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SIT recordsdata cost sheet towards Teesta Setalvad, two others in Gujarat riots case

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SIT files charge sheet against Teesta Setalvad, two others in Gujarat riots case

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: A particular investigation workforce (SIT) on Wednesday submitted a cost sheet towards activist Teesta Setalvad, retired Director General of Police R B Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in a case of alleged fabrication of proof in reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots instances.

Investigating Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police B V Solanki informed PTI that the cost sheet was filed within the court docket of the chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace right here.

Former IPS officer-turned-lawyer Rahul Sharma has additionally been made a witness within the case, he added.

The crime department FIR reportedly states that the trio abused the method of regulation by conspiring to manufacture proof in an try to border harmless folks for an offence punishable with capital punishment in reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The accused have been charged underneath sections 468 (forgery for goal of dishonest), 194 (giving or fabricating false proof with intent to acquire conviction for capital offence) and 218 (public servant framing incorrect document or writing with intent to avoid wasting individual from punishment or property from forfeiture) of the IPC, amongst different provisions.

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Setalvad, arrested within the final week of June, was launched on interim bail following a September 2 order of the Supreme Court.

Sreekumar stays lodged within the jail within the case.

The third accused, Bhatt is in a jail in Palanpur the place he’s serving life sentence in a custodial dying case.

AHMEDABAD: A particular investigation workforce (SIT) on Wednesday submitted a cost sheet towards activist Teesta Setalvad, retired Director General of Police R B Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in a case of alleged fabrication of proof in reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots instances.

Investigating Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police B V Solanki informed PTI that the cost sheet was filed within the court docket of the chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace right here.

Former IPS officer-turned-lawyer Rahul Sharma has additionally been made a witness within the case, he added.

The crime department FIR reportedly states that the trio abused the method of regulation by conspiring to manufacture proof in an try to border harmless folks for an offence punishable with capital punishment in reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The accused have been charged underneath sections 468 (forgery for goal of dishonest), 194 (giving or fabricating false proof with intent to acquire conviction for capital offence) and 218 (public servant framing incorrect document or writing with intent to avoid wasting individual from punishment or property from forfeiture) of the IPC, amongst different provisions.

ALSO READ | 2002 Gujarat riots: Activist Teesta Setalvad walks out of jail after over two months

Setalvad, arrested within the final week of June, was launched on interim bail following a September 2 order of the Supreme Court.

Sreekumar stays lodged within the jail within the case.

The third accused, Bhatt is in a jail in Palanpur the place he’s serving life sentence in a custodial dying case.