05 March, 2012

Teesta Setalvad, Rajdeep Sardesai & the truth about Pandarwada grave digging case

Anand Mathur

The learned bench of the Supreme Court, commented that the investigation proceedings against Ms. Teesta Setalvad in the illegal grave opening case of Pandarwada were spurious. Justice Aftab Alam did not explain why, but asked the Gujarat government Advocate to go through the FIR “passionately”. The bench held that while other cases against Ms. Setalvad held some merit, this particular case was “spurious”.

But curiously in his affidavit against Ms. Teesta Setalvad, the senior journalist of Headlines Today, Mr. Rahul Singh has claimed that he was present at the time of opening of the graves and that he was unaware that the graves were legal. He also claims that Ms. Teesta Setalvad brushed aside his ethical concerns and betrayed his trust by passing on the story to Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN, who apparently was given all his information about the case by Ms. Teesta Setalvad , negating the investigative work being done by Mr. Rahul Singh!

Ms. Teesta Setalvad, in her search for justice, has apparently shown blatant disregard for probity in public life and the rule of law. It seems that to her, the end justifies the means. In her fanatic crusade to nail the Gujarat Government, Mr. Narendra Modi in particular, there are serious accusations of perjury and extra-legal behavior. Several lives rot in jails based on concocted testimonies filed by Ms. Teesta Setalvad’s NGO against these innocent victims of her crusade. Her key coordinator, Mr. Rais Khan has also turned against her for her regular recourse to illegal ways. He has also alleged in a letter written to the Chief Justice of the Mumbai High Court that he has received threats from Muslim fundamentalists for going against Ms. Teesta Setalvad.

Exhumation of the dead bodies without prior permission of the competent authorities constitutes an offence under sections 192 (fabricating false evidence), 193 (punishment for false evidence, 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 297 (trespassing on burial places) of IPC.

Meanwhile Ms. Teesta Setalwad continues unabated.

View Rahul Singh's affidavit submitted to the Dy. Superintendent of Police, Lunawada

Read Critique on Justice Aftab Alam's thoughts on Secularism

Also View Evidence Against Teesta Setalvad for more such instances.


Anonymous said...

in a communally sentimental case muslim judges should recuse themselves as their judgement wud be seen as pro-muslim judgements.When a grave is dug up by a 3rd person without permissiion by relatives of the deceased or govt it is a crime and police has powers to file FIR against the culprit but SC approved digging of graves by a 3rd person

Anonymous said...

Teesta shetalvad playing with the emotions of muslims with a vendetta against Narendra Modi but judiciary is not impartial in this case.Can the justice allow exhumation of dead bodies from te grvaes by any 3rd party?

Anonymous said...

in a communally sentimental case muslim judges should recuse themselves as their judgement wud be seen as pro-muslim judgements.

The same standard should be applied to Hindu judges. There shouldn't have been any Hindu judge in the Babri Mosque demolition case, as we see that Hindu judges cannot distinguish between the legality of the issue and their own beliefs.

Anonymous said...

//The same standard should be applied to Hindu judges.//

If Justice Alam is saying its ok for a 3rd party to dig up graves, it is against law and will be challenged. Anyway, Justice Alam has been demystified in this link

Himanshu Bhai Mehta said...

Very well then, the hindu judges must recuse themselves from cases concerning hindu sensibilities, muslim judges from cases to do with muslim sensibilities, eh? Since hindus and muslims are often at loggerheads with each other, perhaps they should be judged by sikhs and christians etc?

Aren't the judges supposed to be fair? This is a funny post that targets a judge's religion. Muslims too can object too a hindu judge then.

SAHANIS said...

Want to destroy a nation use local fools anti national and who can be bought with money. You don't need outsiders anymore.