Thursday, May 26, 2011

Setalvad is being framed.

Mumbai: The Gujarat government came in for criticism for its shoddy handling of the 2002 Godhra riots from the ‘Committee for the Defence of Teesta Setalvad and Justice in Gujarat’. Retired SC judge P B Sawant, who heads the panel and Gujarat ex-CM Suresh Mehta said that harbingers of justice, like Setalvad, were being framed by corrupt government authorities.

Speaking at a press conference here, the panel addressed the charge of ‘absconding accused’ filed against Setalvad, secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). Setalvad is an accused in the Pandharwada mass graves case. An affidavit has also been filed against her by Yasmeen Shaikh alleging Setalvad had influenced her to testify against Best Bakery case convicts. Supporting Setalvad, Mehta said, “She is being framed only to intimidate the people.” TNN 

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