SIT cites 90 witnesses to back charges against Teesta Setalvad, others | India News

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AHMEDABAD: The SIT filed a chargesheet on Wednesday against social activist Teesta Setalvad, former DGP RB Sreekumar and ex-IPS Sanjiv Bhatt, citing 90 witnesses in support of charges of fabricating evidence to frame 63 persons for a purported “larger conspiracy behind the 2002 riots”. Sreekumar and Bhatt are behind bars, while Setalvad has been granted interim bail by the SC in this case.
After investigating, the SIT has charged the three with criminal conspiracy, forgery, fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction for capital punishment, falsely instituting criminal proceedings against people despite knowledge that there were no just grounds for the same, and framing of incorrect records by a public servant.
According to the chargesheet, Setalvad and the other accused held meetings with the late Congress leader and RS member Ahmed Patel, and Setalvad allegedly…

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