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Gujarat ATS takes Teesta Setalvad into custody after Supreme Court judgment [Read FIR]

The top court had on Friday dismissed the plea by Zakia Jafri, wife of former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri who had challenged the Gujarat High Court’s decision of 2017 upholding the Magistrate’s decision to accept the closure report filed by the SIT in the case.

While dismissing the plea, the top court had made observations against persons more specifically Gujarat officials, including former DGP of the State RB Sreekumar, terming them “disgruntled”.

The Court said that there was a coalesced effort by the disgruntled officials of the State of Gujarat to create sensation by making revelations that were false to their own knowledge.

“At the end of the day, it appears to us that a coalesced effort of the disgruntled officials of the State of Gujarat along with others was to create sensation by making revelations which were false to their own knowledge. The falsity of their claims had been fully exposed by the SIT after a thorough investigation,” the judgment had said.

Such officials need to be in the dock for “keeping pot boiling” with ulterior motive.

“Intriguingly, the present proceedings have been pursued for last 16 years including with the audacity to question the integrity of every functionary involved in the process of exposing the devious stratagem adopted (to borrow the submission of learned counsel for the SIT), to keep the pot boiling, obviously, for ulterior design. As a matter of fact, all those involved in such abuse of process, need to be in the dock and proceeded with in accordance with law,” the Court had stated.

Source: Barandbench

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