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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”

Ahmedabad serial blasts: 10 accused move High Court against transfer to Bhopal jail
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Key accused had opposed transfer, citing Bhopal encounters of 8 SIMI inmates.

Fake Notes Seizure: No chargesheet filed by NIA, accused seeks bail
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

This was one of the first major cases in which notes in the denomination of newly introduced Rs 2000 were found to be fake.

On WhatsApp, the bribery case CBI built against ED officer
Tue, May 16, 2017

CBI chargesheet lists 163 messages between then ED joint director J P Singh and alleged bookies, says he was extorting from them through conduits

2002 post-Godhra riots: Gujarat HC upholds trial court order on acquittal of five in Visnagar case
Fri, May 05, 2017

The court order states prosecution failed to prove the offence against the accused

Man ‘cooked-up’ story of IS threat, attack: Police
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

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 plea against clean chit to PM Modi: No scope for further probe, SIT tells Gujarat HC
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Zakia Jafri had alleged that PM Modi along with the others were responsible for the widespread riots, which were part of a “larger conspiracy”.

Gujarat scientist used Google translator to forge ISIS threat letter in Arabic, caught
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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.

Naroda Patiya case: former BJP minister Kodnani wants Amit Shah to be defence witness
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Kodnani was convicted in the Naroda Patiya case in 2012 along with 30 other accused, including Bajrang Dal leader Babubhai Patel alias Babu Bajrangi.

Naroda Gam massacre case: Maya Kodnani can examine Amit Shah, 13 others, says riots case court
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

In March, Kodnani had moved court, saying summons be issued to 14 persons, including Amit Shah, as her defence witnesses.

Gujarat gets its first woman police chief , DGP Geetha Johri replaces PP Pandey
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Johri, a 1982-batch IPS officer, is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation, Gandhinagar.

Gujarat cow law: Hundreds of cases, but only one conviction since 2011
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Gujarat: Cow slaughter now carries an enhanced punishment ranging from a minimum 10 years in prison to a maximum for life.

Sadiq Jamal encounter: Special CBI court rejects discharge plea of accused retired policeman
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

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.

Summon Amit Shah, 13 others for my alibi: Maya Kodnani to riots court
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

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.

Visit to study crime scene: Gujarat HC judges likely to visit Naroda Patiya riot site
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

"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.

Gujarat HC rejects bail plea of former IAS officer Pradeep Sharma in money laundering case
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

ED charge​sheeted Pradeep Sharma last year alleging that he used at least five persons to divert money.

Haren Pandya case: Gujarat HC relief to CBI in contempt case
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

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.

Godhra 2002 riots: Don’t wish to pursue Kalol case, say Orphans
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The three brothers have no idea about the case and they don’t wish to pursue it.

Godhra train burning: A father remembers son’s ‘sacrifice’, a daughter her father
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Over these years since the incident, Sardar Magan Vaghela, who worked at a textile mill in the area, has turned more religious.

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.