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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ship had 13 crew members — five, including an Indian cook, left after concealing drugs at Iran’s Chabahar port
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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 is one of the key accused in the case and out on bail.
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.
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”
Key accused had opposed transfer, citing Bhopal encounters of 8 SIMI inmates.
This was one of the first major cases in which notes in the denomination of newly introduced Rs 2000 were found to be fake.
CBI chargesheet lists 163 messages between then ED joint director J P Singh and alleged bookies, says he was extorting from them through conduits
The court order states prosecution failed to prove the offence against the accused
Surendranagar-based Mukesh Shukla, who uses prefix such as ‘Doctor’ and ‘Scientist’ before his name, had also made up a story of a chemical attack on him April 21.
Zakia Jafri had alleged that PM Modi along with the others were responsible for the widespread riots, which were part of a “larger conspiracy”.
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.
Kodnani was convicted in the Naroda Patiya case in 2012 along with 30 other accused, including Bajrang Dal leader Babubhai Patel alias Babu Bajrangi.
In March, Kodnani had moved court, saying summons be issued to 14 persons, including Amit Shah, as her defence witnesses.
Johri, a 1982-batch IPS officer, is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation, Gandhinagar.
Gujarat: Cow slaughter now carries an enhanced punishment ranging from a minimum 10 years in prison to a maximum for life.
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.
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.
"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.
ED chargesheeted Pradeep Sharma last year alleging that he used at least five persons to divert money.
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.