Criminal branch seeks 14-day pretrial detention for activist Teesta Setalvad in 2002 riots case | Latest India News


The Ahmedabad Criminal Branch on Sunday requested the 14-day pre-trial detention of social activist Teesta Setalvad, saying she was not cooperating with police during the investigation.

Earlier today, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) handed her over to the Criminal Branch in a new case of counterfeiting, criminal association and criminal prosecution for insult to cause recorded injury against her.

Setalvad was arrested at her home in Juhu district of Mumbai on Saturday afternoon after an FIR was registered against her at the Ahmedabad Criminal Branch a few hours ago based on a complaint filed by an inspector of the DB Barad criminal branch.

Police said Setalvad and RB Sreekumar, a former DGP of Gujarat also arrested on Saturday, were not cooperating with the investigation.

The duo were arrested following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in the 2002 Gujarat riots case filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congressman Ehsaan Jafri.

Speaking to reporters, officers said if Setalvad complained of being assaulted by Gujarat Police, she should complain to the Metropolitan Magistrate. Setalvad and Sreekumar will be brought before the magistrate for arrest.


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