Teesta contests BJP's claim on SC verdict on Modi



New Delhi: Social activist Teesta Setalvad today contested BJP's claim that the Supreme Court order in Gulburg society riot case has vindicated the party's stand that there is no shred of evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the case relating to 2002 riots in the state.

Setalvad, who has been fighting legal battle for Gujarat riots victim, said the apex court has given them an opportunity to be heard before the magistrate.

"According to me and according to other petitioners, the reason why it is a victory for us and not for Modi or BJP is that it has gone past the FIR stage," she said.

The investigation has been treated as a valid investigation under the law and now it has reached the charge sheet stage," she further said.

The apex court today refused to pass any order on alleged inaction of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to contain riots in 2002 and left it to the concerned magistrate's court to decide the course of action against him on the basis of the SIT report.

PTI