Satish Jha

Articles By Satish Jha

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Gujarat High Court asks government to decide if it wants to allow fishing in Pratapsagar lake

The division bench of the High Court of Justice K M Thaker and Justice V B Mayani on December 4 passed the order while directing the authorities to take a decision in 10 days.

Gujarat: HC asks CBI to get details of suspected trafficking case which police didn’t probe

The court had in February asked the CBI to find the teenager, who went missing on October 4, 2014, after the Gujarat CID-Crime and local police failed to trace her.

Two BJP leaders, cop among four held for Gujarat constable exam paper leak

The examination was called off hours before it was scheduled to start after it came to light that the question paper was leaked.

On the run for 11 years, Ajmer dargah blast accused held

According to the ATS, Suresh Nair had allegedly supplied bombs that were planted at the famous Sufi shrine in Rajasthan, which killed three persons and injured 17 others on October 11, 2007.

Rs 2,654-crore bank fraud: Two Guj HC judges recuse from hearing bail applications of Vadodara businessmen

In October, Justice R P Dholaria had recused from hearing the bail plea of the two brothers, who are directors of Diamond Power Transformers Ltd (DPIL), a private firm based in Vadodara.

14-month-old girl raped in Gujarat: No lawyer to defend accused

The district police filed the chargesheet last month and on November 3, the accused was given a copy. On the same day, he had filed an application to provide the legal aide to defend himself.