Teesta, Sreekumar sent to 5 day police custody

Activist Teesta Setalvad and former DGP RB Sreekumar were remanded on Sunday by the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate for a five-day police custody till July 2, in the case of fabricating evidence to frame innocent persons in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots, reported India Today.

Teesta Setalvad and the other accused sensationalised and politicised the Gujarat riots case, the crime branch told the court. It said, “False pre-signed affidavits and statements were submitted to the Supreme Court. The accused wanted to frame innocent people on murder and rape charges and demanded capital punishment”.

The Gujarat Police had arrested them on Saturday following the exoneration of Narendra Modi in the Gujarat Massacre case. While Teesta was taken into custody by the Gujarat ATS from her Mumbai residence and brought to Ahmedabad, Sreekumar was arrested from his residence in Gandhinagar.

Teesta was one of the petitioners in the plea challenging the clean chit given to Modi in the Gujarat riots case, which the Supreme Court dismissed on June 24.

Referring to the case of fabrication the crime branch informed the court that, this was done at the behest of their political masters. It questioned, “Who are the political masters that need to be investigated? What benefits did they get from the political masters in terms of politics, money, or something else that needs to be investigated?”.

Source: India Today, Live Law

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