Satish Jha


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.

Sadiq Jamal encounter: Special CBI court rejects brother’s application seeking further probe
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

However, nearly four years have passed but CBI is yet to move court with documents suggesting further probe.

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.