Satish Jha

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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.

Easier for outsiders to get liquor than locals in Gujarat
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Even as the prohibition law gets tough with locals, the state government has been easing it for outsiders — visitors from other states, tourists and foreigners — to promote tourism and business.

Nirmala Convent School: Gujarat HC orders govt to set up committee to examine fee
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

‘Any school running within territorial limit of state covered under state law’

Gujarat High Court: Govt inaction frustrated Bhoodan aim
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

The High Court made the observation while rejecting a set of petitions — pertaining to the land allotted during the Bhoodan Movement — in which nearly two-dozen people joined as parties over the years.

Gujarat HC notice to CBI on petition to quash FIR in ‘Rs 770 crore scam’
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Justice J B Pardiwala issued notice to the CBI, while granting interim relief to the petitioner, Priti, that no coercive action should be taken against her.

Babu Bajrangi seeks regular bail; cites blindness, ‘deafness’ in one ear
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

The High Court, in this regard, has issued a notice to the Supreme Court appointed SIT, which is expected to file its response next month.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: In-charge DGP PP Pandey seeks discharge
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

In the application, Pandey has claimed that “there is on case made out against him and no specific role has been attributed to him by the witnesses”.

State laws don’t govern pvt CBSE schools: Govt
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The government’s response has come on a set of petitions filed in the Gujarat High Court by a group of more than 200 parents challenging the fee hike by a private school - Firdaus Amrut Centre - which is run by a trust.

Ahmedabad: Mohan Bhagwat meets Gujarat CM, doctors & industrialists
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

RSS office bearers said that during the meetings Bhagwat “only talked about the works of RSS” and it was part of a routine exercise.

Naroda Patiya case: Gujarat High Court allows free case papers to six victims
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

The High Court has also started hearing the appeal petitions on daily basis since Monday.

Naroda Patiya case: Convicts’ lawyer seeks to visit scene of offence
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

In August 2012, Kodnani, who is out on bail, Babu Bajrangi and 29 others were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ahmedabad I-T raid: Mahesh Shah keeps the taxman guessing
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

I-T gets details of hotel argument, smoking habits, frequent flights, not about sources of Rs 13,860 crore.

Gujarat: Plea in Supreme Court against elevation of Pandey as in-charge police chief
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Pandey is one of the seven chargesheeted police officers in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.