Teesta Setalvad produced earlier than Justice of the Peace court docket in Ahmedabad


The Gujarat Police on Sunday produced activist Teesta Setalvad earlier than a metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s court docket in Ahmedabad, ANI reported.

Setalvad was detained from her home within the Juhu space of Mumbai on Saturday afternoon in reference to a case of alleged forgery, prison conspiracy and insulting prison proceedings to trigger harm. Former Gujarat Director General of Police RB Sreekumar was additionally arrested within the case from his house in Gandhinagar.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Chaitanya Mandlik stated that Setalvad was formally arrested earlier on Sunday, ANI reported. “The accused are not supporting us in the investigation,” Mandlik stated. “We are demanding 14 days of custody.”

The motion towards Setalvad and Sreekumar was taken primarily based on a criticism filed in Ahmedabad by Police Inspector Darshansinh B Barad. He had additionally named suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who’s serving life imprisonment in a 1990 custodial demise case, amongst others in his criticism.

In his criticism, Barad had cited a Supreme Court judgement on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri, the spouse of Ehsan Jafri.

In her plea, Zakia Jafri had challenged the report of a Special Investigation Team that had cleared Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a case in regards to the 2002 Gujarat riots. Setalvad and her NGO – Citizens for Justice and Peace – have been co-petitioners with Jafri within the petition, based on PTI.

On Friday, the court docket had dismissed allegations of “larger conspiracy” levelled by Zakia Jafri saying that her plea was filed “to keep the pot boiling for ulterior design”. In its judgement, the court docket had additionally learn an announcement made by the state authorities that Setalvad, a co-petitioner within the case, exploited the feelings of Zakia Jafri.

On Saturday, a primary data report was filed towards Setalvad, Sreekumar, Bhatt and others primarily based on Barad’s criticism.

“Sanjiv Bhatt, RB Sreekumar, Teesta Setalvad and others conspired to abuse the process of law by fabricating false evidence to make several persons to be convicted for an offence that is punishable with capital punishment thereby committing an offence punishable under section 194 of the IPC,” the FIR alleged.

The findings submitted by the Special Investigation Team within the Gujarat riots case indicated that Setalvad had cast some info and paperwork, the FIR alleged.

Meanwhile, Setalvad alleged that she was assaulted by two members of the Ahmedabad Anti-Terrorism Squad once they arrived at her house in Mumbai on Saturday.

“Both of them forcibly came into my bedroom, assaulted me when I was only asking for them to allow me to speak to my lawyer Vijay Hiremath before I proceed [with the detention],” she wrote in her criticism. “They did not show me any FIR or warrant on why they had [8 to 9 people] barge into my compound.”

Meanwhile, hours earlier than Setalvad was detained, Union Minister Amit Shah had instructed ANI that Zakia Jafri had pursued the case on “someone else’s” directions.

“NGO signed affidavits of several victims and they didn’t even know,” he added. “Everyone knows that Setalvad’s NGO [Citizens for Justice and Peace] was doing all this. When the [Congress-led] UPA [United Progressive Alliance] government came to power at that time, it helped the NGO a lot.”

Citizens for Justice and Peace offers authorized help to survivors of the Gujarat riots. Setalvad is the organisation’s secretary.





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