Activist Teesta, ex-Guj DGP arrested for forgery and conspiracy

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Teesta Setalvad and others had 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…reports Asian Lite News

Ahmedabad Crime Branch after registering a case against former DIG Sanjiv Bhatt, former DGP R.B. Sreekumar and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, have arrested Sreekumar from Gandhinagar, Teesta from Mumbai and Sanjiv Bhatt, who is right now in Palanpur jail, will be brought under transfer warrant.

Ahmedabad Detection Crime Branch Police Inspector D.B. Barad has registered the case against all the three for the offence under the Indian Penal Code for forgery with intention to cheat, fraudulently or dishonestly use forged documents as genuine, give fabricating, false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence, falsely charge any person with having committed an offence, and Public servant framing incorrect records.

Allegation against Sanjiv Bhatt is that the documents submitted by him before the Nanavati commission were forged/fabricated/ manipulated subsequently with an ulterior motive, first before Nanavati Commission, and then later before the SIT, with an intention to implicate various persons under grave sections of law.

Allegations against R.B. Sreekumar are that most of the accusations in the complaint of Jakia Jafri were drawn from the nine affidavits filed by Sreekumar before the Nanavati Commission. Sreekumar did not make any allegations against the state government in his initial two affidavits. He only started alleging from the third affidavit. He has fabricated documents and round office stamps without the knowledge of issuing authority.

Teesta Setalvad and others had 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.

‘Gujarat police politicising SC judgment’

Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Saturday that the Gujarat police is politicising the Supreme Court judgment which upheld a Special Investigation Teams (SIT) clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Singhvi’s remarks came after the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) on Saturday arrested retired state DGP R.B. Sreekumar, whose role was questioned by the top court, and Mumbai-based activist Teesta Setalvad, who had backed Zakia Jafri, the petitioner.

In a series of tweets, Singhvi said, “Shd never politicise #sc judgements violated by all #Bhakts suggesting sc held tht bjp/#Modi/guj Govt is “tussi great ho”! SC simply upheld #SIT which found no conspiracy & tht violence ws spontaneous reaction. Reading pol jumlas &unconnected clean chits into sc V misleading.”

“Don’t forget many convicted of murder post #Godhra in guj riots. Individual culpability established. #SC only rules out conspiracy or statements by #PM in presence of certain police officers found to be absent. Tht must be respected as apex court order. No more no less,” he added.

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