Activist Teesta Setalvad Detained By Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad In Mumbai…
Activist Teesta Setalvad was detained by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Gujarat Police from Mumbai on Saturday, news agency ANI reported. It was not immediately clear that they were leveling charges against him.
The move comes a day after the Supreme Court questioned the role of those who “boiled the pot” over the 2002 Gujarat riots – seen as a nod to Ms Setalvad’s NGO, which helped victims of violence. Worked extensively with
Ms Setlawad was a co-petitioner in the case, which was dismissed on Friday by the Supreme Court, which challenged the acquittal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in the riots, was the main petitioner.
Upholding the approval given by the court-appointed Special Investigation Team or SIT to the then Gujarat Chief Minister PM Modi, the Supreme Court said the case was “devoid of merit” and was filed “obviously, for secret design”.
“All those involved in such abuse of process must stand in the dock and proceed in accordance with the law,” the judges said.