SIT director charged a leading activist, Teesta Setalvad, with adding morbidity into the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat by cooking up macabre tales of killings.
SIT headed by former CBI director R K Raghavan said many incidents were cooked up, false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents, and false charges levelled against the then Ahmedabad police chief P C Pandey.
A report in TOI appearing on April 14 on Citizens of Justice and Peace and Teesta Setalvad by Dhananjay Mahapatra is a case of irresponsible
reportage. The SIT led by former CBI director R K Raghavan told the Supreme Court on Monday... reads the opening para of the report.
The fact is that neither Raghavan, nor any other SIT member was present at the apex court to tell it anything. The TOI report could only be referring to a contention made in a four page note circulated by Hemantika Wahi for the Gujarat government. It was not a note prepared by SIT.
The detailed report of SIT submitted to the Supreme Court on March 6, 2007, has not been available for study either to NHRC, the petitioners in this case, or CJP, which has intervened in this matter, or to any in the media. Any reference to it is hence hearsay and it may amount to contempt of court t ...more