There were riots in Gujarat in the year 2002. Congress was the main party in the opposition then. SITObjecting to the bail plea of Setalvad, a petition was filed in the civil sessions court of the city on Friday. affidavit I said this. The SIT said that the accused had hatched a bigger conspiracy with political motives.
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar So why not me?
The Central Government honored Setalvad with the Padma Shri in 2007. The probe agency accused her of making these efforts to achieve political ambitions and said that she wanted to become a Rajya Sabha member. The SIT cited a witness who claimed that Setalvad asked a political leader why Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar were made MPs and were not considered. Shabana and Javed Miyabibi got a chance? Why am I not being made a member of Rajya Sabha?
Setalvad conspired to topple the Gujarat government?
The SIT on Friday said that Teesta was involved in a major conspiracy to topple the BJP government in Gujarat. The affidavit filed in the sessions court claimed that Setalvad was involved in a larger conspiracy at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel to topple the BJP government after the 2002 riots. Setalvad has been arrested along with former IPS officers RB Sreekumar and Sanjeev Bhatt for fabricating evidence to implicate innocent people in Gujarat riots cases.