Satish Jha

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Surat hooch deaths: 8 charged with murder, conspiracy
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The chargesheet has named eight accused, including three women, for conspiracy, murder and violation of various sections of the liquor prohibition law.

Naroda Gam massacre: Special court rejects Maya Kodnani’s plea seeking recall of witness
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Special judge PB Desai rejected the application on the ground that the trial is not at the stage to entertain such application.

Ahmedabad realtor Mahesh Shah who declared Rs 13,860 crore goes missing
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

A search has begun to trace Shah.

Gujarat IPS officer’s daughter assaulted at her home in Ahmedabad
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Police said the victim escaped the assault with a minor injury. Investigation in the case is underway.

Naroda Gam trial: Defence draws parallel with Best Bakery
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Special judge ordered investigating officer Himanshu Shukla, SP, Anti-Terrorism Squad, who had deposed in 2013 in the court that this case was still under investigation, to be present before the court on November 28.

Appeals by Naroda Patiya convicts: 7th Gujarat HC judge recuses in 2 years, says ‘it is painful’
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Senior lawyers representing the case said Justice Kureshi decided to pull out after senior lawyer B B Naik recently joined the case despite knowing that this would amount to “conflict of interest”.

SIMI activists’ jailbreak: Ahmedabad youth accused in 2008 blasts
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

DCB sources insisted Mujeeb was a key accused in that case along with Abdul Subhan alias Tauqir of Mumbai and Bada Sajid of Azamgarh.

100 km apart, families of two held on Gujarat border on espionage charge live in poverty, uncertainty
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

In a cluster of traditional Kutchi hay-roof huts — bhungas in local parlance, lived a Pakistani spy, as per the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad.

2002 Gulberg Society Massacre: HC admits 12 petitions by 16 convicts, SIT awaits govt nod
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Twenty-four accused were found guilty by the special court in June this year for killing 69 people at Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

D G Vanzara, first Muslim DGP to launch NGO to help terror victims
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Retired Major General G D Bakshi will be the guest of honour while retired Justice B J Shethna will be the special guest.

‘Lost hut to 2002 riots, now son to gau rakshaks’
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Mohammed Ayyub, 29, was beaten up, allegedly by a group of cow vigilantes, on September 12 night, on the eve of Bakr Eid.

Una flogging chargesheet: Accused went on night patrol, terrorised people, says CID
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Probe showed that NGO activists conspired to thrash members of Dalit community found skinning dead cow

Doctor, ward boy arrested for allegedly raping dengue patient in Apollo ICU in Gandhinagar
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Police said that the doctor is originally from Sindh province in Pakistan who is in Ahmedabad on a long term visa.

In Dalit flogging, Una police fudged facts, looked other way: Chargesheet
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The CID also arrested four policemen, including former police inspector of the Una police station, for negligence, wrong reporting and taking a case that wasn’t in their jurisdiction.

Over security, synagogue moves Gujarat High Court against ‘residential scheme’
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Jews say builder violated agreement on building’s height, police cancel NOC.

In Dalit flogging, Una police fudged facts, looked other way: Chargesheet
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The CID also arrested four policemen, including former police inspector of the Una police station, for negligence, wrong reporting and taking a case that wasn’t in their jurisdiction.

In village of Una attack accused, upper castes angry, Dalits afraid
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The families of the 11 accused youths, all in their twenties and belonging to various upper castes, had a very different version when The Indian Express met them in Samter on August 28.

Plight of girl inmates at Odhav children home: Panel report to Gujarat HC bares govt apathy
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The report reveals that there is no basic facilities provided to the inmates and the authorities have been violating provisions of Gujarat Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Rules.

Hawala, IPL betting cases: ‘ED officials took bribe for not arresting accused’
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The CBI said: “The modus operandi explained above confirms the information shared by the IB with the ED.”

Gujarat: Six days after abduction, Patan Medical College doctor rescued from Mehsana village
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The motive for Mehta's abduction was ransom​.​

SIT files chargesheet against Godhra train carnage ‘mastermind’
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

After his name surfaced in the case, he had fled Godhra and remained absconding for 14 years. He had settled in a Mumbai slum and worked as a small-time property dealer.

Gujarat government forms SIT to probe Thangadh Dalit killings
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja confirmed the announcement but refuted that the government was under any pressure.

Gulberg Society massacre: SIT seeks death penalty for 11 who got life term
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The SIT has not challenged the acquittal of retired deputy superintendent of police K G Erda, who was also acquitted for want of evidence.

100 odd Muslims participated in Dalit Asmita Mahasammelan, raised Dalit-Muslim unity slogans
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

There were about 100 odd Muslims wearing skull caps who participated in the event and raised “Dalit-Muslim”unity slogans.

Dalits attacked at Samter village after Una rally; 20 held, six detained
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Police had first resorted to lathicharge to disperse the rioters and then lobbed teargas shells.

Police fire in air hours after Gujarat Dalit rally in Una
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

At least four police personnel and four others were injured in clashes at the village, about 10 km from Mota Samadhiyala where seven Dalits were flogged by a mob for skinning a dead cow on July 11.

Eviction notice to Ishrat probe officer: Govt regularised Verma’s stay, later ‘backtracked’
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Verma has withdrawn plea challenging the eviction notice from the High Court and will now move CAT

Dalit Asmita Yatra: Crowds brave rain, new leaders take centrestage
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Among marchers, many from UP, Bihar, Haryana, Tamil Nadu

Una flogging: Days after show of unity, Dalit outfits go separate ways
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

While two of these organisations have announced protest marches at different times this month, a third group, Gujarat Lok Samiti, has deferred its plan to bring out a rally on August 11.

Gujarat High Court quashes government ordinance on 10% quota for EWS
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The court says ordinance on 10pc quota for economically weaker sections is illegal; govt seeks time to appeal in Supreme Court

2002 post-Godhra riots: 11 get life term for killing a man, daughter in Mehsana
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The bench said that the sentences should run concurrently and not consecutively and ordered the convicts to surrender in 10 weeks.

Gujarat HC dismisses PIL challenging elevation of DGP PP Pandey
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

The petition was moved by ex-DGP Julio Ribeiro questioning the legality of promotion and appointment of PP Pandey as in-charge DGP.

Godhra Riots: Gujarat HC sentences seven guilty of killing three Muslims to life imprisonment
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The bench also confirmed sentencing of two others, Bhopa Bharwad and Bachu Thakor, to life imprisonment. With this, nine of the 10 accused have been given life imprisonment in this case.

Minister sees Kairana, man says society wants him out for being Dalit
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

The members of the posh Shri Dahyabhai Park Society, located in Ahmedabad’s Shah-e-Alam area, however, claim that the owner, Manu Dabhi, is just a front and that his Muslim employer is using him to get a toe-hold in the society.

2002 Godhra carnage: Another Key accused held from Malegaon
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

A total of 94 people were charged by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team which probed the case.

Kandla Port Trust irregularities: Gujarat HC notice to govt ovr plea challenging no probe against port’s ex-vigilance chief
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The petition challenged a lower court order, which held that prior sanction from the government is required before lodging an FIR against an IPS officer under section 156 (3) of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC).