The court has rejected the bail requests of activist Teesta Setalvad and former top cop RB Sreekumar, facing charges of fabricating evidence during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
On Friday, the Ahmedabad City Sessions Court adjourned the hearing on the duo’s bail petitions to Saturday.
Following their release from custody, Setalvad and former Gujarat DGP Sreekumar applied for bail at the Ahmedabad City Sessions Court. However, the duo will continue to be in jail, as decided by the court after all hearings ended on July 22.
Regarding the Gujarat riots in 2002, the Ahmedabad crime branch filed a case against Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar, and Sanjiv Bhatt. It alleged that they fabricated evidence and affidavits to target innocent individuals. The Crime Branch arrested them in June-end and sent them to 14-day judicial custody on July 2. According to the Ahmedabad Crime Branch, the three were part of a larger conspiracy after the Godhra Train incident.
In an affidavit submitted to the court, the crime branch claimed that the conspiracy was hatched by the accused at the behest of late Congress MP and political advisor Ahmed Patel. According to the crime branch, Teesta Setalvad received Rs 5.25 lakh from the late Ahmed Patel and aspired to become an MP.