Activist Teesta Setalvad was arrested in Mumbai on Saturday by the Gujarat Counter Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with an FIR registered against her at the criminal section of the city of Ahmedabad, sources said. “Teesta Setalvad was arrested by Gujarat ATS in Mumbai under an FIR registered by Ahmedabad Criminal Branch,” a source from Gujarat ATS said.
A day earlier, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean rating given by the SIT to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the post-riot riot cases. Godhra in 2002. Setalvad’s NGO had supported Jafri throughout his legal battle. Jafri’s husband, Ehsan Jafri, was killed during the riots.
A Mumbai police officer confirmed that Setalvad was picked up by Gujarat police from her residence in Santacruz. “We provided them with the assistance they requested,” he added.
First post: STI