Satish Jha


Rajkot brothers bought firecrackers to make bomb: NIA
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to sources in the NIA, one of the prosecution’s witnesses is Vaseem’s wife, Shehjeen, who has admitted her husband’s alleged plan to carry out “lone wolf attack”.

Gujarat Cops Step Down: How they defended their re-induction
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

N K Amin and Tarun Barot on Thursday resigned after Supreme Court made adverse observations over their re-appointment after superannuation. The two — accused in the Ishrat encounter case — had defended their re-induction in the court. The Indian Express reports the contents of their affidavits

Supreme Court objections make N K Amin, Tarun Barot quit Gujarat posts
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

As soon as a bench of Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud took up the matter for hearing, the counsel for the two officers told the court that they would step down today itself. The court recorded the submission.

N K Amin, from encounter-accused officer to ‘outstanding performer’
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Amin was alleged to have been involved in disposing of the body of Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s wife Kausarbi in 2005. The CBI case is that although Amin was not part of the Gujarat ATS, which carried out the encounter, he was in constant touch with other accused including officers D G Vanzara and R K Pandian.

Rahul Gandhi’s car attacked in Gujarat’s Banasakantha, Congress calls for statewide protests
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The Congress in Gujarat and Delhi alleged that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's car was attacked by BJP workers, who also raised black flags during his visit. BJP leaders in Gujarat condemned the attack but described the visit as a “political stunt” ahead of assembly elections in the state.

Narcotics Control Bureau arrests 8 crew members of Hennry in Rs 3,500 crore heroin haul
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Ship had 13 crew members — five, including an Indian cook, left after concealing drugs at Iran’s Chabahar port

Heroin haul: Crew claim vessel owner locked them up, didn’t pay their salaries
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Sources said that the ship owner, Saiyed Ali Morani, had employed 13 crew members, including four Iranian nationals and one Indian cook. Sources said that the eight on board when it was seized have claimed that its captain, Suprit Tiwari, was asked to stay in the sea when the vessel reached Chabahar in Iran.

Crew diverted heroin ship to India to get back at employer: Probe
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Sources said Tiwari, from Chhapra in Bihar and settled in Kolkata, told interrogators that the heroin was loaded in Pakistani waters off Gwadar and was to be taken to the Egyptian coast.

Shah Rukh Khan gets Gujarat High Court relief in fatal mishap case during film promotion
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Actor Shah Rukh Khan's lawyer said that the film star was travelling in the train and "due to some news report a crowd had assembled at the station. He had come out of the train for only 20 seconds and threw t-shirts and soft balls towards the crowd."

Fresh trial in Jethva murder case to begin next week
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Last month, the High Court ordered fresh trial in the murder case after Jethva’s father had filed a petition seeking the same on the ground of witnesses turning hostile due to alleged threats by key accused and former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki.

Setback to Essar Steel as Gujarat HC disposes of its petition without any relief
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Essar Steel had moved the court against Reserve Bank of India for initiating insolvency procedure against it. The apex bank has issued a release on June 13 directing the banks to start insolvency procedure against a dozen stressed companies including Essar.

Conspiracy of IS-inspired attacks: NIA gets custody of Rajkot brothers
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

A remand application by NIA claims: “There is a larger conspiracy by online handlers to create and implement small modules throughout the country for attack, loot and cause damage to the property of non-Muslims.”

RTI activist’s murder: Gujarat HC orders retrial, warns hostile witnesses
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Jethva was murdered on July 20, 2010 outside the Gujarat High Court. Initially, the case was investigated by the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch which chargesheeted six persons.

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.