SIT files chargesheet against Teesta Setalvad, two others in case of `fabricating evidence’

(Left to Right) Activist Teesta Setalvad, Retired DGP R B Sreekumar and Former IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt

The Gujarat Special Investigation Team has filed a chargesheet against activist Teesta Setalvad, retired DGP R B Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in Ahmedabad magistrate’s court in case of alleged fabrication of evidence in connection with Gujarat riots cases.

Investigating Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police B V Solanki said that the chargesheet had been filed on Tuesday. Former IPS officer-turned-lawyer Rahul Sharma has also been made a witness in the case, he added.

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.

Setalvad, arrested in the last week of June, was released on interim bail following a September 2 order of the Supreme Court. Sreekumar remains lodged in the jail in the case. The third accused, Bhatt is in a jail in Palanpur where he is serving life sentence in a custodial death case.

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