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Teesta Setalvad refutes charges of attempting to destabilise BJP ruled Gujarat govt at Ahmed Patel’s behest

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Teesta Setalvad refutes charges of attempting to destabilise BJP ruled Gujarat govt at Ahmed Patel's behest

Ahmedabad: Social activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday refuted the charges of allegedly being part of conspiracy to topple the then- Gujarat government and frame innocent people after the 2002 riots, saying that charges were “baseless”.

The SIT, which is probing the case of fabrication of evidence for the 2002 Gujarat riots conspiracy, in an affidavit filed before the court, claimed that the activist, Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt had hatched a plot at the behest of Patel to topple the then state government.

The investigation team also claimed that Setalvad used to meet the leaders of a national party in Delhi to implicate names of senior leaders of the BJP government in riot cases.”

“The political objective of the applicant (Setalvad) while enacting this larger conspiracy was dismissal or destabilisation of the elected government… She obtained illegal financial and other benefits and rewards from rival political party in lieu of her attempts to wrongly implicate innocent persons in Gujarat,” read the SIT’s affidavit.

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