Supreme Court grants interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad in Gujarat riots case

New Delhi, 2/9: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly fabricating evidence and forgery to frame people in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases.



A bench of Chief Justice U U Lalit and Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia took into consideration the fact the petitioner was a woman and the investigating agency had already conducted her custodial interrogation for seven days after the arrest.


“The appellant, a lady, has been in custody since June 25, the offences alleged against her pertained to period between 2002 to 2012. The investigating agency had advantage of seven days custodial interrogation,” the bench noted, adding she can be released on interim bail

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