Satish Jha


Ishrat Jahan encounter: Seeking discharge, accused ex-SP calls CBI probe ‘false, funny, dirty’
Sun, May 13, 2018

The SIT had found out that Ishrat Jahan, her friend Pranesh Pillai (alias Javed Sheikh) and two alleged Pakistani nationals — Zeeshan Johar and Amjadali Rana — were killed in cold blood on June 14, 2004.

State assures NHRC it will send Rs 1 lakh to kin of Pakistani prisoner who died in Patan jail
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The case concerns the death of a Pakistani prisoner named Parvat Singh Koli, son of Amar Singh Koli, who was caught by the Border Security Force from pillar no 982 on the border of the Indian territory in 2012.

Seven-year-old raped: HC orders kin to undergo scientific tests
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The Gujarat High Court on Friday directed that the grandmother, her son and daughter-in-law should all be “subjected to three tests — lie detector, narco analysis and brain mapping” to arrive at the truth.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI reply denies Vanzara claim, says never questioned Modi
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The five-page reply, which opposed the discharge plea, states that the averments mentioned in paragraph 41 of Vanzara’s plea are “false, baseless and denied.”

Asaram verdict: Disquiet in his ashrams, talk of conspiracy
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Disbelief but no disorder in ashrams; Vanzara says wrong to call him rapist

Day after acquittal: Witnesses tutored, was confident would not be convicted, says Maya Kodnani
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Former BJP minister Maya Kodnani on Saturday said that she could not imagine that she would be convicted by the trial court in the Naroda Patiya massacre of 2002, as the witnesses were “tutored”.

Naroda Patiya case: Trial court presumed Maya Kodnani’s guilt, sought reasons to support its belief, says HC
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

The High Court has held that Kodnani’s conviction was based on “inferences, conjectures and surmises, and not on substantive evidence led by the witnesses”.

Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat High Court acquits former BJP minister Maya Kodnani,17 others
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The Naroda Patiya massacre, in which 97 Muslims were killed, was among the most brutal cases in the post-Godhra violence in 2002.

Thrown out of VHP for raising Ram Mandir issue: Pravin Togadia blames PM Modi
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Sixty-two-year-old Pravin Togadia, who has closely worked with Narendra Modi as well as the Sangh Parivar, had to quit the post of VHP international working president last Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost a key organisational poll held in Gurgaon.

New batch Of 81 completes Training in Gujarat: Cop’s intel gatherers swell to 200, 50 of them women
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

With this batch, the state police now has a strength of over 200 dedicated intelligence gatherers, including 50 women officers. Senior officials said that very few women are field officers, but they added that the new crop of officers will be sent to field as well for intelligence gathering.

Naroda Gam riot case: In middle of trial, a ‘smile, scoff’ grab attention
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Court rules that ex-IPS officer’s facial expression didn’t amount to contempt of court

Two SC/ST courts: 1,450 pending cases
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

Of 700-odd districts, merely 194 have the recommended exclusive courts for SC/ST Act cases. The Sunday Express travels to two such courts — one in Ahmedabad, set up after Una, and the other in Banda, a district with a high number of cases — to find a familiar story

Treading water: A day in the life of a constable at Narmada Main Canal in Gujarat
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

A part of the force assigned to bar farmers from illegally drawing Narmada water, Patel says he has never seen levels this low in 5 years of deployment.

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Retired SP N K Amin, accused of firing five rounds, seeks discharge
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

NK Amin is among key accused in the case who allegedly shot at 19-year-old Mumbai college girl Ishrat, her friend Javed Sheikh and two Pakistani nationals.

Ex-IAS officer denied bail, not allowed to watch son’s wedding over video call
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Pradeep Sharma was arrested by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on March 9, hours after he was released on bail granted by the High Court in connection with an alleged money laundering case probed by Enforcement Directorate (ED).

A Gujarat village divided further after death in attack
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Muslim residents alleged that there is a “surge of activities of Bajrang Dal and VHP, which has led to the current situation.” Hindu villagers, however, said these organisational activities have always existed.

Ishrat encounter case: DG Vanzara seeks discharge, says chargesheet ‘concocted’
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

In his discharge application, Vanzara has claimed that the CBI’s chargesheet is “politically motivated... with a view to topple the democratically-elected (Gujarat) government."

Rising… village land, temple, trees
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Around where the dam stands, the landscape is changing again as the water levels fall.

Ishrat Jahan ‘encounter’ case: Ex-Gujarat DGP P P Pandey discharged by CBI court
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pandey, currently out on bail, was the seniormost serving IPS officer when he was arrested in 2013 by the CBI in connection with the case. This is the first instance in the Ishrat Jahan case in which an accused has been discharged from the trial.

Naeem Ramodia, alleged ISIS member, seeks bail, says he’s a misguided youth
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Naeem and his brother Vaseem have been chargesheeted for conspiring ISIS-style attacks in the state against “kafirs” (non-believers).