Gujarat riots: Modi was to be hanged, Setalvad hatched entire conspiracy with Congress

Ahmedabad: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed a chargesheet in the Gujarat riots case. This chargesheet has been filed against Teesta Setalvad, retired DGP RB Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, accused of fabricating false evidence in the Gujarat riots. It has been alleged that these three had hatched a complete conspiracy to destroy the political career of the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, defame him and allegedly get him the death penalty.

DIG Deepan Bhadran is heading this SIT and is also a part of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). Talking to the media, he told that the chargesheet was filed in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. In the 100-page chargesheet, all three are accused of fabricating fake evidence and trying to defame PM Modi. Apart from this, there have also been allegations of filing petitions and applications in the name of Zakia Jafri, wife of former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, who was killed in the riots with the intention of defaming the then CM Narendra Modi for political and personal gains.

False allegations made against Gujarat riot victims:-

The chargesheet further states that the victims were taken to various places outside Gujarat, where donations were raised in the name of their suffering. It also said that Setalvad and some Congress leaders had jointly visited the riot victims' camp and said that justice would not be served in Gujarat, so an appeal should be made to a court outside the state. It was also said that a witness was kidnapped by Sanjiv Bhatt for not filing an affidavit against the government and later he was made to file a fake affidavit.

Earlier in July, the SIT had filed a chargesheet alleging that Setalvad and Congress leaders Ahmed Patel (late), Bhatt and Sreekumar contacted each other and held several meetings after the riots broke out after the Godhra fire. Regarding this, Mumtaz Patel, daughter of Ahmed Patel, expressed displeasure over the allegations of the SIT and said, 'I would only like to say that it is unfair, but it is very easy to use the name of a dead person. He is not here to defend himself and as his family we cannot say much as we were not involved in his work.'

Explain that a case was registered against Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar and Sanjeev Bhatt under sections 120B, 468, 469, 471, 194, 211 and 218 of IPC. Setalvad, who was arrested in the last week of June, was released on interim bail following a Supreme Court order dated September 2. At the same time, Sreekumar is currently imprisoned, while Bhatt is in Palanpur jail, where he is serving a life sentence in the death case.

Wipro fired 300 employees, chairman explains reason

ISRO successfully test-fires 30 kN hybrid motor for Indian rockets

BJP delegation to call on Puducherry CM Rangasamy

- Sponsored Advert -

Most Popular

- Sponsored Advert -