Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Teesta Setalvad taken to sessions court after SC grants interim bail

Activist Teesta Setalvad was taken to the sessions court from Gujarat’s Sabarmati jail on Saturday. She was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court on Friday in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case, reports India Today.
Officials said she will be processed in court and an estimated time for her release will be known accordingly.
Setalvad is accused of drafting false statements by witnesses and submitting them before the Nanavati commission set up to investigate the riots. Teesta Setalvad and former top cop RB Sreekumar were arrested for allegedly fabricating evidence, committing forgery, and criminal conspiracy.
The FIR filed by the Gujarat ATS also stated that false statements of witnesses had been drafted by Teesta Setalvad and filed before the Nanavati commission set up to investigate the riots.
According to the FIR, Setalvad and Sreekumar had conspired to abuse the process of law by fabricating false evidence and instituting false and malicious criminal proceedings against innocent people.

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