Gujarat Riots: Teesta Setalvad, Ex Cop Denied Bail In False Evidence Case

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Gujarat Riots: Teesta Setalvad, Ex Cop Denied Bail In False Evidence Case

Teesta Setalvad and R B Sreekumar were arrested by the city crime branch around a month back.(File)

Ahmedabad:

A sessions court in Ahmedabad on Saturday denied bail to activist Teesta Setalvad and former Director General of Police (DGP) R B Sreekumar, arrested for allegedly fabricating documents to frame innocent people in 2002 riots cases.

Additional principal judge D D Thakkar said that both the orders are rejected.

Teesta Setalvad and R B Sreekumar were arrested by the city crime branch around a month back on the basis of a First Information Report (FIR) against them under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 194 (giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction for capital offence).

In its affidavit, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the case has alleged that they were part of a larger conspiracy carried out at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel to destabilise the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Narendra Modi.

It has alleged that Teesta Setalvad was paid Rs 30 lakh at Ahmed Patel’s behest soon after the Godhra train burning incident of 2002.

R B Sreekumar was a “disgruntled government officer” who “abused the process for damning the elected representatives, bureaucracy and police administration of the whole state of Gujarat for ulterior purposes”, the SIT claimed.

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