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”.
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?’
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).