Supreme Court slams Modi Govt for 'spurious' case against Teesta Seetalvad

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Supreme Court slams Modi Govt for 'spurious' case against Teesta Seetalvad

Post by Rashmun on Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:23 pm

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Gujarat government for initiating a probe against social activist Teesta Setalvad for her alleged role in a case of illegal exhumation of the bodies of the 2002 riot victims, saying it is a "spurious" case to victimise her.
"This is a hundred percent spurious case to victimise the petitioner (Setalvad)," said a bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai.
While criticising the state government for beginning the probe against Setalvad, it added, "this type of case does no credit to the state of Gujarat in any way."
"This case is hundred percent spurious. In other cases against petitioner, there may be something," the bench said.
Besides this case, the Gujarat government has also lodged criminal proceedings against her in other riot-related cases.

The bench was of the view that it was not correct on the part of the Gujarat government to go ahead with the case.
It asked senior advocate Pradeep Ghosh, who appeared for the Gujarat government, to go through the First Information Report (FIR) of the case and advise the government not to proceed with it.
"You advise your client not to proceed with this type of case. You should show some responsibility and tell the government not to proceed with the case," the bench said.


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