court ordered fresh trial in the murder case after Jethva’s father had filed a petition seeking the same on the ground of witnesses turning hostile due to alleged threats by key accused and former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki.

Setback to Essar Steel as Gujarat HC disposes of its petition without any relief
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Essar Steel had moved the court against Reserve Bank of India for initiating insolvency procedure against it. The apex bank has issued a release on June 13 directing the banks to start insolvency procedure against a dozen stressed companies including Essar.

Conspiracy of IS-inspired attacks: NIA gets custody of Rajkot brothers
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

A remand application by NIA claims: “There is a larger conspiracy by online handlers to create and implement small modules throughout the country for attack, loot and cause damage to the property of non-Muslims.”

RTI activist’s murder: Gujarat HC orders retrial, warns hostile witnesses
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Jethva was murdered on July 20, 2010 outside the Gujarat High Court. Initially, the case was investigated by the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch which chargesheeted six persons.

Amit Jethva murder case: Blow to ex-BJP MP Dinu Solanki as Gujarat HC orders fresh trial
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Amit Jethva was shot outside the high court in 2010 allegedly at the behest of former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki. He had been exposing Solanki's alleged illegal mining. The court also directed to transfer the special CBI judge who had concluded the trial.

2002 Naroda Gam case: Seniors told me to hand bodies to VHP leader, says former Godhra officer
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

ML Nalvaya, who is currently sub-divisional magistrate in Dahod, said he went to the spot where the Sabarmati Express coach was set ablaze at Godhra railway station and, under the supervision of his senior officers, he examined the bodies and completed other formalities.

Gulberg Society massacre case: Gujarat HC grants bail to convicted VHP leader Atul Vaidya
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Vaidya was convicted along with 23 others by a special designated court in June last year for killing 69 people at Gulberg Society, a Muslim neighbourhood. Among the victims was former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri.

Gulberg Society massacre case: Year after court ruling, SIT still waits for govt nod to move HC
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Atul Vaidya, a former VHP leader, has moved the high court, seeking regular bail on the ground that there wasn’t much evidence against him, and that only one out of three witnesses had identified him.

Barot seeks Ishrat case papers, special CBI court reserves order
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Barot is one of the key accused in the case and out on bail.

How Paresh Rawal went from an actor to Narendra Modi fan
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

An atheist in the BJP, Paresh Rawal’s reverence for Narendra Modi has eased his path from films to politics. Rawal is preparing for his next film, a biopic on Narendra Modi, where he plays the lead. The shooting for the film is scheduled to begin on October.

Naroda Patiya riots: Gujarat HC bench to visit crime spot, media to be kept out
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The division bench has directed the prosecution lawyers to “maintain total confidentiality about the date and time on which we would be visiting the scene of offence”