Activist Teesta Setalvad arrested by Gujarat ATS

She was arrested for allegedly giving false information on 2002 Gujarat riots

A Gujarat anti-terror squad (ATS) team on Saturday arrested activist Teesta Setalvad. She is being taken to Ahmedabad. According to the FIR, activist Teesta and two former IPS officers have been booked for allegedly giving false information about the Gujarat riots.

The Gujarat Police has booked former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, former IPS officer RB Sreekumar and activist Teesta Setalvad in the case.

According to the FIR, Setalvad, through Zakia Jafri, put several petitions in court and gave false information to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) head and other commissions. "The investigation has found that false information was given through petition," the FIR read.

The accused have been booked under sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine), 194 (giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of a capital offence) and other relevant sections of the IPC.

This development comes after the Supreme Court upheld the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) clean chit to 64 people, including PM Narendra Modi, in the 2002 riots case.

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