In a scathing judgment, the Supreme Court ripped apart sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's claims about a “collusion” between high State functionaries in the then Narendra Modi government and the Gujarat prosecution to save the 2002 Godhra riots accused, including present BJP president Amit Shah.
Before Narendra Modi's visit to the Facebook headquarters, activists from a group which identified themselves as Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), set up a website called www.zuckwashyourhands.com .
Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by the then CM Narendra Modi over the 2002 post-Godhra riots and was recently sacked on the ground of unauthorised absence from service, on Thursday shared an emotional message from his son Shantanu Bhatt, encouraging him to continue the fight against the 'subverted system'.
Sessions Judge P B Desai, who is conducting trial in the 2002 Gulberg Society riots case, on Monday visited the society in Meghaninagar area here, where 69 persons of the minority community, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were killed by a mob.
Gujarat police has opposed in the Supreme Court the anticipatory bail plea of Teesta Setalvad, saying the social activist and her husband “misappropriated” funds meant for charity for personal expenses ranging from wine, earbuds to expensive mobile phone besides tampering with evidence.
Former RAW chief A S Dulat's remarks on the 2002 Gujarat riots triggered a fresh war of words between Congress and BJP, with the former demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the latter terming the issue as "totally irrelevant".
The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday said the former IPS officer Rahul Sharma, accused of misplacing a CD containing important data related to the 2002 post-Godhra riots, had not committed any "cognisable offence".
A special trial court is likely to pronounce verdict this week in the case related to killing of three British nationals at Prantij town in Himmatnagar district during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.
Gujarat crime branch officials had planned to arrest social activists Teesta Setalwad and her husband c after the High Court rejected their pre-arrest bail plea, but could not find her until she obtained relief from the Supreme Court, police sources said here today.