GUJARAT HIGH COURT

  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Gujarat HC rejects abortion plea of 28 weeks pregnant rape survivor April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the abortion plea of a 24-year-old rape survivor, who is 28 weeks pregnant. The court said that the foetus is a living being with a fundamental right to live and also that she must abide by the present law. The court has...
  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • Naroda Patia riots case: SC stays hearing of Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat HC for 2 months April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the hearing of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat High Court for two months in the Naroda Patiya case. The Special Investigation Team had moved the Supreme Court objecting to Gujarat High Court's decision to hear Maya Kodnani's appeal exclusively....
  • Asaram seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of nephew March 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Self-styled godman Asaram, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • Supreme Court seeks High Court's response on Gujarat Information Commission plea February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea of the state information panel, saying the High Court Rules cannot be allowed to override the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State Information Commission had moved...
  • SC restrains police from arresting Teesta Setalvad till February 19 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court has extended the stay on her arrest in Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case till 19 February. It said that the allegations against Setalvad are grave and the court has also warned her counsel against bringing politics into the...
  • Mumbai Police reaches Teesta Setalvad's residence to arrest her after HC rejects her bail plea February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: After Gujarat High Court rejected activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail application, the police reached her residence in Juhu to arrest her. However, the police could not arrest her as Teesta and her husband were not present at home. The Gujarat High Court had on Thursday rejected the bail plea of...
  • Gujarat HC rejects plea of activist Teesta Setalwad in Gulbarg society fund embezzlement February 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected her bail application in the alleged Gulbarg society embezzlement case. The court has also rejected the bail plea of her husband and three others involved in the case. In 2014, an FIR was registered against Setalvad...
  • Relief for Modi, Amit Shah as Gujarat HC says commission to probe snoopgate be dissolved October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a huge relief for Bharatiya Janata Party, the Gujarat High Court has ruled that the commission appointed to investigate the snoopgate scandal be dissolved. The HC said that as there was no point in having a probe as the woman's father has accepted that he gave the permission...
  • Justice VM Sahai to become acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court September 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Justice Vijay Manohar Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court after former Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya retired, a senior official of the Court said. "Justice VM Sahai will be the acting Chief Justice of the High Court at present. He is the seniormost judge in...
  • Gujarat High Court disposes PIL challenging Sonia photos in UPA ads September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has disposed of a PIL, filed just before the last Assembly polls seeking removal of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's photos from erstwhile partyled UPA Government's advertisements, on ground that the matter has become infructuous. A Division Bench comprising Justices Akil Kureshi and JB Pardiwala on Tuesday...
  • Asaram's son Narayan Sai moves Gujarat HC for bail in bribery case August 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The jailed son of selfstyled godman Asaram has moved the Gujarat High Court for bail in a case in which he is accused of hatching a conspiracy to bribe police and judicial officials to weaken a rape complaint lodged against him. Narayan Sai, in his application before the HC, has...
  • Godhra case: HC allows Centre to withdraw appeal on panel August 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has allowed the Centre to withdraw its appeal against an earlier order which had termed as illegal the Justice UC Banerjee Commission appointed by the then UPA government in 2004 to to probe the Godhra train burning incident. The High Court, in its order passed on...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case July 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • 2002 Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia Jafri's petition today July 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday will hear a petition in the 2002 riots case. A petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, challenged the order of a local court which upheld a special investigation team's (SIT) clean...
  • SC refuses bail plea of Asaram in rape case in Gujarat July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu's bail plea in a rape case lodged against him in Surat in Gujarat but agreed to hear his petition for bail in another rape case filed in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • Snoopgate: Gujarat HC rejects IAS officer's plea against Modi April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by an IAS officer seeking registration of FIR against Chief Minister Narendra Modi, his aide Amit Shah and others in the snoopgate scandal. The Gujarat rejected the petition of IAS officer Pradeep Sharma and asked him to file it in...
  • Gulbarg fund embezzlement case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 4 March 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed till April 4 the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir, in connection with the alleged fund embezzlement case involving the riot-ravaged Gulbarg Society. Justice Anant Dave sent a notice to...
  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' February 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A review petition was filed in Gujarat High Court on Monday against the 'Statue of Unity', a pet project of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seeking reversal of an earlier order whereby a PIL on the issue was dismissed. On January 13, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and...
  • Government orders sale of gas at uniform price to city CNG projects November 19, 2013

    After a rap from the Gujarat High Court, the government has decided to allot natural gas at a uniform price to retailers of the fuel in different cities. Presently, cheaper domestically produced gas is mostly allocated to firms in Delhi and Mumbai for sale to automobiles and households, while costlier, imported...
  • Naroda Patiya massacre convict Kodnani gets bail November 12, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in a 2002 Gujarat riots case, has been granted bail by the Gujarat High Court on medical grounds. Kodnani has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and the court granted her bail so that she could continue with her treatment. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu...
  • Ahmedabad sexual assault case: FIR against Asaram full of prejudices, lawyer tells HC October 24, 2013

    The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on petitions moved by selfstyled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai seeking quashing of FIRs of sexual assault lodged against them by two Suratbased sisters. Justice AJ Desai heard the arguments of counsel of Asaram, Sai and government Pleader and reserved...
  • Sexual assault case: Anticipatory bail granted to Asaram's wife and daughter October 18, 2013

    A local court in Gandhinagar granted anticipatory bail on Thursday to the wife and daughter of Asaram, against whom a case of sexual assault has been registered by two Suratbased sisters. Judge DT Soni granted bail to Asaram's wife Laxmi and daughter Bharti, in connection with a sexual assault case lodged...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram brought to Ahmedabad for questioning October 15, 2013

    Controversial godman Asaram, who had been lodged in Jodhpur jail since August in a sexual assault case, was on Monday brought to the city for interrogation in a similar case registered against him in Surat. 72yearold Asaram was brought in a flight here by city police amid tight security. Police sources...
  • Asaram, son move Gujarat HC seeking quashing of sexual assault cases October 11, 2013

    A petition has been filed by selfstyled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai in the Gujarat High Court seeking quashing of the complaints of sexual assault filed against them by two Suratbased sisters. "We have filed a petition seeking quashing of complaints filed against Asaram Bapu and son Narayan Sai,"...
  • Gujarat: HC grants bail to 3 convicts sentenced to life in 2002 Godhra train burning case September 25, 2013

    The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three people who were sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case which had triggered communal riots in the state. A twojudge bench of Justice Aqeel Qureshi and Justice R P Dholaria granted bail to Irfan Pada, Suleiman Pir...
  • Produce original registers that has records of 2002 riots: Gujarat High Court September 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to produce original registers, related to vital intelligence records of 2002 riots, which were destroyed by it. A division bench of High Court, headed by Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and J B Pardiwala on Friday asked the state government to produce...
  • Gujarat: Congress wants judicial probe in Vadodara buildings collapse August 31, 2013

    Gujarat Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the collapse of two buildings in the city early on Wednesday which claimed 11 lives. Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela demanded a judicial commission headed by a retired judge of the Gujarat High Court to inquire into the incident. Vaghela...