New Delhi. The Supreme Courtroom on Monday issued discover to the Gujarat authorities on the interim bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad, arrested on expenses of forgery and legal conspiracy within the 2002 Gujarat riots circumstances.
A bench of Justices UU Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia requested the Gujarat authorities to current its stand earlier than the following listening to on August 25. Setalvad had approached the Excessive Courtroom after his bail plea was rejected by the trial court docket, the place its subsequent listening to has been mounted for September 19. On this foundation, he has appealed to the Supreme Courtroom for grant of bail.
The petitioner questioned the order of the Excessive Courtroom which mounted September 19 because the date for consideration of his launch plea. Setalvad has mentioned in his petition that the Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) arrange by the court docket has not made him an accused within the case. He alleges that the Gujarat authorities is focusing on him for serving to the victims within the Gujarat riots case. He was arrested on 25 June.
As quickly because the listening to on the petition started, Justice Lalit provided to recuse himself from the case saying that he had appeared within the court docket on behalf of a few of the accused within the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. However senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for Setalvad, mentioned his shopper has no objection to a bench headed by Justice Lalit listening to the matter.
Setalvad, in his plea, argued that the Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) report has not made him an accused within the case nor discovered any proof of tampering with the statements of the witnesses in opposition to him.
The court docket in its judgment on June 24 had upheld the clear chit given to the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and others within the 2002 Gujarat riots, terming the petition filed by Zakia Jafri as an abuse of course of. Zakia’s husband Congress MP Ahsan Jafri was killed in that riot.
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