Gujarat Police at activist Teesta Setalvad’s home in Mumbai after verdict in 2002 riots case

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The Gujarat Police on Saturday arrived at activist Teesta Setalvad home in Mumbai’s Juhu neighbourhood, her husband Javed Anand told Scroll.in.

It was not immediately clear why the police were at her home, a person in Setalvad’s office said. The police arrived at her home around 3 pm, this person said.

The development came hours after Union home minister Amit Shah in an interview with F10 News accused Setalvad of giving baseless information to the police about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed allegations of “larger conspiracy” levelled by Zakia Jafri, the wife of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in the riots, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior Gujarat officials.

In its judgement, the court said that Setalvad exploited the emotions of Zakia Jafri. The court dismissed Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging the report of a Special Investigation Team that had cleared Modi in the conspiracy case.

More details to follow.

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