Teesta wanted to implicate the then CM Narendra Modi, claims in SIT chargesheet
The SIT has claimed in its charge sheet that Teesta Setalvad along with Sanjeev Bhatt and RB Sreekumar was conspiring to implicate the then CM and eliminate him politically.
Today, the SIT of Gujarat has filed its charge sheet in the court of Ahmedabad against social worker Teesta Setalvad and the other two. It claimed that Teesta Setalvad had hatched a conspiracy to create false cases against the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues and senior BJP leaders in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots. Former IPS RB Sreekumar and Sanjeev Bhatt were also part of Teesta's conspiracy, who was part of the government and used to prepare fake documents from time to time and send them to Teesta after making their official entry.
The charge sheet claimed that Setalvad worked in connivance with Congress leaders to spread the misconception among the riot victims that Gujarat was not a safe place for them.
The 100-page charge sheet, filed by the SIT in the Ahmedabad sessions court, states that forged documents and forged affidavits were prepared and several lawyers were employed for this. Victims were also instigated to take the case out of state and fictionalized stories were made in their names. Witnesses were pressured to sign these stories. By doing this, a conspiracy was hatched to end the political career of the then CM Narendra Modi and he should be sentenced to death.
The three have been booked under IPC sections 468 (forgery with intent to deceive), 194 (granting or fabricating false evidence with intent to cause death sentence), and 211 (initiating criminal proceedings against or falsely implicating any person). charged under. Apart from this, charges have been made under 218 (making false records by a public servant or writing with intent to save any person from punishment) and section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Teesta Setalvad was arrested in the last week of June. Teesta was released on interim bail following the Supreme Court's order on September 2.