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Published: Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:46 [IST]
Delhi: A bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit will today hear the bail plea of social activist Teesta Sethalwad, who was arrested in the case of plotting a conspiracy against the then Chief Minister of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots.
In 2002, sectarian violence broke out in the state of Gujarat following the Godhra train burning incident. Tens of thousands of Muslims were slaughtered in this religious violence. The Gujarat religious violence of 2002 shook the world.
Godhra Violence- Teesta Conspiracy against Prominent Political Leader- Gujarat Govt in Supreme Court
Modi acquitted by Special Investigation Team
The current Prime Minister Modi was the Chief Minister during the 2002 Gujarat religious violence. Congress MP during Gujarat riots 69 people including Isaan Jabri were killed. 64 people including Modi have been charged in this related case. But the Special Investigation Committee, which investigated the matter, acquitted Modi and others.
Modi acquittal in Gujarat case is correct
Isaan Jabri’s wife Zakia Jabri and social activist Deesta Setalwad filed a case in the Supreme Court against the Special Investigation Team’s release of Modi and others. On June 24, the Supreme Court confirmed the release of Modi and others by the Special Investigation Committee after completing the related investigations. The very next day i.e. on June 25, the Special Investigation Team arrested Teesta Setalwad for conspiring to implicate Modi in the Gujarat violence incidents of 2002.
Teesta action arrest
Social activist Teesta along with former DGP Srikumar and IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt were also arrested on June 25. It was a huge controversy across the country. The Ahmedabad court rejected the petition filed by Teesta and Srikumar seeking bail in these cases. Following this, both Teesta Setalwad and Srikumar filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking bail.
Will Teesta get bail?
The Supreme Court heard the petition and ordered the Gujarat government to respond by August 25. Following this, the Supreme Court judges ordered that the response of the Gujarat government should be filed within 2 days. Based on this, the Gujarat government filed a counter-petition in the Supreme Court. During the Gujarat violence, Teesta is said to have hatched a conspiracy against a prominent leader. Also met a political leader in this regard; The Gujarat government has also claimed that he received a huge amount of money. Meanwhile, a bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit will hear Teesta Sethalwad’s bail plea today.
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The Supreme Court to hear a plea for bail filed by activist Teesta Setalvad today at 3 pm
Story first published: Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:46 [IST]