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HC grants protection to Teesta Setalvad

November 23, 2004 14:28 IST

The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed Gujarat and Maharashtra governments to give social activist Teesta Setalvad three days' notice in case they wanted to arrest her.

Setalvad had sought the protection fearing arrest in connection with allegations made against her by the prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Shaikh, that she was "pressurised" to give false evidence in the court.

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Justice Ajay Khanvilkar disposed off the anticipatory bail application of Setalvad and her associate, Rais Khan, after theGujarat government informed the court that they had not filed anFIR against them.

Zaheera had filed an affidavit on November 3 before the Vadodara collector alleging she was forced to move to Mumbai at the behest of Setalvad, kept in wrongful confinement for nearly a month, made to sign documents and pressurised to falsely depose before a Mumbai court.

The disclosure had come as a shock to many because the Best Bakery retrial was ordered after Zaheera and her mother had alleged that they had lied in the trail court under pressure.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: Yes, Setalvads can always manage justice, and speedy justice!

Yes, only persons like Setalvad can always manage to get justice, and speedy justice at that, to themselves, thanks to the 'unique' judicial alacrity and ...

Posted by Atri

Sub: double standards

this is height of double standards. on the statement of zahira sheikh the people who are demanding the heads of the accused are the same ...

Posted by Rajeev Venkat

Sub: HC grants protection to Teesta

I think justice system in India needs a serious debate and revision.

Posted by Yousuf Baig



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