“Teesta Setalvad wanted death sentence for PM Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots”: SIT charge sheet

Debjit Mukherjee: A special investigation team on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against activist Teesta Setalvad and two others in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. The trio – including retired Director General of Police RB Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt – have been accused of fabricating information and attempting to frame the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the SIT charge sheet, there had been a conspiracy to from Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots case, eventually leading to a death sentence against him.

The accused have been charged under sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 194 (giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction for capital offence) and 218 (public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture) of the IPC, among other provisions.