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Satish Jha


Godhra train carnage: Two more held guilty, three acquitted
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Earlier, a special SIT court convicted 31 people on March 1, 2011, out of whom 11 were awarded death sentences and 20 life imprisonment. The court also acquitted 63 people in the case.

Bribery case: High Court notice to govt on bail plea of jailed ex-IAS officer
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

The FIR by ACB is primarily based on a statement recorded by the ED officers in 2014 while probing money laundering charges against Sharma, who is currently lodged at Bhavnagar jail.

Bullet train: Gujarat HC hears farmers’ pleas; land required too less to carry out impact assessment, says govt
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

The state government’s response comes on a set of petitions filed by farmers, mostly from south Gujarat, challenging the land acquisition for the Bullet Train project on various ground.

Murder trial of RTI activist Amit Jethva: Judge seeks 24X7 security
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Sources in the CBI said that on behalf of judge KM Dave, then principal sessions court judge A R Patel had written a letter to the CBI Director in June this year asking for the security cover.

Gujarat HC sends back case of Coast Guard jawan dismissed from service
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The Director General, who happens to be confirming authority, reduced the sentence to one month and upheld the dismissal. The petitioner challenged these orders.

Gujarat: Woman moves HC for quashing land grab FIR filed by Bhanushali’s relative
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Justice R P Dholaria on Thursday directed the Naroda police not to take any “coercive” action against the accused and adjourned hearing to August 30. This is the second FIR filed against her at Naroda police station.

Ishrat Jahan encounter: CBI court rejects discharge pleas of ex-cops DG Vanzara, NK Amin
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Ishrat Jahan was killed along with her friend Javed Shaikh and two alleged Pakistani nationals, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.

Rape case against BJP MLA withdrawn: Complaint lodged after misunderstanding, don’t want to pursue case, says woman
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

The court has directed the government to verify her statement and report to it on August 7. 

Naroda Gam massacre case: Discard Amit Shah’s statement defending Maya Kodnani, SIT tells court
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

In her defence, Maya Kodnani has said that she was at this hospital with Amit Shah when riots broke out in Naroda Gam area on February 28, 2002. She had got summons issued to Shah for his deposition.

Dalits allegedly thrashed in Gujarat for sporting moustache, wearing shorts
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Darbars, who belong to the OBC in the state, also lodged a complaint, saying they were attacked by Dalits following a quarrel between children belonging to the two communities over a swing at a primary school.

Una Dalit flogging trial begins, first witness a doctor who treated victims
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Last Friday, the trial court framed charges after one of the accused, Vikramsinh Gohil, who had gone absconding after getting interim bail, surrendered. Three months ago, the trial was shifted to Veraval from Una.

Gujarat HC grants bail to dismissed Coast Guard sailor, registry accepts his bond
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The petitioner, Inderpal Yadav, was sentenced to one-year imprisonment and dismissed from the service by the Coast Guard court earlier this year on charges of procuring illicit liquor and circulating a WhatsApp message saying “Too much of officer Dadagiri”.

ED tracked liquor trail to state through WhatsApp messages
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The agency tracked liquor smuggling by probing messages sent out on WhatsApp from phones of the accused

Hear the ‘Sinhs’
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

At the centre of recent Dalit assertion in Gujarat, through adding the upper castle title to their names, is a youth with a family trying to break away from the past.

Panchayat with woman sarpanch can’t get toilet for women built
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

For nearly two years, since Sankheda elected its first woman sarpanch, the panchayat has not been able to function, with members questioning her independence

Ishrat Encounter Case: CBI wanted kali dadhi and safed dadhi, arrested lal dadhi, says Vanzara lawyer
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

In his discharge application, Vanzara claimed that the CBI had interrogated the then Chief Minister in the case. But the probe agency, in its reply, denied it categorically.

Ishrat Jahan encounter: Seeking discharge, accused ex-SP calls CBI probe ‘false, funny, dirty’
Sun, May 13, 2018

The SIT had found out that Ishrat Jahan, her friend Pranesh Pillai (alias Javed Sheikh) and two alleged Pakistani nationals — Zeeshan Johar and Amjadali Rana — were killed in cold blood on June 14, 2004.

State assures NHRC it will send Rs 1 lakh to kin of Pakistani prisoner who died in Patan jail
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The case concerns the death of a Pakistani prisoner named Parvat Singh Koli, son of Amar Singh Koli, who was caught by the Border Security Force from pillar no 982 on the border of the Indian territory in 2012.

Seven-year-old raped: HC orders kin to undergo scientific tests
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The Gujarat High Court on Friday directed that the grandmother, her son and daughter-in-law should all be “subjected to three tests — lie detector, narco analysis and brain mapping” to arrive at the truth.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI reply denies Vanzara claim, says never questioned Modi
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

The five-page reply, which opposed the discharge plea, states that the averments mentioned in paragraph 41 of Vanzara’s plea are “false, baseless and denied.”

Asaram verdict: Disquiet in his ashrams, talk of conspiracy
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Disbelief but no disorder in ashrams; Vanzara says wrong to call him rapist

Day after acquittal: Witnesses tutored, was confident would not be convicted, says Maya Kodnani
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Former BJP minister Maya Kodnani on Saturday said that she could not imagine that she would be convicted by the trial court in the Naroda Patiya massacre of 2002, as the witnesses were “tutored”.

Naroda Patiya case: Trial court presumed Maya Kodnani’s guilt, sought reasons to support its belief, says HC
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

The High Court has held that Kodnani’s conviction was based on “inferences, conjectures and surmises, and not on substantive evidence led by the witnesses”.

Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat High Court acquits former BJP minister Maya Kodnani,17 others
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The Naroda Patiya massacre, in which 97 Muslims were killed, was among the most brutal cases in the post-Godhra violence in 2002.

Thrown out of VHP for raising Ram Mandir issue: Pravin Togadia blames PM Modi
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Sixty-two-year-old Pravin Togadia, who has closely worked with Narendra Modi as well as the Sangh Parivar, had to quit the post of VHP international working president last Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost a key organisational poll held in Gurgaon.