Gujarat govt clears post-retirement promotion to DG Vanzara; controversial ex-IPS officer was discharged in Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin Sheikh cases
Vanzara, a former IPS officer was accused in the alleged fake encounters of Ishrat Jahan and Sohrabuddin Sheikh and was later discharged in both the cases
Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: CBI opposes discharge pleas of 4 Gujarat cops, says govt sanctions allowing prosecution not needed
Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra near Mumbai, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed by Gujarat police in an alleged fake encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on 15 June, 2004
DG Vanzara and NK Amin discharged in Ishrat Jahan 'fake' encounter case after 15 years, but their journey isn't over yet
While Vanzara and Amin claimed that they stood vindicated by the order after a 15-year-long wait, the lawyers of Ishrat's mother Shamima Kauser said they will challenge the order before the high court
Ishrat Jahan 'fake' encounter case: CBI court drops charges against former Gujarat cops DG Vanzara, NK Amin
The court allowed discharge applications of Vanzara and Amin, which the two had filed after the Gujarat government refused to grant sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute them.
CBI had 'premeditated script' to implicate politicians in Sohrabuddin encounter case, agency's probe 'politically motivated', says court
Special CBI Judge SJ Sharma made the remarks in a 350-pages judgement on 21 December, while acquitting all the 22 accused in the Sohrabuddin case. The court acquitted the accused due to insufficient evidence and expressed sorrow over the loss of "three lives."
Sohrabuddin case: DG Vanzara welcomes acquittal of all police personnel, says entry into politics not priority
DG Vanzara indicated that he also wanted to write a book about the whole affair once he is cleared of all the charges in the remaining cases.
'No one killed anyone in 2002', say critics of verdict in Sohrabuddin case; DG Vanzara claims encounter foiled Modi assassination bid
One of the accused in the case of the allegedly fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, former IPS officer DG Vanzara on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi — then chief minister of Gujarat — would have "met the same fate" as political leaders like Indira Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto who had been "successfully assassinated" by terrorists.
The final arguments in the case, which were taken up on 3 December, ended on 5 December before CBI Special Judge SJ Sharma. The "fake encounters" of alleged gangsters Sohrabuddin and Prajapati and the disappearance of the former's wife Kausar Bi took place in 2005-06, kicking off a major political storm.
Tulsiram Prajapati encounter: Deposition implicating Amit Shah has zero legal value, Rahul Gandhi needn't get excited
While Amit Shah had the BJP machinery supporting him during this arduous process, he did lose his liberties for a long period of time – readers may remember he was exiled from Gujarat – before he was ultimately absolved of all charges against him.
CIO in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case claims Amit Shah part of key conspirators: All you need to know
The CIO of the Tulsiram Prajapati case, Sandeep Tamgade, said that there was a “politician-criminal” nexus, and named Shah and Rajasthan home minister Gulabchand Kataria as the alleged “politicians” who had “used criminals” to fire at the office of Popular Builders in 2004.
Sohrabuddin encounter case: Ex-IPS officer DG Vanzara gave contract to kill Haren Pandya, witness tells trial court
A witness in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case told a trial court in Mumbai on Saturday that Shaikh had killed former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya.
Sohrabuddin Shaikh 'fake encounter' case: Bombay High Court upholds discharge of DG Vanzara, four other police officers
The court held that the applications challenging their discharge were devoid of merit. Justice AM Badar also granted discharge to Gujarat police officer Vipul Aggarwal, a co-accused in the case related to the 2005-06 encounter of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, his wife Kausar Bi and their aide Tulsiram Prajapati.
Sohrabuddin Sheikh case: Bombay HC to decide on discharge of senior Gujarat, Rajasthan police officials tomorrow
Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and their aide Tulsiram Prajapati were allegedly killed in fake encounters by the police.
Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Court rejects discharge pleas of former police officers DG Vanzara, NK Amin
Special judge JK Pandya rejected the applications of Vanzara and Amin. The court last month concluded the hearing of arguments of the two accused retired police officers, the CBI and Ishrat Jahan's mother Shamima Kauser, who had challenged Vanzara's discharge plea.
Ishrat Jahan case: CBI court likely to pass order on discharge pleas of DG Vanzara, NK Amin on 7 August
A special CBI court, hearing the discharge applications of DG Vanzara and NK Amin in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, is likely to pass its order on 7 August.
Gujarat's former Deputy Inspector General of Police DG Vanzara on Tuesday told a special court that the CBI wanted to arrest then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and then Minister of State for Home Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake shootout case.
Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI opposes discharge pleas of DG Vanzara, NK Amin, says agency has enough evidence
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday opposed the discharge pleas of retired IPS officer DG Vanzara and former Superintendent of Police NK Amin in the infamous Ishrat Jahan fake shootout case
Ishrat Jahan fake encounter: DG Vanzara claims Narendra Modi was interrogated; calls material on record of case false
In a sensational claim, DG Vanzara, a former IPS officer and an accused in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was secretly interrogated by the investigating officer
Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case: New single-judge Bombay High Court bench to hear trial from next week
A batch of petitions challenging discharge ofsenior IPS officers in fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh has been assigned to a new single-judge bench
The killings of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, his wife Kausar Bi and associate Tulsiram Prajapati were the result of a conspiracy hatched by senior officers of Gujarat and Rajasthan police