Mumbai: Activist Teesta Sedalwat, one of the petitioners in the Gujarat riots case, has been arrested following the Supreme Court verdict.
In Gujarat, 58 Karsevaks were killed in a Godhra train fire. This was followed by a riot on February 28, 2002 at the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad. The former Congress MP. 69 people were killed, including Isan Jafri. The case was seriously investigated by the Special Investigation Commission (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court.
The then Gujarat Chief Minister Modi and several other high-ranking officials were indicted in the case. The SIT, which investigated the case, concluded that there was no evidence against 64 people, including then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. A former MP in the Gujarat High Court has objected to this. Ishan Jafri’s wife Zakia Jafri’s subsequent case was dismissed.
Following this, the SIT did not properly investigate the Gujarat riots case. There is a huge conspiracy in this riot. Zakia Jafri appealed to the Supreme Court seeking a retrial. The case was heard the day before yesterday by a bench headed by Supreme Court Judge AM Conwilker. The trial judges dismissed the petition filed by Zakia against the outcome of the SIT inquiry.
A day after the dismissal, Ahmedabad Crime Branch police arrested social activist Teesta Setalvad and former Gujarat DGP RP Sreekumar, who had assisted Zakia Jafri in the case. According to the information in the court order, they have been arrested under various sections including criminal conspiracy and fraud. Former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt has also been named in the case. He is already in jail. Meanwhile, Teesta Setalvad was detained in Mumbai.
Earlier, speaking on the verdict against Modi yesterday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Opposition parties, pro-political journalists and some NGOs have come together to speak out against Modi. Their lies were quickly framed against Modi.
Everyone now knows about Teesta Sedalvot, known as a social activist. The previous United Progressive Alliance government had provoked him. Was his companion. He blamed the BJP and Modi. But today the Supreme Court ruling has exposed the true face of those bogus NGOs. “