Saturday, January 29, 2011

Teesta files for anticipatory bail in Godhra court

AHMEDABAD: Activist Teesta Setalvad has filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Godhra court in connection with the Pandarwada body exhumation case. The plea would come up for hearing before judge V D Parmar on Monday. 
   In 2002, the district administration had buried about 28 unidentified bodies of riot victims from Pandarwada and surrounding villages of Khanpur taluka of Panchmahal district in a graveyard near river Panam there.
   After over four years, one Rais Khan — who was then associated with CJP — and 12 others exhumed these bodies without prior permission of the government. Criminal complaint was registered against Khan and others. They obtained a stay on investigation from the Gujarat High Court. The stay was lifted by the High Court in November 2010, and Khan and his three aides were arrested on December 14. Khan, who has now fallen out with Setalvad, then gave a statement to the police saying that they had exhumed the body at Setalvad’’s behest, her lawyer A A Hasan said. PTI

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