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Ashish Bhatia is new Gujarat DGP

Ahmedabad police commissioner, Ashish Bhatia is the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat. Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja announced the 1985-batch IPS officer Bhatia as the new DGP on Friday.   Bhatia will hold the post till May 2022. Incumbent DGP Shivanand Jha retires on July 31. The 1983-batch officer was to originally retire...

Ahmedabad 2008 bomb blast: DG Ashish Bhatia unraveled the conspiracy in 19 days

Anil Pushpangadhan, Gandhinagar: On July 26, 2008 a series of bomb blasts ripped across Ahmedabad leaving the city bloodied and stunned. It took a team, led by then Ahmedabad Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Ashish Bhatia, just 19 days to unravel the conspiracy behind the blast. Thirty people were arrested in connection with the case. Ashish...

Police Grade Pay Protest, 3 detained by Gujarat cops

Probe ordered, 3 detained over online grade pay protest (Police Grade Pay Protest) by Gujarat cops The DGP has ordered an inquiry into the issue of Police grade pay protest that went viral on social media. And is seen as an attempt to misdirect the police officials. A case has been filed in this connection...

DGP Gujarat puts in place social media rules for police

 DGP Gujarat warns cops against political, communal posts or commentary on current events DGP Gujarat has put in place a ‘model code of conduct’ for police personnel in the state for social media. A notification for police personnel warns that members should not post or forward anything that violates existing rules. The ‘model code of...
For new Gujarat DGP, a panel of 13 IPS officers list sent to UPSC

For new Gujarat DGP, a panel of 13 IPS officers list sent to UPSC

Anil Pushpangadhan, Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government has sent a panel of 13 IPS officers from the state to the UPSC for selection of the next DGP of Gujarat. Present DGP Shivanand Jha who was given a three-month extension will retire in July. Jha was to originally retire in April this year but he was given...

Cong farmer leader Paal Ambaliya writes to DGP, wants FIR against cops

Gujarat Kisan Congress chairman Paal Ambaliya has written a letter to the DGP of the state seeking that action be taken against cops who had allegedly beaten him. Ambaliya and some other Congress workers had some days ago taken bags full of onion, potato and other vegetables near the Rajkot collector officer to demand that...

Man booked under PASA for inflammatory speech from mosque during unscheduled Azan call

A man in Bhuj has been booked under Prevention of Anti Social Activities (PASA) Act for making inflammatory speeches through a mike of a mosque during an unscheduled azan. DGP, Shivanand Jha, during his routine briefing said that a man in Bhuj in Kutch district, who had used the azaan mike in a mosque has...

7 more paramilitary units allotted to help Ahmedabad enforce containment, lockdown

State police chief Shivanand Jha on Wednesday said that seven more paramilitary units have been allotted to Ahmedabad by the Centre to help in strict enforcement of the lockdown. Ahmedabad now has a total of 38 companies of state police and various paramilitary forces. At a routine briefing, Jha said that the Centre has allotted...

Gujarat’s battle against COVID-19 might come to a grinding halt. Thanks to a Congress MLA

At a time when the issue of the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz and its subsequent repercussions on the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country is yet to die down, the callous attitude of a legislator in Gujarat has left the government in a shock. Notably, Congress MLA from Jamalpur...

3 more Tablighi Jamaat members who attended Delhi meet tracked down in Gujarat

The Gujarat Police has so far traced three more members of the Tablighi Jamaat who had returned to the state after attending the religious congregation at Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. All three persons identified are from Bhavnagar and one of them has tested positive for COVID-19. Following the identification of the three members of the religious...

People loitering on streets without reason to face legal action: DGP Shivanand Jha

Gujarat director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha on Wednesday warned people not to step out of their home and loiter on the streets for unnecessary reasons during the lockdown or be ready to face strict action. Jha had earlier too requested people to follow the directives issued by the government and the local authorities...

Home Ministry orders FIR against 960 foreign workers of Tablighi Jamaat for endangering lives

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told Delhi Police Commissioner and state DGPs to start filing FIRs against the 960 Tablighi Jamaat’s foreign workers who endangered lives in the ongoing Covid-19 public health emergency. The ministry’s communication was sent to states on Thursday evening after revoking visas of the 960 foreigners and blacklisting them...