Gujarat riots conspiracy case: SC issues notice to state govt on Teesta Setalvad’s bail plea


The Supreme Courtroom on Monday issued a discover to the Gujarat authorities on a bail plea filed by activist Teesta Setalvad, who has been accused of fabricating proof within the 2002 Gujarat riots case.

In her plea, Teesta Setalvad has sought interim bail within the case registered by Gujarat ATS (Anti-Terror Squad) alleging falsification of information and fabrication of proof within the Gujarat riots conspiracy case.

The plea additionally challenges a classes courtroom order refusing to grant bail to Teesta Setalvad, and Gujarat Excessive Courtroom’s August 3 order fixing an extended date within the matter.

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Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, showing for Teesta Setalvad, submitted the plea earlier than the bench led by Justices UU Lalit. Sibal claimed that the allegations within the FIR by Gujarat ATS are pure recitation of proceedings which occurred and culminated within the Supreme Courtroom’s judgment. Past that, nothing has been alleged towards her, he stated.

Throughout the listening to, Justice Lalit advised the counsel that as a lawyer, he had represented some accused within the Sohrabuddin Sheikh homicide matter. To this, Kapil Sibal stated he had no objection to Justice Lalit listening to the case.

“It is true that the trial courtroom rejected your petition. However the matter in your occasion is pending earlier than excessive courtroom,” the bench said.

To this, Kapil Sibal stated, “Please see what is occurring. Case germinated from SC’s order.”

Kapil Sibal submitted that the verbatim observations from the Supreme Courtroom’s order have been talked about within the FIR filed by the Gujarat ATS.

After a quick dialogue, the courtroom stated it might problem a discover to the Gujarat authorities on Teesta Setalvad’s plea. The matter can be taken up subsequent on August 25.

On July 30, a classes courtroom in Ahmedabad rejected the bail purposes of Setalvad and former director common of police RB Sreekumar within the case. The classes courtroom had argued that their launch would ship a message to wrongdoers that an individual can degree allegations with impunity and get away with it.

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