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Gujarat High Court asks government to decide if it wants to allow fishing in Pratapsagar lake
Fri, Dec 14, 2018

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
Thu, Dec 06, 2018

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
Mon, Dec 03, 2018

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
Mon, Nov 26, 2018

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
Sun, Nov 25, 2018

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
Sat, Nov 24, 2018

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.

IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt gave `20,000 to cop to buy opium, then planted it in hotel room to frame lawyer: Chargesheet
Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested on September 5 for allegedly framing Sumer Singh Rajpurohit, a lawyer from Rajasthan, in a false narcotics case by planting drugs at a Palanpur hotel room in Banaskantha in 1996 as part of a “well-planned conspiracy”.

The ‘imposter’
Sun, Nov 11, 2018

For 15 years after he allegedly killed his wife, Tarun Jinraj left few traces as he moved cities and gave police the slip. Until they caught up with him in Bengaluru late last month. He now had a new name, was married with children. As they led him away, all he wanted to know was: ‘How did you find me?’

Christian event in Ahmedabad faces protest from Hindu outfits
Wed, Nov 07, 2018

According to the organisers, over 500 people are expected to attend the event where Pastor Alwin Thomas is scheduled to address the gathering.

1996 Drug ‘planting’ case: Sanjiv Bhatt’s bail plea adjourned till November 12
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

The state CID-crime had arrested Bhatt from his house in Ahmedabad on September 5 in connection with an alleged drug planting case dating back to 1996.

The third man: Sharma’s son and his web of firms in Asthana’s complaint
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

CBI Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma’s son and daughter are on the board of directors of at least four companies where their partners range from a person mentioned in the list of undesirable contact men to the relative of a caterer recently raided by the CBI.

Nothing legally wrong in authorising Gujarat to acquire land for bullet train project: Railways
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

The Ministry of Railways told the HC that on Oct 8, President of India issued a notification “entrusting the functions of the Central Government as appropriate Government under the said land acquisition act may be performed by the Government of Gujarat”.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Have sought Gujarat govt’s nod to prosecute Vanzara, Amin, says CBI
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

The CBI’s stand has been that in the case of conspiracy and murder, there is no need for taking prior sanction from the government for prosecution.

Amit Jethva murder trial: Gujarat HC wants remarks of special judge on plea seeking security
Sat, Oct 20, 2018

RTI activist Amit Jethva was shot dead outside Gujarat High Court on July 20, 2010, for reportedly exposing illegal mining activities in Gir Forest by former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki.

1996 Drug ‘planting’ case: CID opposes Bhatt’s bail plea, calls him ‘mastermind’
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Bhatt was arrested on September 5 after the Gujarat High Court in June had directed the CID to probe the case in which Rajpurohit, a resident of Pali district in Rajasthan, was booked for keeping 1.15 kg opium at a Palanpur hotel room in 1996.

Railways in HC: President entrusted state govt power to acquire land on bullet train project
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

One of their contentions is that the state government is not the “appropriate government” as defined in The Right To Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, in short Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

Sharing food to garba events for migrants, Gujarat officials fan out to stem exodus
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Migrants in Gujarat have been targeted since a 19-year-old worker from Bihar was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.

Gujarat rape: Anger and hurt at child’s home, silence in factory
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

On September 28, the child was allegedly abducted from her grandfather’s tea stall opposite a ceramic tiles factory in Sabarkantha district and raped by a migrant worker, leading to mobs targeting “non-Gujaratis” and triggering a mass exodus to Bihar, UP and MP.

Rape backlash: At one factory, few migrants on rolls, sacked staff in mob
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

Officials said that soon after the news of the rape, messages circulated on social media appealing to members of a particular community to “unite and chase non-Gujaratis away”.

Rape sets off revenge attacks on UP, Bihar migrants in Gujarat, 180 held
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

Protests erupted in the districts of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Patan, Sabarkantha and Mehsana after the arrest of Ravindra Sahu, who hails from Bihar, for allegedly raping a  14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district last week.

Amit Jethva murder case: HC judge recuses from hearing plea for security to trial court judge
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Amit Jethva was shot dead outside the Gujarat High Court on July 20, 2010 for reportedly exposing illegal mining activities in Gir forest by former MP Solanki.

SC stops monitoring Gujarat riot cases, directs SIT to take them to logical end
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

The petition had led to the 2008 order directing the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe nine major post-Godhra riot cases under the Supreme Court’s close supervision and monitoring.

Supreme Court stops monitoring 2002 Gujarat riot cases
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The latest order, issued on July 23, was received by the special riot court hearing the last of the nine cases — the Naroda Gam case — two weeks ago. It said the apex court would no longer monitor the cases, and asked the SIT to take them to their logical end.

IPS officer who probed Sohrabuddin encounter case seeks early retirement
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Sources said that IPS officer Rajnish Rai wrote a letter, dated August 24, to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), stating that he “wants voluntary retirement for personal reasons”.

Gujarat HC grants bail to ex-IAS officer Pradeep Sharma in bribery case
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Pradeep Sharma was arrested by Gujarat Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on March 9, hours after he stepped out of Sabarmati Central Jail after getting bail in a separate case of alleged money laundering probed by Enforcement Directorate (ED).