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Satish Jha


Man accused of raping minor in Gujarat sentenced to 20 years
Fri, Mar 01, 2019

The rape case had sparked revenge attacks on migrants from north India, prompting a mass exodus from the state.

Gujarat: Shaktisinh Gohil, Bharatsinh Solanki had threatened us for voting against party whip, says ex-MLA
Tue, Feb 26, 2019

When questioned on who exactly issued the alleged threat, Former Congress MLA Tejashree Patel named Shaktisinh Gohil, adding that the party had issued a whip which was “threatening in nature”.

Verdict in Sabarkantha rape case likely on February 27
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Incident had triggered attacks on North Indian migrants

Russian woman lying about her extended stay in India: Gujarat HC told
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

Refuting her story that she came to India looking for the father of her infant son and that she would lose custody of her first born, to her country’s authorities, an immigration officer has told the High Court that the woman had entered the country illegally and her purported overstay “creates suspicion"

Gujarat HC grants activists Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand relief from arrest in embezzlement case
Fri, Feb 08, 2019

The court directed the couple to cooperate with the investigation and appear before probe agency as and when required. He said that in case of any default, the state can file for their bail cancellation.

Two held for ‘human trafficking’ after Gujarat HC rap
Tue, Feb 05, 2019

Prakash Marathi, a resident of Bapunagar, was arrested late Sunday night. Sources said that he worked closely with one Maya Sathwara, 30, who is said to be one of the kingpins of the human trafficking gang. Sathwara was arrested Saturday.

Money laundering case: SC rejects ED’s plea seeking cancellation of former IAS officer’s bail
Sat, Feb 02, 2019

Earlier this week, the Gujarat High Court refused to quash an FIR lodged against him for alleged scam in allotting land to traders for marketing yard in Bhuj, Kutch district when he was the district collector. 

Sabarkantha: Tribal girl found hanging, kin allege murder
Fri, Feb 01, 2019

Pinky did not return till evening and later called her father to inform that she won’t return as she was going to her friend’s house, which was about 10 kms from Khedbrahma.

Gujarat: CAT quashes chargesheet against IPS officer for not returning service revolver
Thu, Jan 31, 2019

IPS officer R S Yadav had created a controversy in 1999 when as SP of Gandhinagar, he had sought permission to prosecute the then MoS for Home Haren Pandya in connection with the kidnapping of a three-year-old girl.

Ahmed Patel submits list of 42 witnesses, including ADC to Karnataka Governor
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

The petition has been moved by BJP nominee Balwantsinh Rajput who had lost to Ahmed Patel. Rajput had quit the Congress in the run-up to the polls to join the BJP.

CAT rules: No action for 2 weeks against IPS officer denied VRS
Tue, Jan 22, 2019

This comes in view of a fresh chargesheet issued on January 14 to the officer, who is known for arresting three IPS officers while supervising the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case probe

Gujarat ‘fake encounter’ victim’s kin: Branded terrorist’s father, I lost job, denied pension
Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Besides Ismail, inquiry by retired Supreme Court judge H S Bedi found the deaths of Samir Pathan, in October 2002, and Kasim Jafer, in 2006, as resulting from fake encounters.

Probe report finds three Gujarat encounters fake, says prosecute guilty cops
Sun, Jan 13, 2019

The encounter of Samir Pathan, in October 2002, was the first after the post-Godhra riots. The police had said that Pathan had plotted to kill then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to avenge killing of Muslims in the riots.

Gujarat encounter case: Cop opposed giving report to petitioners, said ‘they are strangers to situation in state’
Thu, Jan 10, 2019

In his affidavit, the officer has said that the petitioners never attempted to solve “this mystery as to why their conscience is selectively moved for one state, and that too with regard to the alleged encounters between 2003 to 2006.”

Gujarat ex-MLA murder case: Prime accused BJP leader flew to US, two assailants involved, claim police
Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Deputy Superintendent of Police Jagdishsinh Raol, who is part of the Special investigation Team probing the murder, told The Indian Express that Patel took a 5 am flight from Ahmedabad airport on Tuesday.

Gujarat: BJP former MLA shot in train, kin blame party rival
Wed, Jan 09, 2019

The police said that Bhanushali himself was also carrying a firearm but added that investigation was underway to ascertain if it is a case of murder or suicide.

Gujarat: Five held for beating Dalit man to death on suspicion of stealing sheep
Tue, Jan 08, 2019

According to police, Bodat, a farm labourer, was passing through Kundol village on December 24 when he was caught by a group of people, which suspected that Bodat stole a sheep from a villager’s farm.

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Getting govt sanction to prosecute ex-cops not in our hands, says CBI
Sun, Jan 06, 2019

When the judge enquired how long would it take for the government to respond, Kodekar said that the agency wouldn’t know as it would be decided by “higher-level officers”.

Disillusionment, anger among candidates after police exam paper leak
Sat, Jan 05, 2019

The investigators have exposed the involvement of a Delhi-based gang in the leak of the question paper. As many as 15 people were arrested from Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.

Gujarat IPS officer G L Singhal, key accused in Ishrat Jahan case, gets promotion
Tue, Jan 01, 2019

Singhal is among the key accused in Ishrat Jahan encounter case who was arrested by the CBI in 2013. He was granted default bail after the central probe agency didn't file chargesheet in the stipulated time.

HC notice to Gujarat govt on pleas on livestock trade
Sat, Dec 29, 2018

The businessmen have said that the state government through various notifications and communications is trying to stop the exports

Relief for ex-IPS officer Rahul Sharma as CAT allows his plea
Tue, Dec 25, 2018

Sharma has alleged that he was sidelined following his damning deposition before the Nanavati Commission, which probed the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Rs 400-cr fisheries scam: Gujarat HC refuses to quash complaints against BJP minister, ex-minister
Fri, Dec 21, 2018

The case dates back to 2008 when Solanki, the then MoS for fisheries, granted fishing contracts to 58 reservoirs, without following the mandatory auctioning process. Sanghani was the then agriculture minister.

Gujarat: Top cop who probed Sohrabuddin case ‘quits’ job, moves CAT against Centre
Wed, Dec 19, 2018

He was transferred to Chittoor in 2017 from Shillong following his report on “a suspected fake encounter during a joint counter insurgency operation of security forces” in which two alleged insurgents were killed in Assam.

Have dealt with special law on acquiring land belonging to SC/ST: NHSRCL
Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Appearing for the affected farmers, who have approached the High Court against the land acquisition, advocate Anand Yagnik contended that the PESA Act has not been followed as the authorities never took prior consent of the affected people as required by the said law.