Congress Slams PM On Fees On Ahmed Patel


'Doesn't Spare The Departed': Congress Slams PM On Charges On Ahmed Patel

The SIT adverse Teesta Setalvad’s bail utility (Document)

New Delhi:

The Congress on Saturday strongly refuted the Gujarat police’s allegations towards veteran celebration chief Ahmed Patel that he had hatched a conspiracy to destabilise the BJP executive within the state, led via then Leader Minister Narendra Modi, after the 2002 riots.

The rebuttal got here after a Particular Investigation Workforce of the Gujarat Police on Friday contended prior to the courtroom that activist Teesta Setalvad was once part of a “better conspiracy” that was once performed on the example of Ahmed Patel to falsely implicate “blameless” other folks in reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The SIT made the declare whilst opposing the bail utility of Teesta Setalvad.

Hitting out at Top Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress in its commentary stated the allegations towards Ahmed Patel had been a “a part of the Top Minister’s systematic technique to absolve himself of any duty for the communal carnage unleashed when he was once leader minister of Gujarat in 2002.”

“The Top Minister’s political vendetta system obviously does now not even spare the departed who had been his political adversaries,” the commentary stated. 

“Giving judgment thru press, in an ongoing judicial procedure, thru puppet investigative businesses who trumpet wild allegations as meant findings, has been the hallmark of the Modi-Shah duo’s ways for years. That is not anything however every other instance of the similar, with the added object of vilifying a deceased individual since he’s clearly not able and unavailable to refute such brazen lies,” it added.

Congress chief Ahmed Patel died in 2020 following Covid-19 headaches.  

Ahmed Patel’s daughter Mumtaz Patel additionally disregarded the probe crew’s declare.  “I suppose his title @ahmedpatel nonetheless holds weight for use for political conspiracies to malign d opposition.Why all the way through UPA years @TeestaSetalvad was once now not rewarded & made Rajya sabha membr & why the middle uptil 2020 didn’t prosecute my father for hatching the sort of giant conspiracy,” she tweeted.

Bringing up statements of a witness, the SIT in its affidavit stated that Teesta Setalvad had gained Rs 30 lakh after post-Godhra riots in 2002 on the behest of Ahmed Patel.

Teesta Setalvad used to satisfy the leaders of a “outstanding nationwide celebration in energy at the moment in Delhi to implicate names of senior leaders of the BJP executive in rise up instances,” the SIT additional claimed.

Ms Setalvad was once arrested, at the side of former IPS officials RB Sreekumar final month after the Excellent Court docket upheld the clearance issued to then Leader Minister Narendra Modi and others within the Gujarat riots case.

Sanjeev Bhatt, who’s in a Gujarat prison since 2018 in a 27-year-old case, was once arrested via the SIT thru a switch warrant.



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