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Gujarat riots: Congress leader Ahmed Patel gave Teesta Setalvad

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 16, Jul 2022, 16:23 pm IST | UPDATED: 16, Jul 2022, 16:25 pm IST

Gujarat riots: Congress leader Ahmed Patel gave Teesta Setalvad

New Delhi: Social activist Teesta Setalvad, former state Director General of Police (DGP) RB Sreekumar and former IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt had accepted Rs 30 lakhs from Ahmed Patel, the political advisor of the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to allegedly frame then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and destabilise his government following 2002 Gujarat riots, a Special Investigating Team (SIT) report revealed.

The SIT was formed to probe Setalvad along with RB Sreekumar for criminal conspiracy and forgery. SIT's ACP BC Solanki's Special public prosecutors Mitesh Amin and Amit Patel filed an affidavit in the sessions court on Friday against the bail plea filed by Teesta, Sreekumar in the Sessions Court stating that the accused had entered into a larger conspiracy with the intention of obtaining illegal money and other benefits from Congress.

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