SC questions delayed itemizing of Teesta Setalvad’s bail plea in Gujarat HC

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oi-Prakash KL

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New
Delhi,
Sep
01:

The
Supreme
Court docket
on
Thursday
puzzled
why
the
Gujarat
Excessive
Court docket
has
listed
the
bail
plea
of
activist
Teesta
Setalvad
for
listening to
on
September
19,
six
weeks
after
it
despatched
a
discover
to
the
state
authorities
in search of
a
response
to
her
software.

SC questions delayed listing of Teesta Setalvad’s bail plea in Gujarat HC

The
apex
court docket
requested
the
state
to
inform
it
by
2
pm
on
Friday
about
whether or not
such
a
precedent
existed
there.
A
bench
comprising
Chief
Justice
Uday
Umesh
Lalit
and
justices
S
Ravindra
Bhat
and
Sudhanshu
Dhulia
posted
the
plea
of
Setalvad
for
additional
listening to
on
Friday.

Setalvad
was
arrested
for
allegedly
fabricating
proof
to
body
“harmless
individuals”
in
the
2002
Gujarat
riots
circumstances.

“We
will
hear
this
case
tomorrow
at
2
pm.
Give
us
cases
the place
a
girl
accused
in
such
circumstances
has
received
such
dates
from
excessive
court docket.
Both
this
girl
has
been
made
an
exception….How
can
the
court docket
give
this
date?
Is
this
customary
apply
in
Gujarat?”
PTI
quoted
the
CJI
as
saying.

The
Gujarat
Excessive
Court docket
had
on
August
3
issued
a
discover
to
the
state
authorities
on
the
bail
plea
of
Setalvad
and
mounted
the
matter
for
listening to
on
September
19.

An
Ahmedabad
classes
court docket
had
on
July
30
rejected
the
bail
functions
of
Setalvad
and
former
Director
Normal
of
Police
R
B
Sreekumar
in
the
case,
saying
that
if
they
had been
launched,
it
will
ship
a
message
to
wrongdoers
that
a
individual
can
stage
allegations
with
impunity
and
get
away
with
it.

Setalvad
and
Sreekumar,
each
arrested
in
June,
are
accused
of
fabricating
proof
to
body
“harmless
individuals”
in
the
post-Godhra
riots
circumstances
of
2002.

They
are
lodged
in
the
Sabarmati
central
jail.
Sreekumar
has
additionally
moved
the
excessive
court docket
for
bail.

Former
IPS
officer
Sanjiv
Bhatt,
the
third
accused
in
the
case,
has
not
utilized
for
bail.
Bhatt
was
already
in
jail
for
one other
prison
matter
when
he
was
arrested
in
this
case.

They
had been
arrested
by
the
Ahmedabad
metropolis
crime
department
in
June
after
a
First
Info
Report
(FIR)
was
registered
towards
them
beneath
Indian
Penal
Code
sections
468
(forgery
for
dishonest)
and
194
(fabricating
false
proof
with
intent
to
procure
conviction
for
capital
offences).

Mumbai-based
Setalvad
and
Sreekumar
had been
arrested
inside
a
couple
of
days
after
the
Supreme
Court docket
on
June
24
dismissed
a
petition
filed
by
Zakia
Jafri,
whose
husband
and
former
Congress
MP
Ehsaan
Jafri
was
killed
throughout
the
riots
in
Ahmedabad,
difficult
the
SIT’s
clear
chit
to
64
individuals
in
the
riots,
together with
the
then
chief
minister
Narendra
Modi

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