Relief for Setalvad from Mumbai court
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 23:32
  
Mumbai: A Sessions court on Thursday granted 'transit' anticipatory bail to activist Teesta Setalvad.

Setalvad had moved the court on Tuesday, seeking relief after the Gujarat High court upheld a magistrate's order directing police investigation against her for allegedly creating false evidence, in connection with 2002 Gujarat riot cases.

With the relief, Setalvad would not be arrested till she goes to Gujarat and approaches a court there.

Setalvad said she apprehended arrest in Mumbai though the offences were registered or likely to be registered in Gujarat.

"A case has been filed and while the case does not explicitly named the applicant, there is a reasonable belief of imminent arrest," the court order said.

Gujarat High Court on July 1 ordered investigations into allegations levelled by her former associate Rais Khan that Setalvad and other members of her organisation fabricated evidence in cases including Naroda Patiya massacre related to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011, 23:32


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